One of the things God is doing is purifying His Church (see We are In the Furnace of Affliction). He's using this situation to help us mature. Hebrews 5:14 teaches us that this occurs when we learn to discern both good and evil.
That's why I've posted this excerpt from worldmeters.info. It reveals something about this current situation. Please know that in my opinon the virus is a serious situation. Why the Bible even provides guidance in Leviticus 13 as to how to isolate or quarantine sick people who could infect other people.
But this virus is not anywhere near as serious as the hyper-fear would have you believe and there are bad actors trying to take advantage of this situation to advance an unholy, unrighteous agenda. I share these statistics to make just one point and that is, life and death are not really the primary issue nor is it the primary goal of those who drive the hyperfear narrative. Note that I'm not saying that about everyone. There are many noble civil servants laying their lives down for us. We should be so grateful. Here, I am emphasizing those whose motive is less than noble. They have a hidden agenda.
The data cleary indicates that if life and death were really the motive, our nation's attentions and resources would be redirected and prioritized elsewhere. But that's not the case is it? It's kind of like when the Democrat socialist focus on demonizing and legislating semi-automatic rifles, which they renamed assualt weapons, which is the firearm used the least number of crimes according to the FBI statistics (ie. average under 300 incidents per year in a nation of 350 million). There are other firearms and weapons used in thousands of more crimes annually. The point is, there is another agenda in play and it is about control.
During our "Call to Pray for our Nation" over the last three weeks I've heard numerous prophetic voices raise great concern over the counsel being given to President Trump. We began to pray about his administration's counselors. Then Jeremiah Johnson and other prophets like him had dreams or visions of rats in the White House. For example, click here for Trump Warning Prophecy; Rat in the White House. 1 Corinthians 13:9 says we know in part and prophesy in part. Amos 3:7 says God does nothing unless He reveals it to His servants the prophets. So, when unknown prophets on the Call to Pray for our Nation, and well known prophets in our nation begin to speak the same thing, we take note. The question is, how does God want us to respond?
King David & God's Promise of Sure Mercy Gives Insight into How to Pray
For an in depth understanding of the "Sure Mercies of David" I highly recommend you get Al Houghton, my mentor and dear friends book. Click here.
When the nation of Israel in 2 Samuel 15 faced an overthrow of its government we find King David praying "O Lord, I pray, turn the counsel of Athithophel into foolishness," in 2 Samuel 15:31. In verse 34 King David then sends another counselor to "defeat the counsel of Ahithophel." What can we learn from this example?
- There are good counselors and bad counselors that have different motives who advise heads of government.
- Bad counselors need to be replaced with good counselors.
- The solution began with a prayer and was followed by action.
I believe that the deep state or as we call it, the swamp, is alive and well in Washington DC. It's taken some hits but there are still some critters left in the swamp that need to go and other people need to be moved in. How do we pray without imposing our will vice enforcing God's will?
I Submit To You
To sum up Al's conclusion in the Sure Mercies of David, it is that God made a covenant way to address our moral failures and cut off our enemies in the pursuit of doing God's will. Flowing consistently with His word through out the cannon of scripture we find a consistent expression and understanding of spiritual laws. It's the way God designed the universe to work.
For example, in Deuternonomy 28 we find the blessings that come upon a people who obey God's word and starting in verse 15 we find what happens if a people violate God's word. These are spiritual laws. They work just like the law of gravity. It's always there and works the same way everytime. It's like Jesus who is the same today, yesterday and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
Coronavirus Plague Described in the Bible
I was talking with Al Houghton of Word at Work earlier today as we were discussing, what should the Church pray and proclaim TODAY? That's when he shared, Deuteronomy 28:21-22 says, The Lord will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess. The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever..." Now, let's compare the scripture to the charactertics of coronavirus. Strongs Concordance in Olive Tree defines the following words.
- Plague - h1698 - from 1696 (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence: — murrain, pestilence, plague.
- Consumption - h7829, same as 7828; emaciation: — consumption. AV (2) - consumption , wasting disease, a wasting disease of the lungs
- Fever - h6920. from 6919; inflammation, i.e. febrile disease: — burning ague, fever.
- Inflamation - h1816. : from 1814; a burning fever: — inflammation.
- To sum these characteristics up it is a wasting disease of the lungs that comes with a burning fever. Sounds a lot like coronvirus symptoms don't you think?
The Mercy of God
But there is another way! It is the way of God's mercy which He extended to those like David. Consider Deuteronomy 7:12 which says, "Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers... Deuteronomy 7:15 And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.
