March 14, 2020 | Lisa Cherry, Frontline Family Ministries
Sometimes when I’m thinking about current events and prophecy, I ask myself this question:
If I was Satan, what would I currently be doing to advance my cause on the earth?
This week I applied this question to our current pandemic of coronavirus and came up with a rather startling observation.
For some reason, this particular virus does not seem to be attacking children or the younger generation (unless they are already immune-compromised.) Isn’t that interesting? We have a disease poised to kill those in the senior generation before their time.
An evolutionist might claim that this is just a “natural event” designed to thin out the population. But why such a target toward those 60 and above? Is that coincidence? Only science?
What would be the net effect of let’s say 3, 5, 7 or 15 % of our senior generation leaving the earth prematurely? Apply that question specifically to the United States.
The senior generation is holding the conservative political line in America while the younger generation is chasing progressivism. What happens if they are not here to vote?
The senior generation is still the backbone of Christian orthodoxy in America while the younger generation [is largely pursuing progressive agendas and viewpoints]. What happens if their stabilizing voice of wisdom and maturity is weakened?
The senior generation controls a good deal of nonprofit giving and endowment. What happens if they miss several key years when they would have been funding the Gospel?
Yes, those that are 60 and above will be going to heaven sooner than later. But we don’t want them to go ahead of their time until they are finished with their assignment here on the earth! They are valuable!
So…if you were the devil, what would you do? If you wanted to accelerate the ideological shift, wouldn’t it be handy to get rid of that generation and their annoying resistance to change?
As believers, we realize that we do not war against flesh and blood – and we realize that the devil is roaming around trying to work his stealing, killing, and destroying on the earth.
I say coronavirus is a part of his grand scheme. I cannot explain it all, and neither can anyone else this side of heaven. But I do not believe it passes the John 10:10 test. Coronavirus does not give life and life more abundantly; it is definitely stealing, killing, and destroying!
And so we know what to do as Bible-believing, blood-bought believers: we stand on the Word. We plead the blood of Jesus. We press Satan back into his corner and disallow his destruction in our midst.
And we do everything we can in the natural to walk in the wise health practices of quarantine and separation that God gave even the children of Israel during times of plagues and outbreaks!
Satan is a defeated foe!
So today I declare that, as for me and my house, we will not fear. We say that no weapon that is fashioned against my generation and the generation ahead of me will prosper. We will finish our course strong on earth. And even if we have to spend some time in quarantine to arrest this virus, I know God can use that time to bring about spiritual renewal.
Will you join me in praying and declaring this?
(Reprinted with permission from Lisa Cherry, Project 7000)