The Message-Plagues/Pestilence, April 2020

Our God is Sovereign and in control. As Christians we know God is over all things in the Heavens and the earth. His Word says He knows the end from the beginning. He knows what will happen and how it will end up, way before it ever takes place. 

Not everyone believes the Corona Virus was sent by God, but some do. Whether it was or not, He is allowing it to go throughout the world. I believe He’s tired of all the worship of idols instead of Him, the rebellion, rejection, immorality, killing of babies etc. He has lowered the hedge of protection on the whole world. The world should pay attention, wake up and repent of their sins and turn to our Lord and Savior Jesus.

Pestilence is any infectious, fatal disease that is widespread.

Plague is a contagious bacterial disease, characterized by fever, sometimes with infection of the lungs (pneumonic plague).

These definitions scream Corona Virus.

There are many times in the Bible that it tells of the Lord sending plagues/pestilence upon the people, to include the Israelites who God calls His own. They kept on sinning over and over, after He gave them so many chances to repent and change their ways. When He had enough He sent His wrath upon them.

It didn’t have to be this way for the Israelites. If only they would turn from their sin and turn to God, but they refused time and time again, until God’s mercy ran out for them.

Those He loves are not exempt from His anger, when they continue to rebel against Him and not repent and turn from their ways of sin.

Jeremiah 24:10 And I will send the sword, the famine and the pestilence amongst them till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.

1 Chronicles 21:14 So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel, and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

In Egypt many plagues were sent by God. Afterwards there wasn’t much left of Egypt. They lost their army, crops, animals and even their firstborn sons. The plagues included, blood, lice, flies, frogs, animals/livestock, boils, hail, locust, darkness and death of firstborn sons.

It didn’t have to be this way in Egypt. If only they would turn from their sin and turn to God, but they refused time and time again, until God’s mercy ran out for them.

It didn’t have to be this way now either. I believe God’s mercy is running out on the world. The world also has refused to turn from their sin and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. The world continues to murder the unborn by the millions, worship other God’s/idols other than Him, killing Christians because of their faith by the thousands, open immorality is seen everywhere, good is called evil and evil good. It goes on and on, but you get the picture. The world has rebelled against God, they have shaken their fist at Him, spit in His eye and rebuked Him.

They prefer to worship their money, drugs, sports, musicians and Hollywood idols etc. The Lord has allowed their money to begin disappearing, their sports and Hollywood idols have been shut down and the stock market is crashing, as well as drugs aren’t readily available like they were.

All these things the world worshipped instead of God are being shut down. God is allowing this pandemic disaster on our world. You can’t even go to church now, in most places during this pandemic, they are closed.

Deuteronomy 8:10-20 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.  He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. You may say to yourself, My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me. But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. Like the nations the Lord destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God.

This is what God wants from the world.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

This pandemic is killing people, placing fear in millions, threating livelihoods. People don’t know what to do, they are so filled with fear and anxiety. All the while the virus is spreading and sickening or killing more people.

Psalm 78:50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence.

If you would turn to Jesus, His Word tells you:

Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Everything God does has a righteous purpose. He acts in love and He acts in judgment because He loves us. The world has become prideful, arrogant, rude, immoral to the max, and we have many idols in our lives, disrespecting His Holy Name. The world is heading down the wrong path of unbelief. There are so many lost souls, far away from our Lord and Savior.

To get our attention He sends warnings. This Corona Virus Pandemic is an, in your face warning to the whole world. He’s trying to get people to turn from their sin before it is too late. It is a wakeup call to unbelievers and to Christians alike.

God sees, hears and knows everything. He will continue to discipline those who disobey Him and will not turn from their sins. Seek Jesus before it is too late. Turn from your sins and ask Jesus to come into your heart.

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, The Lord is my refuge, and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.