My Dear Brothers and Sisters:
WE WILL NOT FEAR THE CORONAVIRUS. Millions, even billions around the world are afraid of catching the CORONAVIRUS that has been spreading from country to country. COVID-19 started in China, and hundreds of thousands have been infected globally, though the actual number may be higher or lower. Tens of thousands have died, and the death rate is estimated higher by some, lower by others. The CDC in Atlanta has said it is a pandemic. BUT WE ARE NOT AFRAID. Here’s why:
- DEATH HOLDS NO FEAR FOR THE TRUE CHRISTIAN
Death for the genuine Believer is not a big deal. It is a little sleep followed by “That great getting up morning.” Jesus our Lord said, “Our friend Lazarus is sleeping; but I go, that I may wake him out of sleep.” (John 11:11). And He did just that. Jesus resurrected him after he had been dead four days. Read about it in John 11. This account is either true and trustworthy, or it is a big lie and totally false. On the basis of the evidence, I choose to believe it is true and THEREFORE I
WILL NOT FEAR DEATH or the CORONAVIRUS.
- ABIDING PEACE WITHOUT FEAR IS THE CHRISTIANS STATE OF MIND
Those who tremble at the face of Death show they do not have ETERNAL LIFE. When a sinner repents and puts his faith in Jesus Christ, he passes from death unto life. See 1 John 5:12-13. My wife and I have sat beside dying men and women, and true Believers die with peace. Never forget: JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF DEATH, DISEASE AND THE CORONSVIRUS, THEREFORE, I WILL NOT FEAR COVID-19 nor ANYTHING ELSE. Now, slowly and thoughtfully read Psalm 91.
- NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TO US FOR WHICH GOD HAS NOT ALREADY PROVIDED
Please sit down in a quiet place and slowly read Romans 8:28-39. God has a plan for the lives of those who love Him. HE is right now at work in all things for YOUR good. He saw and knew you before you were born. He will not allow ANYTHING to happen to you that God and you can’t get through together. “IN ALL THINGS GOD WORKS FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.” The best word of advice we can give anyone at this time is, “Put your life in the hands of God and don’t worry.” (Put your hand in the hand of the Man who calmed the sea…)
- WE ARE LIVING DURING THE END TIME
Pestilences are a sign of the return of Jesus Christ. They are part of the birth pains. Read Luke 21:11, 26 & 27. Millions will perish before the end, including many of God’s saints, but the man or woman whose life is hid in Christ in God is ETERNALLY SAFE. Jesus said, “Not a single hair on your heads will perish.” THEREFORE, I REFUSE TO GIVE IN TO WORRY AND I WILL NOT FEAR THE CORONA VIRUS. EVEN IF I BECOME INFECTED, I WILL NOT FEAR BECAUSE I HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE NOW AND FOREVER.
Keep looking up my friends. The best is yet to be, and everything is in His hands. We who believe are on the Gospel train bound for Glory. We will be about our Master’s business and WILL NOT FEAR THE CORONAVIRUS.
With love and blessings,
Brother Chuck Gilbert
PSALM 91 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.