The coronavirus situation is already bringing the world to its knees but as Christians, we will only bring our knees down to pray to the almighty God, the creator and the owner of the earth (Psalm 24). What exactly do we need to do as Christians during this critical time in our world?
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How can Christians react aginst this coronavirus situation
How can Christians react during a pandemic like the one we have today with coronavirus (Covid-19). I believe this should be a topic on top of the heart of lots of Christians today.
Usually and from what we have read and believed in the many stories of the Bible and from many post-bible days experiences, Christians always have unique ways they react to issues like the case of coronavirus as we have it today.
Apart from the fact that Christians have what I call, “exemption rights” to claim during situations like this, Christians also have roles to play to bring about an end to this type of situation.
Therefore, I am using this post on how Christians can react to the coronavirus situation to describe the biblical responsibilities of Christians at this period. You can also see these responsibilities as spiritual recommendations to provide solutions to the coronavirus situation.
Related: What does God says about troubled times?
Spirit of God can raise up a standard against coronavirus situation
… When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
I have always believed there will always be a spiritual cause, spiritual angle and spiritual solution to any problem because the spiritual will always control the physical. This is talking strictly from my beliefs and understanding as a Christian.
The truth is that God’s Spirit is ever ready according to His Word to lift up a fight against the coronavirus situation. He is doing something already and we just have to cooperate with Him to arrive at a good solution to the coronavirus situation.
We are faced with a serious coronavirus situation
We thank God for all the efforts and actions of governments, scientists, NGOs, and other organizations in our world since the outbreak of coronavirus. It’s saddening when you look at the news and all you see dominating the news is the havoc covid-19 is causing in different parts of the world.
It’s sure that we are faced with a serious problem on our hands already and we have to put all hands on deck to fight this. Lives are precious and anyone who has blood running through his or her veins will not like a situation where a virus is taking away precious lives from our world.
Sure we need to take serious precautions about our personal hygiene and we also need to pray for our scientists to receive the wisdom to find a scientific or medical solution to covid-19 soon.
However, this post is discussing the most potent of solutions – the Christian spiritual solution. I have about eight recommendations in this post and I believe they will be very handy solutions to the coronavirus situation.
Let us look at the recommendations I have below:
1. The foundational cause
As always and according to the Word of God, sin is always the foundational cause of diseases and sicknesses especially the ones that are threatening lives in the proportion of covid-19 as we have it today. Let’s look at some Bible examples:
- It was the cause when Adam and Eve were thrown out the Garden of Eden.
- It was the cause when God got angry and wiped the earth away with a flood during the time of Noah.
- It was the cause when Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed.
Sin and sinful habits are potent dangers to us and our world. Our world is already voting for this destroyer and neglecting what the Word of God as we have it in the Bible recommends. When you do something contrary to the Word of God, you have voted for this potent enemy called sin.
Countries are voting for sin and voting against God
Many countries now believe more in what technology and science and nature tell them than what God’s Word tells them. In many countries, sinful habits and actions have been legalized. It is like telling this potent danger “Look you are welcome in our country to come along with your consequences and dangers, our technology will handle you when you show your face.”
We have forgotten that the Bible says we can have nothing except it is given. If God decides to take wisdom away from our scientists then their activities will yield no result.
When the devil decides to come like a flood, like he is doing now, our technology cannot contain him and his cohorts. The wealth and influence of Job could not save him when the devil came on him.
God provided a solution to the sin problem in Jesus Christ. He shed His blood on the Cross to wash away that sin Adam caused in the Garden of Eden.
He redeemed anyone who will accept this sacrifice from the power of the devil and of sin. We became children of God with the power to overcome any sinful habits.
He also planted His Spirit in us to help us all the way. You need to grab this Jesus immediately. Many who have done that have not regretted it.
The coronavirus situation and other diseases or sicknesses hide behind sin to terrorize our world. God has provided a worthy solution in Jesus Christ. If you embrace this solution you will be given the power to live above sin.
2. God owns the earth
The Bible says the earth is the Lord’s and it’s fullness thereof (Psalm 24).
