Four Biblical Reasons Behind The Outbreak Of Coronavirus
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by World Health Organization. As of now, over 740,225 cases bave been recorded, with death toll of 35,035, and 156,588, patients have recovered globally.
Almost every nation of the earth has been affected adversely by this pandemic. We have been advised to safeguard against the virus through social distancing, washing of hands regularly etc.
However, the question many Christians keep asking is, “Why did God permit this? In this article, I’ll show you the biblical reasons behind COVID-19. Come with me on this reading experience.
(1) God’s Sovereignty
2 Chronicles 7:12-13And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or If I SEND PESTILENCE AMONG MY PEOPLE;
After the completion of the temple by king Solomon. God appeared to him at night and spoke to him about certain events that will take place.
Intentionally, God says, a time would come when he would send a plague on the earth. He taught Solomon how to deal with such plague. In other words, prayer should be offered to Him in humility.
In His Sovereignty, God may send a plague to the earth because He has that power. God has reasons for doing anything. He sent several plagues upon the Egyptians because they refused to allow His people to worship Him. He decided to wipe humanity in the days of Noah.
But every he visited the earth in His anger, He would exempt His people. The Egyptians were not harmed by those plagues in Egypt. This is not the first time a plague would hit the earth. There is no reason to panic!
Have faith in the Lord. He knows how to rescue godly men (2 Pet 2:9). He rescued Noah and his family when they obeyed and walked with Him.
(2) Inability To Accept God’s Existence
And Pharaoh said, WHO IS THE LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
Pharaoh failed to accept God’s existence and almost ten plagues came upon the Egyptians. God proved his existence to him by sending plagues which his magicians could not replicate.
They could not find any solution to any of those plagues, just for Pharoah to accept His existence. It got to a point when Pharaoh had to call Moses and Aaron that they should pray to their God.
Exodus 10:16-17Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
In like manner, there are nations that have experienced massive economic advancement. And they feel they do not need God.
Some of the government of these nations have closed down many Churches. So, they see no reason to serve God.
In fact, Chinese government and Communist party is officially atheist. Also, China ranks as the 27th worst nation in the world when it comes Christian persecution. This record is according to U.S.A’s World Watch List. And COVID-19 started from that nation. Read more HERE
God has been proving His existence to many nations. Many of these nations now look up to Him, having exhausted all their wisdom.
Let every nation go back to God in prayer. He is the only one that can rescue us. We are not meant to function without God. And when that happens, there would be a problem.
(3) Sign Of The End Time
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, AND PESTILENCES, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Jesus said the outbreak of disease is a sign of the imminence of His coming. Believers need to be sensitive at this point. Because our Lord’s coming is imminent.
We cannot really stop these plagues from hitting the earth. Because before the rapture takes place, all these things must precede His coming. So, be on the alert and get set. Be ready for His coming any time soon.
Crosswalk: Signs Of The Last Days
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The devil is a destroyer, thief and a killer. He kills people, destroys property and steals people’s joy. This pandemic is orchestrated by the devil who is often described as the god of this world (2 For 4:4). He controls the world. But believers can render his power ineffective.
We must exercise our authority over him as believers. He says whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven. We need to stop him through our prayers.
Believers should keep on praying, till we overcome this microscopic enemy of man called coronavirus. Victory is ours!
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