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Sign Wonders and Miracles

How 2020 treating you?
Let’s just say it was not what I was expecting, but on further reflection I have discovered it is exactly what God envisioned.
Let me say this. Instead of looking at the turmoil,
The Stock market crash; the price of oil plumeting, People running out of TP
not to mention Corvid19 and the economic cost.
Instead of allowing Fear to overtake us
why not look at it as an opportunity to show God’s Love.
I mean really, Do you believe any these event caught God off guard?
What an opportunity to respond in ways the world thinks is crazy.
Fear is rampant, what would happen if the world saw the church respond in faith!
Look around and you’ll quickly see that our world is filled with instability and uncertainty.
Every day seems to bring with it another disheartening news headline or unanswered question.
In the midst of life’s struggles, how do we hold onto hope?
Simply We fix our eyes on Jesus. God promises that He will never leave us or forsake us.
As we seek His heart, we find hope for our souls and strength to face whatever is in front of us.
Our situation may not change, but when we spend time in God’s Word and in worship, our perspective shifts.
Jeremiah 29:12 NASB95
‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
I really see these current events as an opportunity for God to transform this world into what He desire it to be.
He plans to do it through you!
scary I know!
God is setting the stage that will give His children the opportunity to show His love to a desperate world.
Now let’s be clear.
God is not sending this virus to punish people.
John 10:10 NASB95
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Jesus came to bring Life. its the enemy who’s out to kill
this virus is obviously a weapon of satan to isolate and strike fear in the hearts of people..
Isn’t it great that
Isaiah 54:17 NASB95
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

So How do we overcome fear?