I wonder why we believe we can understand the terrain of this earth more than the One who created it. At the group, government and individual levels we need to go back to God.
The devil is happy when we put our technological advancement, economic achievement, selfish desires and other idols over God. The devil will exploit this to cause havoc at appropriate times.
Let’s go back to God. Let’s cry unto Him that we have been foolish. Let’s return like the prodigal son to Him. You should do that at your own individual level too.
3. The Word solution to the coronavirus situation
God’s Word contains a solution to every problem that may come upon our world including the coronavirus situation as we have it today. It is a potent solution.
Christians, let’s dig into it for solutions. Wisdom will issue out from it. Christian scientists, please dig into it more. Ben Carson already showed us how God’s Word can be useful in this regard.
I am already offering a spiritual solution with this post according to what I have seen and understood from the Bible. Jesus says the Word that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life. If we stop neglecting the Word of God we will always see solutions to our problems from it.
4. The Spirit solution to the coronavirus situation
So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
God’s Spirit is set and ready to raise up a standard against the demons causing covid-19 but He works majorly through us. We need to yield more to Him.
Jesus handed us over to Him when He was leaving the earth. The Spirit of God is the One in charge now. But He needs us to work through us. He needs us to pray the right prayers. He needs us to take a decision to forsake our evil ways so that He can work through us.
The Antichrist cannot come now because the Spirit of God is still in charge here. There can never be two Masters in this earth that belongs to God. God will never leave the earth completely under the control of the devil.
We need to take good advantage of this by working more closely with the One that’s in charge now – the Holy Spirit of God.
God’s Spirit will raise up a standard against the demon causing coronavirus. The coronavirus situation will become a thing of the past soon. Our world will be rid of it in Jesus name.
5. The prayer power to the covid-19 situation
Moses parted the Red Sea and destroyed the Egyptian forces with his prayer and confession first before he even heard from God. He said, “The Egyptian you see today you will see them no more”
That was prayer. That was a faith declaration against the enemy forces. The enemy forces ended up perishing in the Red sea just as he had prayed.
Christians let us help our world with our prayers. Let us begin to curse the demons behind coronavirus. Let us begin to make strong and destructive declarations trying to tear apart our world.
Our prayers and confessions are useful at this period in our world. We need to help our world with the power that God has given to us.
It’s time to pray against this enemy called coronavirus. It is an enemy because it’s taking away precious lives. Our God values lives even if they are not Christians. All lives are precious to us and to our God. The Bible says we are saviors or deliverers. Let us help out.The coronavirus situation is already bringing the world to its knees but as Christians, we will only bring our knees down to pray to the almighty God. Learn how Christians should react to covid-19Click To Tweet
Read this story
In this prayer section, this story should inspire you. When the children of Israel returned from Babylon, they had a temple-building project to undertake. Joshua the Priest and Zerubbabel were in charge of the project.
Somewhere along the line, opposition arose and the project was halted. Well help came along the way from God and I want to see how it came below:
Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep.
And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps.
Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.”
So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “What are these, my lord?”
Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.”
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.
‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ’ ”
Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
“The hands of Zerubbabel Have laid the foundation of this temple; His hands shall also finish it. Then you will know That the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.
Prayer power can help
The angel helped Zerubbabel to understand that his or anyone’s strength cannot get the job done except the power and grace of God (verse 6).
The angel of God did not stop at that. He further demonstrated what the power of prayer can do. He faced the mountain and decreed against it!
He commanded the mountain to become a plain. This should be our stand and actions against coronavirus. We should face it in the place of prayer and decree against it. It’s the power of God that can always help us out in troubled coronavirus situation like the one we have on the earth today.
6. God is with us
I want you to look at this:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
Even if you and I walk through the valley of the Shadow of coronavirus or any other diseases, we will not fear because God is with us. That is the biggest factor for our safety- God with us.
Is God with you?
You need to be sure if God is with you. It’s not just because of coronavirus but because of other dangers and evil that are present here on the earth. When God is with you, fear has no place. When fear has no place, faith will be strong and our prayers and confessions against the demonic disease will be potent.
