Many contrasting opinions are being shared regarding the COVID-19 and the precautions the world should take to prevent spreading the virus. It is mandatory to wear face masks in some local businesses, which is causing some to become angry. There are various comments people are saying about the coronavirus, but what is God saying?
One particular theory is the virus is a curse from God because of sin. The pandemic is not necessarily punishment for our sins. However, because of disobedience, evil has entered into this world since the fall of man in the garden. The removal of God from our everyday lives allows Satan an open door for causing destruction.
Now our nation is in an ongoing crisis and people suddenly want God. Do they want Him or just want His blessings? I began to seek His face on how He views this pandemic. The word preparation came in my spirit. Believers this is a time to prepare for things yet to come.
The bible tells us in Matthew 24: 5-15 how things will come but it was just the beginning of sorrows. Verse 6 says, 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. We should not be troubled by the pandemic or things coming. God is preparing a remnant to preach the Gospel across the nation.
People will sincerely cry out to God. They will not just want his blessings; they will want Christ as their Lord and Savior! Remember God will always get the glory in any crisis He allows.
During this preparation time, believers should grow in their relationship with Christ. IF you have a spirit of discernment, it will increase more in this phase. The Word also tells us there will be false prophets. Verse 11 of Matthew 24 shares how false prophets will deceive many people.
The real prophets during this COVID-19 will not tell you how God is blessing you with a new car. They will tell you to repent, draw close to Christ, and, be obedient to His word. God is protecting His children but we must dwell in the secret place of the Most High (Psalms 91).
Deception plays a big part in this pandemic. There is a virus but it may not stem from what the government is telling us or a lack of what they are revealing to the public. The media provides information but it is important to guard your spirit of any negativity, especially during this pandemic. Listen to the voice of God and stay prepared.