Whenever there is a global issue I’ve learnt to always ask the Father His perspective on what is going on or where He is at work. Last year when there was a lot of news surrounding climate change and water levels rising with a lot of protests etc, the Lord spoke and connected it to how in the spiritual realm He is pouring out His spirit according to Acts 2:17 that says “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams”
He said there would be a revival like never before. He actually tied this to the amount of fresh water and salt water on the earth and connected it to the water of life that flows from His throne of in Heaven.
Therefore with the emergence of the Corona Virus epidemic, I asked the Father and He spoke however the first thing I must point out is that God is a good good Father and contrary to what a lot of people think or are saying He has not sent the Corona virus to punish the world because of sin. That’s not His nature. He sent His son Jesus to save us from sickness and diseases. Jesus died so we could be healed. Every single person that came to Jesus was healed. He even healed before He died on the cross.
His word says in Matthew 7: 11 says “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!’. He loves every single human being whether they are in sin or not. He loves every single human being whether they have accepted Him or believe in Him or not. A good Father who loves His children, would never send a virus to the world to punish anyone not those that He loves dearly.
Therefore, this is not God. This is the devils work. For the Bible says in John 10 : 10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
God desires a world that is sickness free, virus free, death free etc. In Luke 10, Jesus taught us to pray “ So He said to them, “When you pray, say:
The emphasis is on “Your will be fine on earth as it is in heaven”. In Heaven there is no sickness or virus and this is the way God designed the world from the very beginning and it is His desire that the world is sickness free. Now that we have established that this virus epidemic is not Gods punishment neither, is it His will and neither is He the one who caused it , I will share what He revealed to me.
This time the Father connected the Corona Virus to sin. Essentially the analogy for sin is virus. He said a virus is like sin or rather sin is like a virus and the way the Corona virus is spreading so fast is the way sin spreads so fast and has spread so fast in our world. In the physical world, the corona virus causes a physical death and this is the same way in the spiritual realm sin causes a spiritual death. Furthermore, the way the virus is causing everything in the world to shut down is the way sin causes things that should be happening for us in the Spirit realm to shut down.
He led me to search “Sin like a virus” and I googled it and found an article that actually compares a virus to sin. Please see excerpts below:
In fact, the characteristics of a virus are eerily like sin.
* Viruses are clever, they don’t die. If they are without a host, they go dormant until the right conditions come along so they can grow and multiply.
* Satan, the advocate of our sinful nature, is aware of our errant addictions. If we fail to address such dependencies and obsessions, no matter how dormant they appear, they will come back to haunt us.
* A virus is a tiny microbe that you can only see with a microscope.
* Venial sin is subtle: an attachment to a worldly pleasure, the welcoming of a bit of anger, a dash of ego—these are all microbes that can easily grow and fester into mortal sin—the grave matter that leads to spiritual death.
*Viruses need a host to survive. They spread rapidly and do a lot of damage to the host, destroying cells and causing diseases, which leads to physical death.
*Once we commit a sin, if it goes unchecked, it spreads rapidly. It damages our behavior, destroys relationships and leads to spiritual death.
In the end, a virus is a virus. You can call it something other than what it is, but it does not change what it is or what it can do to you. Equally, a sin is a sin. You can call it something other than what it is, but it does not change what it is or what it can do to you.
Culled from Sin is Like a Virus – SpiritualDirection.com
Just like we are taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus like washing our hands, covering our mouths when we cough etc, He said we should also take precautions against sin. Just like how you would wash your hands thoroughly when you are in contact with a droplet of the virus, this is how we should wash away every single sin no matter how small or insignificant it looks. A single droplet can cause an infestation and this is how the smallest sin can cause an infestation. We should protect ourselves against sin with the blood of Jesus that acts as a sanitizer and also the water of the Holy Spirit.
