By now pretty much all of the nations are experiencing the plague of COVID-19, causing global problems. It’s pretty much proven this is not a “natural” virus, but a manufactured one, created in a lab in China, and it got loose from there. Accidently, or on purpose? We will likely never know, as China isn’t very forthcoming with its affairs. Who created it and why is also questionable. And most likely, there is more to it than meets the eye, like, who is behind it with their money?

Regardless, all the nations are being affected, closing down businesses, restricting travel and even people being able to meet and interact. Sounds pretty sinister, doesn’t it? The Bible talks about pestilences killing large blocs of population, but it doesn’t state where they come from, whether occurring naturally, or if they are of man’s invention. No matter; it’s not a good thing. Some think it’s the beginning of the Tribulation, some don’t. Some blow it off, saying it’s nothing much, but this is affecting the whole world right now to some extent. It’s probably affecting YOUR household one way or the other. But what will this bring forth?

How will people use this time of isolation which is to hopefully stop the spread of the COVID-19? Well, for one, it’s still spreading and hasn’t peaked, so we don’t know where it will end yet. But with all this time at home on our hands, we can use it to catch up on our favorite TV shows that we’ve missed, or we can read some books, or spend our days on Facebook. Or perhaps lay around in our recliner all day eating snacks and play video games. We pretty much are restricted from going out, except for medical reasons, or to get food or essential supplies. What can we do with all this “extra time”?

If we were smart, we would see the hand of God in all this. The Bible clearly tells us of these very things happening in the end times, and they’re just going to keep getting worse. We can be in denial that this could be the hand of God judging the world for sin, thinking, God loves us, He wouldn’t allow this to happen to us, so it has to be the devil’s fault. NEWSFLASH! It is sin, personally and nationally that have opened the door to this COVID-19. Do you seriously think God must not judge the killing of innocent babies by the millions? Their blood cries out to Him for justice! Do you think the corruption of our elected officials are not our fault? We elected them, and we continue to re-elect them, in spite of knowing how corrupt they are! We could remove them, but we don’t. Is God not watching and holding us accountable?

God is HOLY, but we are a mess. And that’s why it is written in 2 Chronicles 7:13-22,
13 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;
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
19 But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.

As followers of God, AS HIS PEOPLE, we are responsible to preach the Gospel of Christ Jesus. You will notice in verse 14, it starts off saying, “IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES……..”

Like it or not, God is laying the responsibility of this pestilence at OUR feet, charging US to get on our knees in repentance, to humble ourselves and seek His face, and pray earnestly and turn from our wicked ways. Yes, friends, God is talking to US, HIS PEOPLE! We are the ones with the ability to get God to hear from heaven and heal our lands. HE is not talking to the world at this point. He is talking to HIS PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY HIS NAME! Those who don’t presently know God cannot be expected to take part in 2 Chronicles 7:14, because they are not HIS PEOPLE!

How can the world be saved if HIS PEOPLE are not doing their part? Will God heal the land of those who belong to Him? Now pay attention; I’m talking about individual believers right now: if you are doing what 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, I believe He will heal YOUR LAND, that is, YOUR residence, YOUR household. That’s not your neighborhood, your state, your nation, that’s YOUR house. THEN, as you, a “sold out soldier for Jesus”, are preaching the Gospel, as you SHOULD BE, if you’re saved, then others will hear, repent, and be saved, and THEIR land will be healed. Understand? That healing will spread like wildfire throughout our nations if we will get off our duffs and PREACH THE GOSPEL!

There are always those who are “saved” who say, “I’m not called to preach…” So what ARE you called to do? Sit in your recliner and watch TV? Listen, Brothers and Sisters, there are lives in the balance here, and God is looking to HIS people to get to work and do what He empowered us to do! How far this pestilence spreads is largely up to God’s people. If WE do our part and cry out to God in repentance, this pestilence can not only be stopped, it could result in a great revival sweeping our land. What will this bring forth? It’s up to YOU, man or woman of God! You have nothing more important today to do than seek God’s face, so DO IT!