KINGDOM NUGGETS – Pastor Neville Dausab writes:
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 6:27)”
The whole world currently is perplexed about the Coronavirus outbreak that originated in China and in a short space of time, literally covered the entire globe.
The governments and the medical personnel of the world are putting in place all necessarily measures to try and contain the virus from causing more havoc than it already has. Never in the history of mankind has humanity been so united in fighting a common enemy.
COVID19 is so far the worst and fastest spreading virus known to men, even surpassing HIV/AIDS by far. Fear and worry has become the order of the day. The question now is; is there hope at all?
The Word of God is full of reassurances of God’s ability to take us out of any predicament that we may find ourselves in. God has proven Himself throughout the ages that He is more than able to solve any seemingly insurmountable problem, no matter how big or small.
Time will fail us to recall all that God has done in Bible days; how He parted the Red Sea for the Israelites to pass on dry ground as they fled the armies of Pharaoh, how He provided manna and water in the desert for them, how He was to them a pillar of fire by day and pillar of cloud by night, how He enabled Elijah to conquer 450 prophets of Baal, how He enabled Samson to slay 1000 Phillitines with the jawbone of a donkey, and the list is endless. All of these is proof that; if God could do all of that in Bible days, He can do much more in our days.
Coronavirus, whether it originated from wild animals or whether it was created in a lab; whatever the truth really is… is a very insignificant occurrence in the sight of God. Once the Church stand together in faith and declare war against this virus; it will be gone in no time.
In 2 Chronicles 7, after King Solomon completed the house of the Lord and his own house, the Lord appeared to him by night and said to him …
“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself for a house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven so that there is no rain, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people; and 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 will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:12-14).
God is telling us here that if, in the midst of this deadly pestilence, His people reverently unite in humility before God in prayer; He is obligated to act and bring forgiveness and healing to the earth.
The key to the solution of Coronavirus is in the hands of the Body of Christ. Prayer is us permitting heaven to invade the affairs of the earth. As ambassadors of the Kingdom of heaven, we can not afford to be silent and let ourselves and the rest of the world be at the mercy of the worldly leaders. We are told that “we are the light of the world.”
In the midst of this looming darkness covering the earth; it takes the Church to light it up again. The second part of our opening verse says that “A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” This is not a time for us to shy away from who we are and Who we believe in. We are like a city on a hill; which means that we’re exposed to the visible eyes of everyone else. Right now the world is in total darkness concerning the correct vaccine that can tackle this virus. But the answer (the light) of it all has to be the Church of the living God.
My prayer is that, when all is said and done about the coronavirus, the whole world will know that there’s only one true God who is the ultimate solution to the cries of all mankind and that whatever evil which did not start with Him, can end with Him.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.