In This Issue
1. REPENTANCE AND THE INORDINATE FEAR OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC? By Ron McGatlin
2. NEW ARTICLES ON OPENHEAVEN.COM
3 . NEWS HEADLINES
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A number of surface and practical reasons for the extreme fear of the coronavirus could be sited. Such as media hype or the unknown factors of the virus or perhaps human error in research labs in China and more. However, the more important issue is the deeper reality of the cause or the reason for their being a serious life threatening contagious disease like coronavirus.
This consideration takes us to why there is death and disease? And even more specific to today why is God allowing this disease at this time?
WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO DO WITH ALL OF THIS?
This is the point at which our finite human minds run out of ability to grasp the fullness of the workings of God. Holy Spirit can enlighten the word of God and speak into our spirit the deeper realities of His works in the world.
Death and disease are always related. In the Garden of Eden there was neither death nor disease. There was also no fear in the garden before Adam and Eve entered into the sin of disobedience to God and His perfect plan for mankind on earth.
Death and disease are direct results of sin, disobedience to God and His perfect plan and way. (Genesis 2:15-17) (Romans 7:13) (Romans 8:2).
Did God send death and disease upon mankind?
Or did man choose death and disease when Adam chose to sin against God and His perfect plan and way?
Yes, God did design life without sin, death or disease. However, man chose death and disease when he chose sin of disobedience to the loving plan of God for man.
REDEMPTION AND RESTORATION IN CHRIST JESUS
Loving God sent His beloved only begotten Son to become a man to redeem mankind from sin and death. The only total solution for sin, which leads to disease and death, is in Christ Jesus. Receiving the resurrected life of the person of Spirit Christ by the Holy Spirit into our lives is the only way of redemption from the curse of death and disease in this life.
God’s word spoken forth created the world and all that is on it or in it. When God spoke, if you eat of the fruit of the tree of good and evil you shall surely die, the curse of death was created in the same way as the earth and the heavens were created when God spoke. Mankind was truly given a free will to choose to obey God and live or disobey God and die. Death and disease including the coronavirus are a result of NOT FULLY ACCEPTING THE FULL MEASURE OF THE REDEMPTION AND RESTORATION IN CHRIST JESUS BY FULLY ABIDING IN CHRIST AND CHRIST ABIDING IN US.
God’s words can never be changed. Like the law of gravity it cannot be changed but it can be overridden by the law of aerodynamics. The law of sin and death can be overridden by the law of redemption and restoration in Christ Jesus. However, again like gravity and aerodynamics the provision must be fully and properly applied for man to fly or for sin and death to be overcome and abundant eternal life to lift us above sin, disease and death.
THE FEAR AND DEATH OF TODAY
The United States of America and the nations of the world are not properly applying the provision of redemption and restoration of Christ Jesus. The people, governments and churches of the western world are NOT FULLY AND PROPERLY APPLYING NOR EXPERIENCING THE PROVISION OF CHRIST JESUS BY THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDING AND EMPOWERING OUR LIVES INTO THE ALIGNMENT OF OBEDIENCE TO GOD ALMIGHTY.
Disease is the first steps or warnings of the progression of death by sin. God in His love has set up the system of sin and death, and the system of redemption and restoration to abundant life in Christ Jesus and Christ in us.
Inordinate FEAR that destroys production and prosperity comes to destroy the results and benefits of that which came through walking toward obedience to God and to help us to want to fully turn toward obedience to His will and way.
THE REDEMPTION AND RESTORATION OF AMERICA
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 HEAL THEIR LAND. 2 CHRONICLES 7:14.
Today March 15, 2020 is the day of the beginning of turning back to God with repentance. The day that you are reading this is the day for you to join in and turn your life and help turn our nation back to God’s full provision of abundant life of living and walking in Christ and Christ in us by the Holy Spirit.
If you are a citizen of a nation you are a part of that nation. If you are an American you are part of the nation of America. Whether you have actively participated in the vile sins of America or not you are collectively a part of the nation and have the opportunity to REPENT AS THE NATION and pray as the nation for the sin of the nation.
Repent to God for all the sin of America as you are the nation. Specifically repent and ask God to forgive us for the sin of abortion, forgive us for turning away from God in our schools, our families and our government, and forgive us for our immorality, pornography, our turning to our own way.
We cannot just pray for “them” but must pray as the nation for the nation. It is us the nation of America that must turn and not “them”. We are the voice of turning to God with the whole heart of the nation.
Pray as God leads by the Holy Spirit. The nations that turn to God will be redeemed and restored as the kingdom will advance on earth.
Worship and praise God with thankful hearts for all He is doing in this world to bring us into the reality of the fullness of His pure love in His kingdom of abundant eternal life. Do not quit, do not give up the victory is ours in Christ Jesus.
America will be saved. The nations will be blessed in the joyful rule of the will and plan of God comes forth on Planet Earth.
2. NEW ARTICLES ON OPENHEAVEN.COM
Today, as I prayed, a strange and unexpected phrase leapt into my spirit, “Trump is about to have his Winston Churchill moment.” It stunned me because it seemed so inappropriate in the light of current events. This is no time for cheerleading or political grandstanding. We are in lockdown! Yes, we are in lockdown. Across America, store shelves are as empty as if we were a socialist nation. The empty streets are even eerier than the empty shelves
So rather than figuring out how to pray for a situation, I ask God what His thoughts and will are for the situation. A phrase or a picture lights upon my mind, meaning I have just received “God’s thoughts” or the “mind of Christ.” I have just received the prophetic way to pray for the situation.
