There is nothing that provokes fear in a person than being confronted with an enemy that seems beyond his natural ability to contend with, fear sets in and causes mental, and emotional paralysis, causing the body to react in an irrational manner and weakening the immune system.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the fear waves that it has generated across the world is a classic example of how the demonic powers from hell have assaulted people across societies, there is no doubting the physical danger this pandemic poses to human health but I think the hysteria and fear has amplified the effect of this virus and has caused more damage than would have ordinarily occurred, think about it for a minute, the global economy has shut down, schools, economic and social centers have ground to a halt. The whole world is on a lock down or so it seems, international travel has been suspended and in many countries even local travel too, cities are in quarantine, in some cases whole nations are in quarantine!
The human and financial costs to these pandemic will take a good many years to undo and a great percentage of this damage is caused by the fear pandemic.
As I type my mind goes back to the bible story of David and Goliath and how almost the same scenario was played out albeit in a different way. (You can read this in 1 Samuel 17)
One man Goliath paralyzed the whole army of Israel and for forty days kept them quaking in their boots, unable to move forward or backwards for fear of the giant who bellowed out his challenges to Saul, his army and the people of Israel day after day.
Corona 19 is the Goliath of our days, it will take Davids to challenge this Goliath and bring it to its knees.
I believe that the Corona pandemic has much deeper significance in the larger scheme of things with respect to the last days and the unfolding of the satanic and divine agenda for this times, but for now we will treat the physical effects of this Corona virus as another one of the many plagues and diseases that afflict humanity and which Jesus brought God’s healing power against.
In the days of David, the whole nation was captivated by the terror called Goliath, his voice, reputation and appearance struck fear into the hearts of the people. All they could see or hear was Goliath!
And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had bronze armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders. Now the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his iron spearhead weighed six hundred shekels; and a shield-bearer went before him. Then he stood and cried out to the armies of Israel, and said to them, “Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants. But if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” And the Philistine said, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.” When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.
1 Sam 17:4-11
For as long as they had their eyes on Goliath, the image of God in them and through them became smaller and smaller, until all they could see was the potentially unfolding death scenario before them. Does this remind you of anything?
I think it should, the ten spies who came back with an evil report from the land of Canaan had the same experience as this people, they too saw giants in the land and the more they looked at the giants the bigger they appeared until the spies felt like grasshoppers before them. Wow!
Today, thanks to the news media that seems to take a special delight in reporting the most depressing stories about this pandemic and suppressing any positive incidents of light and hope, people are beginning to feel that the world is coming to an end!
There is a reason why the bible says we are to look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus is greater than every other name, in Jesus is salvation, healing and deliverance.
Jesus is the One who spoiled principalities and powers, He is the One by whose stripes we are healed, He is the One who has declared ‘In my name you will cast out devils’, He is the one went about healing all kinds of diseases and sicknesses among the people. the covenant is in Him, He is the One who died and was raised from the dead and is alive for ever more. Alleluyah!
The enemy wants us to keep our eyes and attention on the pandemic, on the rising death tolls and the widespread occurrence of the virus, he does this to sap our faith, fill us with fear, paralyze us and create the opportunity for us to be afflicted by the virus.
Most people see this pandemic as a purely natural phenomenon but it isn’t, its effects maybe physical but its origins are certainly not.
Jesus called sickness what it really was an oppression of the devil
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Like Jesus, David recognized the spiritual roots of his conflict with Goliath, so he identified his threats as an affront on God and his people, notice if you will that Goliath also cursed David by his gods
So the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
1 Sam 17:43-45
So David and Goliath were proxies for the spiritual beings they bowed before, David for God and Goliath for the devil through his gods.
Make no mistake about it, the Corona virus is Satan’s proxy instrument of death and destruction!
See what Jesus said in John 10:10
The thief (Satan) 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.
We do what David did.
David did not cower or back down in fear, he remembered the great and mighty works of the Lord, the victories that God had given him over the lion and the bear; that strengthened and established his faith and confidence in God.
This is what you can do, instead of listening to the doom & gloom news all day long, read uplifting testimonies of faith, read the gospels and see what Jesus did when he was here on earth, read of the amazing testimonies of the power of God and strengthen your faith.
Remember Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, what He did yesterday, he will do today. Go on your tube, there are amazing testimonies of the power of God there. Your faith is the most important line of your defense and the fulcrum for an effective offense against the devil and his agent Corona.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 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.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 1and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
Can you see again the spiritual nature of our conflict?
Thank God for all the great work the doctors and medical workers are doing but they themselves realize the terrifying nature of the enemy they are confronted with. They need, they need our prayers and support!
Faith will strengthen your immune system and boost your natural and spiritual defenses.
David had a sling and stones in his hands and that is all Goliath and everybody else saw, what they did not see was that David was standing on a covenant of victory and strength, his covenant with Jehovah through Abraham. When David railed against Goliath, it was because he trusted the God of his fathers
Psalm 91 is David’s declaration of his confidence in God and God’s affirmation of that confidence, open your bible and read it for yourself now, see It also addresses issues such as pestilences (or pandemics) of this nature. You will be kept from them in Jesus Name.
It is God’s covenant provision for your safety and preservation. Your Covenant with Almighty God through Jesus Christ is your secret place.
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
We have a better covenant than David had, we have a Covenant with Jesus the son of God, that is our confidence.
And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
Do you believe it?
The say it loudly and confidently, I have power against the Corona , it will not hurt me!
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Do you believe it? Say it, then say it, then say it again, now rise up and do it! Keep speaking what you believe based on what Jesus has said.
Do you know that Goliath was dead long before the stone left the sling of David, he (Goliath) just did not know it.
David had pronounced a death sentence on Goliath, it was just a matter of time before what was done in the spirit was manifest in the physical!
What will you do?
You are the children of a better covenant through faith in Christ Jesus, this is not the time to lament and wring our fingers, it is the time to rise and declare the judgments written for your preservation and the people God has put around you.
The covenant does not work just because you have it, Saul and the children of Israel had the same covenant with David, the covenant works because you place a demand on it, you believe it, say it and act on it continually.
It works because you work it!
You work it by believing it, saying it and acting on it, you do this and keep on doing this until the victory is established or manifest.
God bless you