In the midst of these
seemingly uncertain times, I want to encourage
you to continue to stand strong in your faith, upon God’s concrete,
extremely certain and powerful Word. God is still on the throne. He is
still The Almighty One - still all knowing, still all powerful and still
in you, yes right there with you now! He has not changed and the covenant
in which we stand has not been altered in the least, nor will it ever be.
devil would love to capitalize upon this current situation to convince you
to fear, to get your eyes off of the Truth regarding, not only Who our God
is, but who you are in Him. We are not weak worms of the dust, on the
contrary, we are children of the Most High God, one with Him. Our
birthright is the Word of God and His Kingdom resides within us now (Luke
want to caution you to watch your words now more than ever. It takes the
same amount of energy to speak words of faith as it does words of doubt
and uncertainty. Remember what is written in Proverbs 18:21 -
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will
eat its fruit.” The last part of that verse refers to those
who understand this God ordained principle, see the value of it and put it
to work in order to reap God’s intended manifestation for His people -
just as those who are foolish with their words, ignorant of this
principle, will reap what they’ve sown - becoming, in a sense, their own
gives place to the enemy. We need to recognize he has no authority to do
anything in this earth except by usurping man’s authority through their
thoughts and words. In Genesis 1:26 we see that God gave mankind dominion
over all of the earth and He never took it back. Your flesh and blood body
is the badge of authority upon this earth.
Not only that, but when
you became born-again He gave you His authority (Luke 10:19-20) and take
special note of verse 20 that reveals that the spirits are subject to us.
Know this: we’ve got dominion and God’s supernatural, all-powerful
authority now - we simply need to know it and begin to walk in it.
You need to know that
you know that you know, satan is a defeated foe. Jesus stripped him
completely through the cross (Colossians 2:15). This Scripture is a
reference to the Romans parading their defeated enemies through the
streets of Rome, stripped, naked, beaten and publicly humiliated. It
represents and reveals his complete and total defeat.
I want to encourage you
to not allow the mind-set of what’s happening around you to take up
residence within you. This too shall pass.
There are so many in the
world now who are without hope, who do not know our God and are steeped in
fear. You can see it in their eyes. But we are the salt of the earth, we
are the light in this dark world. Know that you have the favor of God
now(Psalm 5:12) so begin to look for opportunities to encourage others
with hope. Look for ways to be a blessing and expect God to open doors for
you to share the Gospel.
46 speaks of the special favor we have with our God - even in the midst of
the worst case events, He still is our refuge and strength, and our trust
should always remain in the fact that He is all powerful. We are His
covenant people and He will always make a way where there seems to be no
are exciting times. Times when people are open for hope. They need some
Good News. You’ve got the Spirit of God within you. Let the light and the
anointing that’s within you begin to flow.
God is our refuge and strength,
present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the
midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of hosts is with us;
of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Come, behold the works of the Lord,
has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God;
will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The Lord of hosts is with us;
of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
The last time I checked
the earth is still here and the mountains are still in place. But this
Psalm is saying; even though the worst-case nightmare situation takes place, we
a refuge in God and we can always count on Him
even if the unthinkable is taking place around us.
Did you notice the
river? It’s found within the Holy place, the secret place of His presence.
It's the river of His blessing, anointing and life. Rivers are always
fresh, always flourishing, always moving and are symbolic of being eternal
- a never ending abundant supply.
Be still and
He is God. Be assured, become convinced of Who He is and your special
relationship with Him. Take time in personal worship, adoring and honoring
Him. Then, after awhile, get quiet before Him and bask in His presence and
allow Him to minister His great grace to you. It’s in this secret
place where the greatness of our God is realized, faith is emboldened and
the knowing that everything is going to work out just fine becomes a
reality within, because we are convinced and know that our God reigns!
Now for some practical natural wisdom regarding the Corona Virus. I
received the following from Dr. Colbert's website.
I recently received the below email regarding
Coronavirus from a Stanford Hospital board member and wanted to pass it on
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS
If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a
Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be
killed by a temperature of just 80 degrees. It hates the Sun.
If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet
before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at
least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash
your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal
laundry detergent will kill it.
Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses.
Try not to drink liquids with ice.
Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only
live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that
time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple
solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
Can't emphasis enough - drink plenty of water!
It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a
sore throat lasting 3/4 days
The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that
enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about
5/6 days further.
With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty
The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind.
You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate
Serious Excellent Advice By Japanese
Doctors Treating COVID-19 Cases:
Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are
moist, never dry.
Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least.
Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other
liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once
there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus.
If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the
virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous.
Taiwan Experts Provide A Simple Self-check
that We Can Do Every Morning:
Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more
than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without
discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis
in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical times, please
self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
I have also read from two reliable sources
that nasal irrigation with a saline solution using distilled water is also
a very effective preventative measure. They recommended this a couple of
times per-day. This is something I personally do on a daily basis
and have been doing for a year or so, just because it makes so much sense
to me because of all the toxins and air-borne particles we breath in every
day. You can get this on Amazon for under $11.00 on Amazon. Type in Neil
Med Sinus Rinse.
This is also available at CVS, Riteaid, Walgreens
etc. but you will pay double.
Also here is a link to video on youtube that will
answer most of your questions regarding a nasal rinse.
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