Joseph Prince: What God Wants You To Know During This Coronavirus Attack
The world is so afraid right now. But when we look at them, we don’t have to fear what they fear. I’ll say that again. Don’t fear what they fear. “Al-Tirah” in Hebrew means “fear not”. The very first person that said these very famous words in the Bible. This is the most quoted words of Jesus. The most spoken words of Jesus is “fear not.” The first person that said that in the Bible was God to Abraham. When Abraham was sleeping at night, God came to him in a vision and God said: “Al-Tirah, Abram.” “Al-Tirah, Abram.” At that time, Abraham was known as Abram. God says: “Don’t be afraid. I am your shield and I am your exceeding great reward.” Amen? That’s the first occurrence of that word “fear not”. It was used by God on a man (Abraham) who was fearful. That blessing of Abraham is also ours. Amen? We have no need to fear. Amen? We are protected. There is a verse where Jesus was praying in the Bible and He allowed us to eavesdrop. It was called the great priestly prayer. In John 17:26. Where He prayed: “Those who believe on Me may know that you have loved them even as,” Do you know what even as means? “Even as you have loved me.” Woah. I mean Lord, if you love me just you know, four to five notches under Jesus, I would already accept that. But even as! He shares His love with all of us. Amen? You are loved. So don’t just claim Psalm 91. Spend time in your car and take time with the Lord in the morning. Spend time with the Lord where you refresh yourself with all these truths and say: “Lord, thank you for loving me and my family.” Because you see friends, it is the perfect love that cast out fear. Perfect love is not your love for Him. It’s His love for you. That’s where you find perfect love. When you realize how much He loves you perfectly, it will cast out every fear. You will look for fear and you will find fear no more. Now during this time people, please understand. It is not you clinging onto protection. Realize that God loves you and show them 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.” Being kept from evil is not my smartness, or being able to avoid people who are coughing, and making sure that I find out of the place, my knowledge about the place that I am going to. It’s about this about that. No, it’s my Lord’s faithfulness. Listen. It’s not even about my faithfulness. So people who say: “Are you sure you’re faithful enough to qualify for Psalm 91’s protection? Are you sure you’re faithful enough?” No, we have got the question backwards. The question is not about my faithfulness that keeps me from evil. The Lord is faithful. So His truth shall be your shield and buckler. Some translations also say His faithfulness is your shield. It is the child being held by the mother. It is not the child holding on to the mother. That is never really safe. When the mother holds the child, it is safe. Just say: “Father, thank you. You are faithful.” Alright? When you put the anointing oil, amen? “Thank you Father as I go out today with my family and I, no evil shall befall us and no Covid-19 virus will come near our dwelling.” Amen? When a word appears in the beginning in the Hebrew, it is usually an emphasis in the entire verse. yitlownaan. That actually means spending the night. The night is a season which is what the world is going through right now. It will pass. Amen? It will pass. It depends on how long but it is a night season. The Bible says in Psalm 91:1 “He who sits in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow” shall spend the night. You will spend this entire night season under the shadow of the Almighty. You know, there are two types of conquering this thing. One thing— God’s way is that you walk in divine protection and not be afraid. If God tells you to go somewhere, except for those places the advisory told you not to go. Just like the Father Joseph brought Jesus to Egypt. That is an example of being led by the Spirit. But don’t be motivated by fear. What’s consuming the world right now is fear. People are making decisions out of fear. People are so afraid. Amen. Listen, even if you get, you will not die in Jesus name. Believe God, amen? Amen? Believe God not to get it. But if you do get it, believe God for complete healing and restoration. The world is talking so much about the virus. Corona, corona, corona, it is like a song! It’s like a song, it’s like a chant. It’s like everybody is talking about it. When you switch on the TV, it’s everywhere. Because it is the social media world. But let’s not talk about the coronavirus, let’s talk about Jesus. Let’s talk about Jesus, the King of kings is He, The Lord of lords, supreme, through all eternity The Great, I Am, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Door Let’s talk about Jesus more and more! Let’s talk about Jesus, the King of kings is He, The Lord of lords, supreme, through all eternity The Great, I Am, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Door Let’s talk about Jesus more and more! Amen? And once a while, when you’re driving back home, with your family and your little children, and you start hearing all these news and all that. Sometimes you just have to listen because it is your job, but just hear the headlines and don’t keep on listening and don’t keep on travelling on your social media and look at every little thing. Amen? There’s a lot of fake news out there. And if you do have to listen, always end up with Let’s talk about Jesus, the King of kings is He. And just talk about Jesus to your family. The world is now literally on it’s knees based on something that they can’t see. And I’m here to tell you that this virus will not reign. It seems like it is reigning. Because it is on the lips of everyone. People are talking about it. But let me tell you this: The Bible says you are to reign in life. And the way you reign in life is Romans 5:17. “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one,” Alright, if this COVID-19 virus, this sickness, reigned by one, if death reigned by one… “much more they who receive abundance of grace” We can never preach too much on grace. We need the abundance of grace. “Much more they.” They in New Creation Church. Come on. Who believe in abundance of grace. If you don’t believe in grace, it’s up to you amen? But we are those who believe and receive abundance of grace. “Much more they who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness” Righteousness. Right standing with God in the place where Christ stood. Because He is our standing. That righteousness is now a gift. When you are righteous in God’s eyes, all the blessings of the righteous accrue to you. They fall on you. Amen? You are the righteousness of God in Christ. And this righteousness is a gift. It is a gift. And how do you receive a gift? You just say “thank you”! Do you have to earn the gift? No. Do you have to pay for the gift? No. Someone else paid for it (Jesus). The Bible says that “those who receive an abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness” not the reward because of something you do. It’s not a reward of righteousness. It is the gift of righteousness. What will happen to them? They “will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” They will reign in life! Not this covid-19 virus. They will reign in life.
Anxiety, fear, and panic. These words define the times we live in today. Beloved, though this may be true for the world, your heavenly Father wants you to know that you don’t have to be shaken by every bad report that you see or hear. In this uplifting message by Joseph Prince, learn how you and your loved ones can stay secure and hopeful when you:
• Find safety and rest in the secret place of the Most High.
• See yourself abiding in Christ, far above every curse and virus.
• Lean on His faithfulness to protect you from all evil in these dark times.
• Experience His lavish love that pours out healing, protection, and provision on you.
Be unshakable in His love for you and live with robust peace and confidence today!
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