With the way news and reports come into our faces every hour about coronavirus, the spirt if fear is also taking its place in the heart and mind of many. We should not allow this as Christians.
We should be bold because God is with us. We should fight with the Word of God and help our world to get rid of this invasion from the pit of hell.
The need for anointing
The second part of the scripture quoted above in Psalm 23 shows the necessity for anointing. God understood the necessity for anointing before we can eat and drink successfully in the presence of the enemy so He had to anoint our head with oil so that our cup can run over.
The enemy virus is taking its roots on this earth and the coronavirus situation is eating deeper into our peace and existence and if you hope to eat and drink successfully in its presence, you need the anointing. Now the annoiniting the Psalmist was pointing our attention to was the one the Holy Spirit was going to give us.
This is the time we need to move closer to the Holy Spirit. This is the time we need to pray more. This is the time we need to study the Word of God the more. All these allow the Holy Spirit to anoint us so that we can continually feast in the presence of the enemy and ultimately push the enemies out.
You can also anoint your head, eyes and nose and hands with oil in the morning before you go out and confess the Word of God.
7. Psalm 91 is useful in this coronavirus situation
This Psalm is often referred to as the believers’ security and insurance policy. The content is filled with relevant protective prayers and confessions that are very useful during this period.
It is not out of place if you read and confess it daily before you leave home. God is our refuge and our fortress. He is surely our present help in times of trouble.
No evil shall befall us and no plague shall come near our dwelling place. God is giving His angels charge over us. They will bear us up in their hands lest we dash our feet against a stone. God is satisfying us with long life and showing us His salvation.
I just confessed some important parts of Psalm 91 and other Psalms.
The truth is that the solution to the confusion in the world is in the Word of God. It’s a pity that the world is running away from the content and the Book that have the capacity to help it!
8. Eat food Indeed and drink Indeed
The communion table represents a table where you can eat and drink the right and the most potent food and drink that can prevent and cure all ailments. Jesus called His flesh, food Indeed and called His blood, drink Indeed.
In essence, He was saying my body and my flesh will help you and it is just the right food for every situation.
Read what He said below:
For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
This ‘Egyptian’ called coronavirus will surely be no more
Finally, I believe the same way the ‘Egyptian’ perish in those days when they pursued Isreal to the Red Sea just as Moses decreed, coronavirus will be no more soonest. The coronavirus situation will become history.
Just as Spanish flu perished in those days so also will coronavirus perished soonest.
Just as God helped us to deal with Ebola so also God’s mighty power will crush coronavirus when we begin to draw His power into the situation.
The coronavirus we see today we will see no more in Jesus name. Amen.
I hope you have been blessed by the content of this post describing how you are to react to the coronavirus situation as we have it today in our world. Please share this post with others and let me read your comment.
Medical and prevention references for coronavirus
After discussing the ever potent spiritual solution to this pandemic, I am presenting this useful article I got from one of the newsletters I am subscribed to which describes useful prevention tips to prevent coronavirus.
I believe you will love it.
The Coronavirus hysteria is definitely through the roof right now, but is it justified? And what should you actually do?
And how will it affect your online business?
These are important questions.
This is a long post but it can help save lives, and also help your economic situation… after all, you are part of this community because of your interest in online business.
Certainly, pandemics are a serious risk, but the actions YOU need to take to protect yourself are quite simple and not much different than any other winter.
Coronavirus hits 1000+ cases in USA & 600+ dead in Italy
And of course, this is a big number, but let’s look at some facts to put this in perspective…
There are 3-5 million serious cases of influenza per year (actual cases will be even higher), resulting in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths. We live with that threat every year, plus many other life-threatening dangers we ignore.
The infection and death rate of Coronavirus is higher than regular flu, so many authorities are taking sensible precautions. It can be argued such precautions are an over-reaction in comparison to the flu, but it’s difficult for even experts to say.