He said one thing that really touched me. With the virus we are advised to keep to ourselves and social distance is encouraged to protect ourselves whilst this makes sense the sad thing is that most people are concerned only about themselves and not their neighbours. People are panic buying and buying everything in the grocery store and as a result people who need things are not able to purchase them. Many people are fighting over essential things like toilet paper. My cousin told me how at the grocery store In the States, she bought the second to the last toilet paper and two people were fighting over the last one (on a side note though whats with panicking over toilet paper when you can use water -covers face lollll. Okay let me get back to being serious. We should also be sensitive about the information we send and spread. Many people are sending information that Covid only affects those who are old or those who have pre existing medical conditions. Whilst this provides some comfort for young people and people who are healthy, I cannot begin to imagine what the older generation is feeling and also people Young or old with medical conditions such as asthma, HIV, sickle cell, cancer etc. If you fall into any of these categories, please be rest assured that God wants to heal you. I pray for peace over you that surpasses understanding According to Phillipians 4:6-7 that says 6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
The only people who are not thinking about self-preservation and are brave to help those who get affected by the virus are the medical professionals . They don’t have the luxury of preserving self. They are at the forefront in the hospitals taking care of the sick and caring for them. This cannot be easy for them but they have taken an oath to do their jobs. We can’t even imagine what they are going through even psychologically and mentally seeing so many people die. Despite this, they put on their protective gear and help those who are sick.
He said when it comes to sin as His children He wants us to be like the doctors, nurses and hospital workers. We should not just be concerned about self preservation and making heaven or rapture but we should put on our protective gear and go into the world and help those who are in sin. We should go to the frontlines of darkness, to the world and risk it all to save souls . Our protective gear in this sense is the armour of God.
Ephesians 6:10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [b]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [c]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
The harvest is so ripe at the moment, so many people realise that at the end of the day everything they have known has failed them. Nothing in this world can be relied on. They are seeking security which can only be found in Jesus. Just as there are currently so many people that have been affected by the virus, there are so many people that have also been affected by sin and we should reach out to help just like the amazing medical professionals.
Please note that this article is not saying that people with the virus are sinners neither is it saying only people in sin will have the virus. Not at all. I’m not comparing the people who have it to sin but I’m comparing the virus itself to sin.
Let us take time to pray for all medical professionals risking their lives and at the forefront of this epidemic. Let us pray for protection and healing for them because they will need healing psychologically based on all they have seen in this season. Let us also pray for healing for all those who have the virus. Let us also pray for the discovery of a vaccination and a quick eradication of this virus.
Let us also as children of God say yes to birthing Gods purpose on earth and to go to the frontlines to help the unsaved to win souls for Jesus. Let us not think of self preservation and pray for rapture to come so we can quickly go to Heaven. The Bible says in Matthew 9: 37-38 “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
The Lord said 2020 is going to be a year of Greater glory and He connected it to Isaiah 60. Isaiah 60 verse 1 says “Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
There is gross darkness in the world and we can shine our light by reaching out to those lost in sin.
As we pray for the world and for this virus to be eradicated, let us build our immune systems by taking vitamins, eating well, sleeping well, exercising etc. In the same way let us build our spiritual immune system against sin by meditating on the word of God, spending time in the secret place, praying and obeying the commands of the Lord.
Finally whilst the world is waiting for a vaccine to be developed against the corona virus, God has already developed a vaccine against sin.
Vaccines contain the same germs that cause disease. Essentially a small quantity of the virus is introduced into your body which stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies that will fight the virus. You then become immune to it. Jesus took our sin upon His body and He died for us. He shed His blood for us and this bloods protects us from the consequences of sin. When we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour His blood covers us and protects us from the effects of sin which is spiritual death instead we have eternal life with Him. The blood of Jesus is our vaccine against sin.
If you are reading this and you have the corona virus, be rest assured that God will heal you. I pray for healing and speedy recovery over you. Please listen to Nosa’s song on YouTube titled “Na your way”.
If you are reading this and you are living in sin but would like to give your life to Jesus, please say this prayer “Lord Jesus, thank you for leading me to this point in my life and for being with me all of my life. I’m sorry for being far away from You and I’m sorry for all my sins. I repent of all my sins. Please forgive me, Lord. Please come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I believe in You and the sacrifice You made for me on the cross of Calvary. I give You my life and I submit my will to You. Please help me to be more like You, to be obedient to You and please send me the Holy Spirit as my helper. Lord, I desire a Father-daughter /Father-son relationship with You and I look forward to this love relationship in Jesus Name Amen.