We ll the Bible is not silent on the issue
You’ve probably read a post something to the effect that the Bible says 365 times “Do Not fear” one for each day of the year.
Nice thought but not true.
here’s 145 time
you may have to reuse them
Genesis 15:1After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.’Genesis 21:17God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her ‘What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.’Genesis 26:24That night the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.’Genesis 35:17And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her ‘Don’t despair, for you have another son’Genesis 43:23 – ‘It’s all right’, he said. ‘Don’t be afraid. Your God, the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I received your silver.’ Then he brought Simeon out to them. Genesis 46:3‘I am God, the God of your father,’ he said. ‘Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there.’Genesis 50:19But Joseph said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?’Genesis 50:21‘So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.’ And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. Exodus 14:13Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.’Exodus 20:20Moses said to the people ‘Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.’Leviticus 26:6I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land and the sword will not pass through your country.Number 14:9 – Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them. Numbers 21:34The Lord said to Moses, ‘Do not be afraid of him, for I have delivered him into your hands, along with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon King of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.’Deuteronomy 1:17Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God.Deuteronomy 1:21See, the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.Deuteronomy 1:29Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.’Deuteronomy 3:2The Lord said to me ‘Do not be afraid of him, for I have delivered him into your hands, along with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in HeshbonDeuteronomy 3:22 – Do not be afraid of them; the Lord you God himself will fight for you.Deuteronomy 7:18But do not be afraid of them; remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt.Deuteronomy 20:1When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. Deuteronomy 20:3He shall say: ‘Hear, Israel: today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be faint-hearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them.’Deuteronomy 31:6‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.’Deuteronomy 31:8‘The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.’Joshua 1:9‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’Joshua 8:1Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land.’Joshua 10:8The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.’Joshua 10:25Joshua said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.’Joshua 11:6The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid of them, because by this time tomorrow I will hand all of them, slain, over to Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots’Judges 4:18 – Jael went out to meet Sisera and said to him, ‘Come, my lord, come right in. Don’t be afraid.’ So he entered her tent and she covered him with a blanket.Judges 6:23But the Lord said to him, ‘Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.’I Samuel 4:20As she was dying the women attending her said, ‘Don’t despair; you have given birth to a son.’ But she did not respond or pay any attention.’I Samuel 12:20‘Do no be afraid,’ Samuel replied. ‘You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.’I Samuel 22:23Stay with me; don’t be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me.’I Samuel 23:17‘Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You shall be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.’I Samuel 28:13The king said to her, ‘Don’t be afraid. What do you see?’II Samuel 9:7‘Don’t be afraid,’ David said to him, ‘for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and  you will always eat at my table.’I Kings 17:13Elijah said to her, ‘Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and make something for yourself and your son.’II Kings 1:15The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, ‘Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.’ So Elijah got up and went down with him to the king.  ii Kings 6:16 – ‘Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’II Kings 19:6Isaiah said to them, ‘Tell your master, “This is what the Lord says: do not be afraid of what you have heard – those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.”’II Kings 25:24Gedaliah took an oath to reassure them and their men. ‘Do not be afraid of the Babylonian officials, he said. ‘Settle down in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go will with you.’I Chronicles 22:13Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave to Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. I chronicles 28:20 – David also said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the tempe of the Lord is finished.’II Chronicles 20:15He said: ‘Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s”’II Chronicles 20:17“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. God out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”II Chronicles 32:7‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.’Nehemiah 4:14After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.’Job 5:21You will be protected from the last of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.Job 11:15then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.Job 21:9Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not on them.Psalm 3:6I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.Psalm 4:8In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 16:7-9 I will praise the Lord who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:3Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.Psalm 29:11The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 46:2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.Psalm 49:16Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendour of their houses increases; Psalm 56: 3-4When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise – in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:11in God I trust and not afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 78:53He guided them safely, so they were unafraid; but the sea engulfed their enemies.Psalm 91:5You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,Psalm 94:19When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.Psalm 118:6The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?Psalm 119:165Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them strumble. Proverbs 3:24When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.Proverbs 3:25Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wickedEcclesiastes 11:10 – So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigour are meaningless. Isaiah 7:4Say to him “Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid. Do not lose heart because of these two smouldering stubs of firewood – because of the fierce anger or Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah.”Isaiah 8:12Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.’Isaiah 10:24Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord Almighty, says: ‘My people who live in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrians, who beat you with a rod and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.’Isaiah 12:2Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.’Isaiah 17:2The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid.Isaiah 26:3You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 35:4say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.’Isaiah 37:6Isaiah said to them, ‘Tell your master, “This is what the Lord says: do not be afraid of what you have heard – those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.’Isaiah 40:9You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, ‘Here is your God!’Isaiah 41:10So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:13For I am the Lord you God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’ Isaiah 41:14‘Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you’ declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.Isaiah 43:1But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.’Isaiah 43:5Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.Isaiah 44:2This is what the Lord says – he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.Isaiah 44:8Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.’Isaiah 51:7‘Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have taken my instruction to heart: do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults’Isaiah 54:4 – ‘Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.’Isaiah 54:14In righteousness you will be established: tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.Jeremiah 1:8‘Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the LordJeremiah 10:5 – Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do you no harm nor can they do any good.’Jeremiah 17:8They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.’Jeremiah 30:10“So do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel,” declares the Lord. “I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.”Jeremiah 40:9Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, took an oath to reassure them and their men. ‘Do not be afraid to serve the Babylonians,’ he said. ‘Settle down in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it will go well with you.’Jeremiah 42:11Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the Lord, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands. Jeremiah 46:27‘Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel. I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.’Jeremiah 46:28Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant, for I am with you; declares the Lord. ‘Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.’Jeremiah 51:46Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumours are heard in the land; one rumour comes this year, another the next, rumours of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler. Lamentations 3:57You came near when I called you and you said. ‘Do not fear.’Ezekiel 3:9I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.Daniel 10:12Then he continued, ‘Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.’Daniel 10:19‘Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,’ he said. ‘Peace! Be strong now; be strong;’ When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, ‘Speak , my lord, since you have given me strength.’Joel 2:21-22Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the Lord has done great things! Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig-tree and the vine yield their riches.Zephaniah 3:16On that day they will say to Jerusalem, ‘Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.’Haggai 2:5“This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.”Zechariah 8:13‘Just as you, Judah and Israel, have been a curse among the nations, so I will save you and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.’Zechariah 8:15‘so now I have determined to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid.’Malachi 3:5So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud labourers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me’, says the Lord Almighty.  Matthew 1:20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.’Matthew 6:25-34Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes: Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grown. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you – you of little faith? So do not worry, saying “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness , and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 10:19But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say.Matthew 10:26‘So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.’Matthew 10:28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:31So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.Matthew 14:27But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’Matthew 17:7But Jesus came and touched them. ‘Get up,’ he said. ‘Don’t be afraid.’Matthew 28:5The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.’Matthew 28:10Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to to go Galilee; there they will see me.’Mark 5:36Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’Mark 6:50because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’Mark 13:11Whenever you are arrested and brought to trail, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:13But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.’Luke 1:30But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God.’ Luke 2:10But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.’Luke 5:10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.’Luke 8:50Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.’Luke 12:4‘I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.’Luke 12:7Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.Luke 12:11When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,Luke 12:32‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for your  Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.’John 6:20But he said to them, ‘It is I; don’t be afraid.’John 12:15‘Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt’John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.John 16:33‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’Acts 18:9One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.’Acts 20:10Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms round him. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said, ‘He’s alive!’Acts 27:24and said, “Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.”Romans 5:1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Hebrews 13:6So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’Philipppians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.I Peter 3:6like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.I Peter 3:14But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.’ 1 Peter 5:7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.1 John 4:18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. Revelation 1:17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.’Revelation 2:10Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown. 
FEAR is nothing more than faith in satan
To counter FEAR you must walk in FAITH
Faith leads you to believe God, Fear leads you to believe satan
Photo of Splash mountain
Who operating in fear and who enjoying themselves?
you be the judge
There are many churches shutting down their services , not gathering together.
I have to ask myself why?
Oh its a good idea to keep people safe. don’t want to spread the virus..
sounds logical, but isn’t it rooted in fear that something might happen to someone.
After all no one know for sure who has what
Isn’t the primary motivation fear ?
Aren’t we being lead by fear disguised as good judgement?
to the world this makes perfect sense.
But do you really want to to be controlled by fear?
Mark 16:18 NASB95
they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Psalm 91:10 NASB95
No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.
How can we read that in the Bible and not let that be our reality.

