Prophetic Picture to the Church of the Coronavirus
"Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, 'This is the fingerofGod.' But Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the Lord had said." Exodus 8:19
Asking the Lord How to Pray regarding the current “Coronavirus” pandemic, in parallel to this weeks Scripture Reading (Exodus 30:17-38), He began to uncover for me the message that He is sending the World, using Wuhan, Chengdu, China, the origin of the “Coronavirus” and even more significant the origin of “a blueprint for dictators around the world” that China already plans to sell to Iran and other countries to eradicate Christianity from their country. These Christians have been living in an area of some of
the most difficult persecution, with China becoming the focus this year because of its forced Re-education camps (one goal of Chinese prisons is to reform prisoners into a “new man” who fully subscribes to Communist ideology.) and oppression that’s expected to spread and worsen. As well as the home of one of the most influential Christian House Church Movements in the World.
"But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual." 1 Corinthians 15:46
It is in this context that I believe we can understand the natural and allow the Lord to reveal to us the Spiritual message He is giving the Global Church and the World before it happens, not just China and the United States:
The purpose and the result of the “Coronavirus” is to speak first to the Global Church that Persecution is coming to you First, as is the case of the origin city of the virus, Wuhan City, where the Christian Church is seeing some of the most difficult persecution in the world, and because of the countries lack of the “Fear of the Lord” the Lord is giving them and the World a taste of the alternative for those that do not “Fear the Lord”, “Fear” itself.
This “Fear” is in the form of a pestilence, a virus, that is named for its shape, “a crown”, speaking of the author of the pestilence, God himself, the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
The response to the “Fear” is cleaning, washing hands, surfaces, etc. as the prevention of the virus, which is symbolic of “Repentance”.
14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea (Church of Human Rights - The End Times Church) write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold (Spiritually Refreshing) nor hot (Spiritually Healing). Would that you were either cold or hot!16 So, because you are lukewarm (Spiritually Sick), and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy (to frequent the literal “Kingdom of God” marketplace and properly buy) from me gold (God's Word) refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments (God's Commandments) so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve (Understanding and Obedience) to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent (passionatelystop doing life your way and passionatelystart doing life God’s Way).19Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.21The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’” Revelation 3:14-22
The Message is to the Church first, that we are to prepare our self, not in “Fear”, but rather the “Fear of the Lord”, by submitting to our King in “Repentance”, simply defined as, stop doing things our way and start doing things God’s way, and His promise will be, “For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence (an infectious disease - anything that destroys – i.e. a plague, epidemic) . . . no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” Psalm 91 and “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God . . . Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out . . . The Lord will establish you as a people holy to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, Deuteronomy 28:29. On the other hand, for those of the Church who do not “Repent”:
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, forwhatever one sows, that will he also reap. Forthe one who sows to his own fleshwill from the flesh reap corruption, butthe one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Andlet us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:7-9
Deuteronomy 28:15-67, 15 “But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you . . . 20 “The Lord will send on you curses, confusion, and frustration in all that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and perish quickly on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken me. 21 The Lord will make the pestilence stick to you until he has consumed you off the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 22 The Lord will strike you with wasting disease and with fever, inflammation and fiery heat, and with drought and with blight and with mildew. They shall pursue you until you perish . . . 25 “The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them. And you shall be a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth . . . 36 “The Lord will bring you and your king whom you set over you to a nation that neither you nor your fathers have known. And there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone . . . 45 “All these curses shall come upon you and pursue you and overtake you till you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that he commanded you. 46 They shall be a sign and a wonder against you and your offspring forever . . . 58 “If you are not careful to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, the Lord your God, 59 then the Lord will bring on you and your offspring extraordinary afflictions, afflictions severe and lasting, and sicknesses grievous and lasting. 60 And he will bring upon you again all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Every sickness also and every affliction that is not recorded in the book of this law, the Lord will bring upon you, until you are destroyed.62 Whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, you shall be left few in number, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God. 63 And as the Lord took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the Lord will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you . . . 65 And among these nations you shall find no respite, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot, but the Lord will give you there a trembling heart and failing eyes and a languishing soul. 66 Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life. 67 In the morning you shall say, ‘If only it were evening!’ and at evening you shall say, ‘If only it were morning!’ because of the dread that your heart shall feel, and the sights that your eyes shall see.
"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" 1 Peter 4:17
God is declaring in this Pandemic:
"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promiseas some count slowness, butis patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, butthat all should reach repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
But for the Church, He is declaring to set ourselves apart from the World, Fear Not and Not to be Alarmed, but rather prepare yourselves for Persecution, Not being miss lead by false prophets, endure to the end, and finally, continue the TASK which has been at hand since Jesus’ Resurrection, proclaim the gospel of the kingdom to the ends of the earth, and then the end will come:
Matthew 24:6-14 "See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
“Obeying the Law of God will Defy the Laws of Nature”
All the miracles performed by G-d in Egypt which defied all known laws of nature, were invoked by thisIn – ef – fa - ble (too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words) Four-lettered Name of God:
"I AM HAVAYAH (the God above all gods and the God above all Laws of Nature)!” Exodus 6:2
Ryan Roberts, Pastor of Springs of Living Water, March 14, 2020
“Thus says the Lord God: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and the waste places shall be rebuilt. And the land that was desolate shall be tilled, instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by. And they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I am the Lord; I have rebuilt the ruined places and replanted that which was desolate. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.
“Thus says the Lord God: This also I will let the house of Israel ask me to do for them: to increase their people like a flock. Like the flock for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 36:33-38