All we have to do is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. It is the favorite scripture we all know. If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray.... but wait. We need to add some context. I will use underlines and bold for emphasis.
2 Chronicles 6:14-15 and he said: “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.
2 Chronicles 6:28-30 “When there is famine in the land, pestilence or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers; when their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there is; whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone, or by all Your people Israel, when each one knows his own burden and his own grief, and spreads out his hands to this temple: then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of the sons of men.
The word translated pestilence here is the same word translated plague in Deuteronomy 28 mentioned above. So if we confess our sins as a nation then:
We Can Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14
2 Chronicles 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
When we pray, seek His face and then repent, turn from our wicked ways THEN He will hear, forgive and then heal the land.
How Do We Determine Which Rats to Target?
Psalm 21 gives beautful insight. The rats are the ones with evil intent. So, if their intent is to oppose God's will and remove the one God chose to serve like King Cyrus, then we will ask the Lord to remove them so as to defeat their evil counsel. The eternal law of sowing and reaping will be enforced. They will reap what they have sowed. They seek to remove one from office therefore they will be removed from their ofice. Consider the following scripture.
Your hand will find all Your enemies;
Your right hand will find those who hate You.
You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger;
The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath,
And the fire shall devour them.
Their offspring You shall destroy from the earth,
And their descendants from among the sons of men.
For they intended evil against You;
They devised a plot which they are not able to perform.
Therefore You will make them turn their back;
You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces.
Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength!
We will sing and praise Your power.
We know that God will judge the hearts of men (1 Corinthians 4:5). We cannot for the hearts of mankind are decietful and wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). But God can for He knows the secrets of men's hearts (2 Chronicles 6:30).
We Will Ask God to Decide Who the Rats Are
With this truth in mind, we will appeal to our heavenly Fathering asking Him who knows all things to determine who is opposing His plans and has evil intent with the goal of undermining the Trump presidency and seeing him removed from office. Those who seek to remove God's choosen we will ask God to remove them. For those who seek to kill or murder, they have defined their own judgment just like Pharoh did when he drowned all of the sons (Exodus 1:22). We pray God deliver His servants like He did Moses and that every bad actor engaged in opposing God's will would be cut off.
With these things in mind, join me in praying:
Heavenly Father, we come to you in Jesus name and we recognize Your mercy and Your love in the midst of this plague. We have sinned. We have erred as a nation. We've passed laws and established policies which are directly contrary to Your word as it pertains to the sacrifice of our children through abortion (Leviticus 18:20-18, 20:1-3) and redefined your defintion of marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:24). We have encouraged actions Your Bible defines as abominations. We have also worshipped wealth, sports, idols of silver, gold, committed adultery, fornication, which has prospered the practice of sex trafficking. We've embraced sorceries, encouraged addictions, practiced witchcraft, homosexuality, become a nation which exalts liars into public office and we feed at the trough of a media which regularly serves misinformation and we eat it up. We sow discord, we cause division, we backbite, steal, kill and destroy which all expressions of Satan's nature (John 8:44 and John 10:10). Why, because we love it! Our actions say we do. Oh Father, have mercy and forgive us. Help us turn from our wicked way.
We thank you Revelation 9:20-21 speaks to the role of plagues. It calls us to repent.
We see the effects of our choices and the prophets (Amos 3:7) have revealed there are rats spreading a false narrative like a disease but we are unable to judge the heart of men therefore we appeal to You. Only you can know and judge the hearts of mankind. Would you look into the hearts of the advisors around our President and judge and remove everyone who propagates a lie or supports and seeks to advance an agenda that is contrary to Your word and Your will. Even as I pray for my president I ask you to do the same for my brothers and sisters in their respective nations. Would you send Godly righteous advisors to their heads of state and cut off everyone who opposes Your will in their nation?
We appeal with this scripture in mind.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
In You I take shelter.
Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in the land of uprightness.
Revive me, O Lord, for Your name's sake!
For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
In Your mercy cut off my enemies, (cut off our enemies)
And destroy all those who afflict my soul;
For I am Your servant.
Your word says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." Lord help us to humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways. Then Your word says YOU WILL HEAR, and forgive and heal our land.
Lord, I want to thank you that you are a covenant keeping God. You keep the covenant of sure mercy and cut off our/Your enemies and destroy all those who afflict Your people and oppose Your will. In Jesus mighty name.