Pandemics are most serious after LONG and intense economic declines… they typically come AFTER economic declines when society is weakened, as was the case with the Spanish Flu. China, the source of the virus and worst hit, has suffered a long bear market in recent years. In comparison, the U.S and northern Europe have experienced economic growth. Italy, which has been hit harder, has been overall declining for the past 20 years. Expect countries with multi-year declining economies to be more vulnerable.
66% of the coronavirus cases are in China, of which the majority are in Wuhan, and the spread of the virus there is declining.
Simple precautions save lives when it comes to a respiratory virus and so people need to be educated and take simple precautions… (more on that in a moment)
Focus on what you can control…
At this stage, you are more likely to be negatively affected by panic buying, canceled travel, and economic issues than the virus itself. The economic stress could have an overall bigger impact on the health of people.
You are also more likely to contract the regular flu than the Coronavirus. None of this is to say ignore it (as if you could!) but to help give you perspective so you can focus your energy in the best way.
Of course, it’s possible there could be a deadly pandemic from a virus at ANY time… it’s always a possibility, but that doesn’t mean we are here now.
The news and social media are not helping. They are unfortunately profiting from the hysteria and their commercial nature means they probably don’t have your best interest at heart and are not necessarily spreading useful information, but sensationalism.
And when it comes to serious news, that news will likely find you because everyone is talking about it, so you don’t need to be hooked on the news cycle.
Remember Your Circle of Influence vs. Circle of Concern:
Fear of the Coronavirus spreading should be filed in the ‘Circle of Concern’ category. It is NOT something you can control, and so is NOT where you should focus your attention…
Instead, focus on what you can individually control…. your circle of influence.
The things you have control over during this time are things such as:
- Washing your hands
- Personal Hygiene
- Staying Calm
- Taking Proper Precautions
- Staying Home When Sick
Where you travel… while travel is probably not much of a danger for you individually, you could risk being stranded if there is a travel ban to certain places (and that is already happening in many places including where I live)
Understanding economic risks and opportunities (more on this in a moment)
Your general health, supplements, your diet and how you can help the health of others around you
And so on…
For example, if you are freaking out about the Coronavirus and hooked to the news, but at the same time drinking sugary soda which weakens the immune system (sugary drinks can dampen the immune system for hours), you might want to reflect on where your attention should be focused.
Weeks ago I said that people were over-reacting, and that seems to stand true… most people are doing things that ultimately are not helping their lives and focused on things outside of their control, instead of what actually matters.
So let’s dig into some more specifics…
Should you be concerned about the coronavirus?
A little, this is already a global outbreak and in every country of the world, outbreaks are inevitable. The severity is open to question, but a good understanding of respiratory illnesses and general health can go a long way…
What are the actual risks?
Coronavirus kills somewhere between 1% and 3% of people who contract the virus although long term figures are likely to be closer to 1%.
We still only have 3 months of data to draw from.
More concerning, patients over 80 have approximately a 15% chance of dying if they contract the virus.
Patients are far more likely to die if they are elderly or have pre-existing health conditions, as with normal flu.
In comparison, serious cases of more regular strains of influenza kill around 0.1% of all patients (most of those deaths are also with the elderly or sick).
Over 80% of patients will have very mild disease with flu-like symptoms.
So, in short, it’s a bad flu that seems to be very contagious, so it makes sense for governments and individuals to take precautions, but probably not to get caught up in the hysteria.
What precautions should you take?
While I do have a biology degree and read a lot into health I am definitely not a doctor or qualified in any way. In this post, I am simply just sharing my research (and Andrew who leads our writing team has helped with this information as he is also a medical writer and was interviewed previously about pandemics)…
So what should you do…
Respiratory viruses spread mainly through very close contact from human to human.
In particular, your skin has a horny layer that is a really poor environment for viruses to live on but there is no horny layer under your fingernails.
So getting virus droplets under your fingernails then touching the mucous membranes of your eyes and nose is a very common means of transmission.
So WASH YOUR HANDS.
Every time you go to the toilet wash your hands with warm water and natural soap and pay attention to washing under your fingernails.
