Hello everyone! So much has happened since my last blog post or podcast, which I’m using some of this time to share what’s been laid upon my heart. But since so much is going on I’m not sure where to begin, so let’s start from where we are currently. As of today, March 27, 2020 the Wuhan Coronavirus has infected 85,356 people nationally and 1,246 have died as of this broadcast.
In the state of Georgia, where I live, currently 6 counties have a mandatory stay at home policy in place and several states have actually shut everything down.
It’s a very uncertain time, not simply because of the virus, but the United States is now teetering on the worst financial catastrophe in history as millions are filing for unemployment and many small businesses may go under. It’s mind blowing to me how fast everything can turn. Just one month ago we had record growth and jobs and within the span of a few days all of it is wiped out.
Currently, most of the country is on a 15 day stay at home order in hopes to slow virus and as a result most are beginning to become a little stir crazy. For example, today at 12pm there was a caravan of about 100 cars that came through my neighborhood honking and people hanging out of their windows and hanging out of the sun roofs yelling, I can only assume to bring some relief or laughter to people. I have no idea what they were thinking.
Over the past few days I’ve posted a couple videos and tried to share some bible verses that provide hope. Because only Jesus Christ and His word can give us true hope during the trials we are going to endure, which brings me to why I’m writing and broadcasting this at the same time. I’ve been struggling to share and even know, what an appropriate response to all that is going on and the times in which we live.
This is something I’ve actually been thinking allot about and asking God for guidance. I’ll share the one clear word He told me to share in just a little bit.
The response I’ve been seeing has actually grieved me. There’s been more than enough comic relief, clips of people doing silly stuff going viral. I assure you this video is not going viral. There are videos of people singing attempting to comfort each other, some actually singing and worshiping God, which I honestly applaud. There have been more than enough false prophets and teachers saying this is God’s judgment on homosexuals and on America because of abortion and sexual deviance. Which might seem possible, however the first man to die of coronavirus in Oklahoma was a pastor, and many of the victims have been elderly or people with underlying health conditions. So, it would appear to me if God were truly judging America because of sexual deviance and abortion the point may be getting lost.
To be clear, I’m not going to say the Wuhan coronavirus is of God. However, I do believe it is being used by God and will be used by God for His purpose. What purpose is that you ask? To bring about the fullness of the Gentiles.
On June 30, 2018 I shared a prophetic word the Lord had placed on my heart. I will place the link here for those who wish to view it. https://youtu.be/RQjqfuJalLo
In the video I mention a darkness that would sweep across America, a suffocating darkness. Since that video I’ve become aware that the suicide rate has increased in America by 30 percent and greater for those age 25 and younger.
I know what I’m sharing isn’t sunshine and rainbows and honestly I don’t believe that’s what we need right now. I love humor. I love comedy. I’m all for doing things to help take our minds off all the news and disinformation that is coming out of the main stream media, however, it’s not a time to completely unplug from what the Spirit of God is trying to convey.
In the bible we see how God warns Israel before He scattered them and attempted to get their attention and to turn back to Him. I asked in a recent video what would true repentance look like in America. I’ve asked the Lord the same question, several times. What I heard Him say was fasting and prayer. So, I encourage everyone, prior to Easter weekend, take time to fast and pray. Whether it be one meal, or the entire day. We are about to enter uncharted times in our history.
What are we to pray for? It’s been placed on my heart to pray for the unsaved. For the church to repent of our sins, and for the church to have the boldness to proclaim truth even in the face of persecution. Because that is truly what I believe is going to occur next, the persecution of believers not in other countries, that’s been going on for a while now, but here in America.
I asked the Lord what He was trying to accomplish with the spreading of the coronavirus. His word to me was, “the fullness of the Gentiles.”
These are incredible times we live in. We are so close to the return of Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, that all believers should be preparing their hearts and lives to meet Him.
That’s what we should be doing during this time. I’m not saying we have to read the bible 24 hours a day or fast and pray all day. Allow the Spirit of God to lead you in your daily devotion. However, we should be focused on doing what God desires us to do and not just going nuts, listening to worldly music and indulging our flesh.
I don’t know about you but the only thing I want to hear my Lord and Savior say is, “well done good and faithful servant.” And if that means divorcing myself from all the antics of the world and people calling me kill joy or prude, so be it.
Jesus Christ saved my life. He literally saved me from a life of despair.
The Son of God, spotless Lamb of God, humbled Himself, came to this earth and took on sinful flesh, lived a sinless life, was crucified, dead and buried and arose on the third day, all so I (we) don’t have to suffer in hell for all eternity, which is the punishment we deserve. I believe He is due more reverence and honor than we are currently giving Him.
So, my encouragement to you is the word of God. Revelation 22:12-20
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”