By Gregory Ciola
"Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day."
The Coronavirus pandemic is having devastating consequences upon America. We have witnessed our country go from a roaring economy with record employment to being engulfed in a global pandemic that threatens our nation and way of life. The entire world sits in the crosshairs of catastrophe. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs, businesses, health, and in some cases, their lives. How could we be so blindsided by such a widespread global event?
Coronavirus still threatens the lives of many Americans and potentially millions more around the world. If this crisis is not averted soon we will likely witness many nations and economies crumble leading to widespread social and political unrest.
The severe strains on the global supply chain are unprecedented. God is not the author of death, viral outbreaks, sickness, disease, hate, fear, lack, insufficiency, or darkness. God is Love and in him is no darkness.
"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." -- (I John 1:15)
It is our Father's will for everyone to be saved. What the enemy intends for our harm God can turn and use for our good.
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord." -- Isaiah 54:17
One of the most famous passages that people turn to in times of trouble is Psalm 91. Ironically, it was written by Moses after he experienced Passover firsthand. I believe that this Psalm offers supernatural protection for people willing to speak it and believe it. I believe that Psalm 91 holds great promise. Psalm 91 should be read aloud and confessed regularly throughout the world. It should be a national prescription for America to do effective battle in the spirit realm against the forces of darkness aligned against us.
The devil is trying to sift America. His plans and purposes are to destroy our country and establish global tyranny. We need a miracle. We need a Word from the LORD. We need divine intervention and a quick answer before this pandemic descends into something horrific. That miracle could come in a number of ways. Our duty is to praise and thank the LORD at all times and trust him for the answers.
"I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth." -- Psalm 34:1
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” -- Psalm 118:24
As believers, we aren't supposed to be downtrodden and discouraged. We serve a God that can heal the sick, raise the dead, give sight to the blind, make the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see, walk on water, and miraculously feed his flock.
I don't believe that America is going to tip over the edge and collapse like some are forecasting, even though we are dangling ever so close to it. I believe that God is going to rescue our nation just like he did with the Israelites in Egypt. I believe that God is in heaven waiting to see how we respond.
Are we going to respond in faith and fight this pandemic with the Word of God and Faith, or are we going to sit back in fear huddled in our houses and do nothing?
Psalm 91 and the blood of the Lamb are the antidote. If you want to do something about this pandemic then now is the time. Get into the Word of God. We may be going through a rough time, but God is always faithful to his children.
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." -- Psalm 23:4
Read Psalm 91 out loud with your friends and family. Speak it in boldness over your homes, your families, your businesses, your church, our nation, our leaders, and our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
"Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." -- Matthew 28:20
I heard someone say recently that if an unseen virus could cause this much fear and panic in the world, just imagine what God can do with mustard seed faith at work in his children.
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." -- Hebrew 11:6
This is a global rescue mission. America needs to get over this crisis quickly so we can recover and use our abundant national resources to help the entire world out of this mess. We need to use this crisis to expand the Gospel. The Church was born for such a time as this. This could be the greatest witnessing opportunity the world has ever seen since the first century when the Apostles went out and turned the world upside down.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” -- Ephesian 3:20
I'm doing my part by publishing this website and hopefully lighting a fire in the hearts and minds of God's people to take action. I'm radical enough to believe that the hand of God will move mightily in this situation. We need to pray for all of our leaders to see us through this crisis. It is essential that we get bold and start taking steps of faith. Stop becoming a hinderance to solutions. Like President Kennedy said many years ago, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day..." -- Ephesians 6:10-13
God's children have answers, solutions, and insights that are much needed. May God silence the mouths of the naysayers, the doubters, the unbelievers, and all of those who are doing nothing but griping and complaining. I say to everyone who has spiritual ears to hear and spiritual eyes to see to Rise up now! Today is the day of Salvation.
Let's go and change the world for Jesus Christ!
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." -- II Chronicles 7:14
May God Bless America and Heal our land!
Psalm 91 was written by Moses after surviving the Passover in Egypt. Here is a link to Psalm 91 in the King James version.
Lord, I choose to live in your shelter—my Most High God—and I determine to stay in your shadow. I will say to You, You are my refuge, my place of safety, and my fortress. You are my God and I have made my choice to always trust in You! For it is You, Lord, who delivers me from the snare of the trapper, Satan, and from the deadly fatal diseases.
Lord, You have promised to hide me under Your wings. You have told me to take refuge in You where I will be safe. Your faithfulness to Your promises, Oh Lord, is a shield that encircles me.
When I stay with You, You said I would never be afraid of the terror of what another person could do to harm me, or of the attacks that come like an arrow shot directly at me. I don’t have to be afraid of deadly diseases or of natural disasters or destruction. A thousand people may fall all around me, and ten thousand may fall at my right hand, but it will not even be able to approach me. I will only look on with my eyes and see the wicked go down.
I am shielded only because I have chosen to make You, My LORD, my place of safety. I have made the Most High God the place where I choose to live. Because I made that choice no evil will be able to take me down and no plague or calamity will come near my household. Lord, You also said that You would give Your angels the charge to guard me in all my ways. They will bear me up in their hands, lest I strike my foot against a stone. I will tread on the powers of the enemy and trample him down.
You said that because I love You:
• You will deliver me from harm.
• You said You would set me on high above my problems.
• Because I choose to know You intimately by Name, You have promised that when I call on You, You will answer me.
• You promised to rescue me out of trouble.
• You have promised to give me honor,
• Satisfy me with a long life and
• Allow me take hold of Your salvation (Your health, Your healing, Your deliverance, Your protection and Your provision for my needs).
Pray the prayer everyday personally to God because you love Him.