President Trump declares Sunday National Day of Prayer amid coronavirus pandemic.
Ron McGatlin: I have to admit that I missed this extremely powerful video by Sid Roth. Do not miss watching this video. It is beyond a doubt the most on target word from God that I have seen regarding the reality of the coronavirus situation in America and the world. President Trump has proclaimed Sunday as a national day of prayer regarding this situation. Please watch this video to near the end to get the depth of this word and by all means PRAY AS A NATION FOR THIS NATION IN AGREEMENT.
3. NEWS HEADLINES
Christians seek to be the light of Christ in coronavirus-ravaged Italy Mar 18, 2020 Italy (MNN) — COVID-19 hit Italy very hard, and Operation Mobilization Italy is weathering the storm, hoping to see the country remade to the glory of Christ. Italy lost 368 people to the virus in one day, by far the most for any country in a single day since the…
Churches Together in England Issues National Call To Prayer Mar 18, 2020
Presidents of Churches Together in England have issued a call to prayer in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is for all churches and people of prayer across the country to join on Sunday 22nd March, Mothering Sunday. written by Peter Wooding March 17, 2020…
PRAY: Coronavirus Ravages Middle East as Iran Warns of ‘Millions’ of Deaths Mar 18, 2020
“These are countries that have a huge role in the global economy. They knit together this kind of globalized world we live in. And all of those economies are going to suffer massively from this and I think we need to understand that the reverberations are going…
Pregnant American Idol Contestant Chooses Adoption: ‘The Baby Saved Me’ Mar 17, 2020
“With the family that I chose, they’re gonna be able to give her everything she wants and I know I’m not gonna be able to do that.” -Amber Fiedler Nancy Flanders : Mar 17, 2020 LiveAction.org [LiveAction.org] The latest season of American…
Quarantined People in Middle East Turn to Christian TV for Hope: ‘Never Before Have So Many People across This Region Been So Open to the Gospel’ Mar 17, 2020 “Satellite television is encouraging viewers who face great uncertainty and tribulation in their lives. It’s a powerful visual medium for spreading the Good News—getting the message directly into people’s homes, regardless of the coronavirus or any…
YOU BETTER THANK GOD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT – Mario Murillo Ministries Mar 17, 2020
Today, as I prayed, a strange and unexpected phrase leapt into my spirit, “Trump is about to have his Winston Churchill moment.” It stunned me because it seemed so inappropriate in the light of current events. This is no time for cheerleading or political…
Lebanon shuts down to prevent coronavirus outbreak Mar 14, 2020
Lebanon (MNN) — Lebanon can’t afford another crisis, but that’s exactly what it’s facing with the coronavirus. The government went into prevention mode this week, shutting down as much of the country as possible and banning public gatherings. By Katey HearthMarch 13,…
Lou Engle Calls Believers to a Global 3-Day ‘Esther Fast’ to Defeat Coronavirus Mar 14, 2020
“A plague has broken out, desperate times require desperate measures.” Lou Engle, founder of TheCall, and more recently, TheSend, and president of Lou Engle Ministries has sent out word of an upcoming corporate 3-day fast to bring an end to the spread of…
This Little Girl’s Dream That God Said the Coronavirus Will Soon Be Gone is Sparking Faith across Social Media Mar 14, 2020
“I’m no longer sacred. Because God is with me, and the Holy Spirit is with me. So I’m not scared.” -Jahzy Christel Berns : Mar 13, 2020 GODTV.com [GODTV.com] On March 8, a Facebook post by Michelle Dalida-Calayag went viral because of a vision…
Shameful: Speaker Pelosi Allegedly Tries to Sneak Abortion Funding into Coronavirus Bill, Until Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin Steps In Mar 14, 2020
“Pelosi wasted the whole week behind closed doors drafting a partisan bill full of liberal fantasies that have nothing to do w/ Coronavirus. Republicans are ready to work [with] Dems on SERIOUS solutions. Now is not the time for politics. Pelosi needs to stop…
Life in Bethlehem during the coronavirus lockdown Mar 14, 2020
Palestine (MNN) — Last Friday, Bethlehem Bible College’s spring semester came to a sudden stop as COVID-19 was discovered among tourists and the whole town was quarantined. Bethlehem is often described as peaceful in Christmas songs. It is again this week, but not for…
Prayer Alert News: UK, Europe, and Worldwide
Mar 13, 2020
Praise Reports Syrian mother gives birth amid bombs A heart-warming story Europe Finland: free speech Italy: faith conversations ‘like never before’ British Isles Coronavirus prayer needs GPs dissatisfied and stressed Legal challenge over NI abortion laws…
First the UK, Now Germany: Politician Calls Franklin Graham ‘Hate Preacher’ and Tries to Cancel His Festival Mar 13, 2020
Evangelical churches in Germany are defending Rev. Franklin Graham in the face of criticism over his biblical beliefs on sexuality. Premier Christian News reports a local politician has called on the venue to cancel the event, accusing Graham of being a “hate…