Could it be that we trust our own reality more than the Bible?

Now I’m not suggestion we go out and try to get sick to prove the word of God.
Jesus actually dealt with this issue when he was tempted by satan in the wilderness
Matthew 4:5–7 NASB95
Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, He will command His angels concerning You’; and On their hands they will bear You up, So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’ ” Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”
We are not to put God to the test.
Yes we are to use what we know to remain safe.
Covid19 transmitted through body fluids
like saliva, so if you have it and you sneeze or cough it spreads
If you come in contact with the fluids from someone who is infected you can be infected if those fluids get into your body
eyes, nose, mouth etc.
It is thought to be able to live on some surfaces up to 3 days.
So if an infected person someone sneezes on their hand and touches a door knob.
you come by and touch that doorknob within 3 days and then touch your hand to your face. you could get infected.
Same if you shook someones hand who had the virus.
If you have the virus Over 80% have a very mild form
Around 14% may get a fever that last over 8 hours
1-3% could die
So how do you prevent it
Covid19 is a corona Virus....very similiar to the common cold virus in how its transmitted.
So the same strategy you would use to prevent getting or passing on a cold applies here
1. Wash your hands
20 seconds soap and water
or a hand sanitizer
Now when I say this how many of you have the urge to touch your face?
Power of suggestion (itchy noise) if you have to use the back of your hand or forearm
3. Keep a distance from those who are sick.
That’s all good advise that doesn’t contradict faith.
.......Unless your doing it out of fear.
Well that’s the longest introduction ever!
Let’s continue where we left off last week
Through Holy Spirit God will release giftings to the young and new believers that, the experienced have desired for years
Don’t become jealous, but cheer them on.
Walk in His perfect peace, no longer striving but walking in step with Holy Spirit.
2020 is God’s year of new beginnings, new births, restored dreams and empowered believers.
The age of denominations is coming to an end, and the restoration of the Apostolic and Prophetic.
Those who embrace the Holy Spirits call will be blessed, and walk in perfect peace in step with the Father.
Holy Spirit’s gifts will be released on all those who believe, and those newly gifted will operate as with a lifetime of experience.
The coming wave of God’s grace and mercy will afford opportunity to encounter His presence in Greater ways.
Hebrews 2:4 NASB95
God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
will be common place in my people. The supernatural will become natural for God’s Children.
I believe God is calling His people to partner with Holy Spirit to see the release of Signs Wonders and Miracles
Its not just for the early apostles, or modern day evangelists and pastors.
Its for everyone who believes.
God wants to join you in testimony by displaying signs, wonders, miracles and the Holy Spirit gifts
You see these are the tools God provides to bring people in saving grace.
Its not about arguing them in the Kingdom
But rather Loving them into the Kingdom using the gifting the Holy Spirit releases.
Mark 16:20 NASB95
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed. And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.
Acts 14:3 NASB95
Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
Acts 2:43 NASB95
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
Acts 5:12 NASB95
At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s portico.
Some have erroneously concluded that signs wonders and miracles were only for the Apostles to kick start the Church
Now that things are going they are no longer needed.
But let’s take a closer look at what Jesus said to His disciples after He resurrected and before He ascended through Marks eyes
Mark 16:16–20 NASB95
“He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed. And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.
Jesus is talking about those who have believed and been baptised. He hasn’t limited it to the Apostles
These signs will accompany those who have believed
Cast out demon
immunity from poisons
Well what if yo don’t believe?
Well I guess these signs won’t follow you!
Hebrews 11:6 NASB95
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
The difference between seeing signs wonders and miracles and not seeing them is your willingness to believe in them
If you don’t believe God wants to follow you with signs and wonders and miracles. He won’t.
If you don’t want to believe what the Bible says about your situation, and would rather lean on your own understanding.
God will allow it. But you have to take everything that goes with it!
You don’t want to believe God when he says in
Psalm 121:7 CSB
The Lord will protect you from all harm; he will protect your life.
You can very much remove yourself from His protection
just don’t believe it.
Now what happens if you get sick, is it your fault for not having enough faith?
absolutely not!
Trusting God completely is a process, I don’t know anyone who has completed it.
We are all at different areas of growth in our trust of Him.
There may be some areas that you trust God more than I do because of what He taken you through.
and vice versa
I’m not going to judge after all I’ve had H1N1 and it was nasty!
If you get sick
James 5:14 NASB95
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
Along with that listen to medical advice.
If your in relative good health isolate yourself, get rest and lots of liquids
If your health challenged seek medical help
Psalm 118:26 NASB95
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.

What we are to do!

I believe God is going to eradicate the Corvid19 virus, but He’s using it as an opportunity to get His children to believe it!
2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB95
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
We’ve heard this voice 100 times, but have you considered the context?
2 Chronicles 7:13 NASB95
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
People its time to pray for our land
Repent of the sins of our nation
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