Take 20 seconds or more to wash your hands… around the time it takes to sing the song Happy Birthday twice.
Also, dry your hands thoroughly after washing. Infections spread more easily on wet hands.
If you don’t have access to warm water and natural soap use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
If in a high-risk area avoids shaking hands and avoid hand to hand contact.
Hand to hand transmission is a genuine risk for any respiratory virus.
Handling money is another risk.
It’s almost impossible to do but try to avoid touching your face with your hands.
If you visit an aged home or anyone ill or elderly…
Wash your hands before going in and avoid hand to hand contact.
Don’t go anywhere near anyone if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
Do facial dips.
This is particularly useful if you’ve been in a crowd or airports or high-risk areas.
Get a bowl of warm water around the size of a punch bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of salt per liter of water.
Immerse your face in the bowl and blow bubbles through your nose.
Respiratory viruses are heat sensitive and a facial dip helps inactivate them and wash them out of your nasal passages and sinuses where they first multiply.
Similarly regularly using the sauna has been shown to help prevent cases of flu and colds
Vitamins & Diet
A healthy diet and good general health make you less susceptible to illnesses in general. So avoiding processed and sugary foods, and eating more fruit and vegetables will make a big impact on your health, mood, and life in general.
Vitamin C has been shown to have significant positive effects on shortening colds and cases of flu and reducing its occurrence but ONLY AT HIGH DOSES close to bowel tolerance. The doses to treat a cold can be between 4g and even exceeding 30g, broken up into multiple doses as frequent as every hour or even 20 minutes depending on severity.
I recently tried this, but only after increasing to an 8g dose of liposomal vitamin C did symptoms of a lingering cold subside within a few hours, the lower doses were less effective but did relieve symptoms. (liposomal vitamin C has better absorption).
Note: Most studies with vitamin C and colds have been done at very low doses which were not enough to have an impact, but there’s a lot of evidence of its effectiveness at high doses since the body excretes it rapidly. Unfortunately, and not surprisingly since it’s not a patented drug, research is lacking.
Zinc is another supplement that helps defend against and shorten colds and cases of flu and is recommended. Vitamin D as well.
Should you wear a mask?
Most masks don’t prevent the entry of viruses. Their real value is in reducing the virus droplets you spread if you cough and sneeze when you’re already infected.
But if you have what looks like the cold or flu you shouldn’t really be out in public.
If you have flu-like symptoms don’t go to work, don’t go out in public and self-quarantine for 14 days.
Don’t turn up at the doctors or the hospital…call first and explain your symptoms and ask for instructions on what to do next.
There really is no need for panic but knowledge is power in fighting respiratory viruses.
Taking some simple precautions dramatically reduces your chances of catching or spreading a virus.
Economic Risks & Opportunities
Obviously the travel industry and certain other industries are being hit hard. While unfortunate it’s important to look at what you can do to make your situation better.
For example, right now rental prices in my town have dropped significantly due to a drop in tourism so more properties are offering long term lets, so it’s a good time for me to find a bigger apartment which I am doing.
It’s also potentially a good time to book summer trips at a lower price for when the virus won’t be a problem, but booking winter trips would be riskier.
With high volatility in the stock market, there are also opportunities for experienced traders (undoubtedly there will be at least a short term significant bounce back from the recent crash).
And of course, just being smart and working on your online business rather than getting caught up in the news is a good idea.
And there are ethical ways to make the best of a bad situation… let’s say you work with a local business that has implemented high standards of cleanliness and extra precautions. You could help them advertise that using an Amp campaign, VidBullet or PR and bring them more business…
Getting sucked into the fear of allowing it to take you away from improving your life is counterproductive…
Especially since having financial stress will only make you more vulnerable since stress lowers our immune system & personal care should be high on your priority list right now…
Taking control of your life by taking control of your finances by working on a proven business model puts you in a stronger position to have more influence on your life.
I wish you nothing but the best during these crazy times and remember to focus on what you can control…
Stay safe, healthy and well.