March 13, 2020 | From Laura Densmore
Let’s begin with some facts and figures, then we will get to some prayer points. The first hot spot was in the Seattle metro area, and seems to be rapidly spreading. The Life
Care Center Nursing home in Kirkland seems to be the epicenter for the spread of the virus.
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As of 3.9.20, there are 512 known cases of Corona virus in the US, and 25 have died. Let’s put this into perspective and into context. In 2009, the swine flu killed 203,000 people worldwide. There were 12,400 deaths in the US. This past year, 2019/20, the CDC reports that there have been 34 million people in the US who were infected with the common flu and 20,000 deaths from the flu. So, why all the hysteria, fear, and panic about the Corona Virus? It is difficult to get to the truth about this virus. There is much misinformation and “media spin” coming from mainstream media and from the governments of the world. What do they know that we don’t know?
We need LIGHT and TRUTH to be shed upon this situation from the God of Israel!
Here is what we do know:
There are “oddities” about this bug. Children seem not to be affected. Males are more vulnerable than females. The elderly are more vulnerable than younger folks. Those who have underlying medical conditions or compromised immune systems are also more vulnerable.
How the Corona virus operates in the body:
The Corona virus operates by stealth and deception. It “tricks” the body into thinking that it is a “friendly” and not a “hostile”. It gets into the lungs of the body and a person will get a fever, experience extreme fatigue, a sore throat, coughing and muscle aches. The body’s “first responder” immune system fires up and sends cytokines to the lungs to combat the virus. The cytokines over-react and begin attacking healthy cells and tissue. The “bio-feedback” loop does not function as God designed it to do. The lungs begin to fill up with fluids, pneumonia can ensue, and, in up to 2% of cases, the person can die from this. This is in violation of God’s design for our immune system. Basically, it is an overreaction to the body’s immune system that can cause death.
As of 3.9.20, the risk of contracting the Corona virus in the US is still relatively low. But, the Corona virus comes with some “cousins”, that can be perhaps be even more damaging and deadly. What are those cousins?
We saw this news headline today:
Dow sinks 2,000 points in worst day since 2008, S&P 500 drops more than 7%
Why is this happening? Some of it is based in facts on the ground and reality. The price of a barrel of oil is plummeting and there is a price war going on between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
People in the airline, hotel, hospitality and travel industries are being affected with layoffs and cutbacks.
But how much the Dow plunge is due to just plain emotional fear? that is the second cousin to the virus: FEAR.
PUBLIC PANIC AND FEAR
People in the world who are not grounded in the Word of God and who do not have relationship with Yeshua/Jesus will be in panic mode.
Remember how the virus operates In “stealth” and deception and tricks the body into thinking it is a friendly? That same principle is operating on the “macro” level in our
culture. There is deception and trickery. Mainstream media and governments may not be telling us the “whole story” or they are “spinning” the story to create fear and panic. Is there a hidden agenda going on? Probably!
Just as cytokines can over-react in the human body, at the macro level, there is a severe over-reaction with the media spin. Consequently, people are over-reacting, with panic-selling of stocks and panic buying and hoarding of food and supplies.
Spiritual insights on how to pray
Here are some scriptures to read and pray into:
1.God’s people are SET APART
Read and pray into Psalm 91:1-6, Exodus 8:22, Exodus 9:26
2.Repent/renounce/reject the spirit of FEAR and walk in LOVE and in FAITH, TRUSTING God:
Read and pray into 2 Timothy 1:7 and 1 John 4:18
3.We need God’s spirit to SHINE LIGHT and TRUTH into the Corona virus situation to combat the deception and misinformation.
Read and pray into John 17:17, Proverbs 6: 23, Psalm 119:105
Expect to get insights and revelation through the Holy Spirit! Expect to hear from God about this and share with your prayer team what you hear!
Please note: We should NOT hunker down and hide in a cave with a survivor mindset. This is a time for God’s people to RISE UP for their finest hour!
4.This is the time for the believers in Yeshua as Messiah to RISE UP, be BOLD, and PRAY for the SICK!
Read and pray into James 5:14-15. Ask God to recalibrate the bio feedback loop of those you know who are sick with Corona. Ask for God to especially guard and protect the most vulnerable, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
5.The PURIM Connection
On the night of our prayer call (3.9.20), it was the 13th day of Adar on the biblical calendar. It was on that day, that Esther interceded before King Ahasuerus and he granted her an edict that on Adar 13: On one day in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar. A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province and published for all people, so that the Jews would be ready on that day to avenge themselves on their enemies. Esther 8:12-13.
Read and pray into Esther 8: 4-16
It was no “coincidence” that so many gathered on the phone to pray ON PURIM! We interceded and asked God to “CANCEL the curse” of the Corona virus, asking for His mercy, His grace, His covering and His protection over our nation and over the people.
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(Used with permission from Capital Hill Prayer Partners.)