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Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #76. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.
Revelation 16:9 says, “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.”
The Evangelical Commentary on the Bible says, “In this plague the sun intensifies its heat and scorches the earth with fire. In the ninth Egyptian plague the sun is darkened and a gloomy pall falls over the face of the earth, similar to the other plagues that strike the sun in Revelation. Here the opposite happens and the sun’s heat is intensified and multitudes fall from sunstroke. The sun that had been created good and was a source of life to all (indeed, falsely worshiped as a god by some pagans) now becomes a mortal enemy and a dispenser of inescapable judgment. As was the case in earlier visions, God offered a chance to repent but it was refused. John notes that God has “control over the plagues,” a somewhat paradoxical idea. John’s point, however, is not to identify God with the inherent evil in the plagues, but to show that nothing, not even plagues and evil, can operate except by God’s permission. Since God is good, good ultimately will result.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “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.”
Revelation 2:4-5 says, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”
Leonard Ravenhill said, “If more were strong in prayer, more would be suited to suffer. Prayer develops bone as well as groan, sinew as well as saintliness, fortitude as well as fire.”
According to the CBS, A coronavirus outbreak linked to Graystone Baptist Church in Lewisburg, West Virginia has grown to at least 41 cases.
According to the Telegraph, The city at the epicentre of South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak has filed a £66.5 million damages suit against the Shincheonji Church of Jesus that has been linked to nearly 62 percent of the 6,900 cases in the city.
According to the Morning Journal, David Boe, who was music director and organist for over 40 years at First Lutheran Church, Lorain, Ohio and head of the organ department of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music died of coronavirus.
According to the Riverhead News-Review, Pastor Alvin Charles McElroy of Friendship Baptist Church in Flanders, New York, died of coronavirus.
According to WILX, Pastor David Ford of Friendship House of Prayer Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan, died of the coronavirus.
According to ABC, Bishop Ron Abbott of Abundant Life Center in Tulare, California died of coronavirus and his son-in-law and fellow pastor Michael Grogan also caught it but survived.
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Proverbs 4:13 says, Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.”
Jonathan Lewis said, “In debates among Christian parents about educational choices, the discussion often seems to center around the educational content. Advocates of Christian education rightly point out that our public school system is becoming increasingly hostile to our faith—that the environment has proven itself toxic to our young people, and that the worldview taught isn’t consistent with our beliefs as Christians. That’s a discussion worth having, but lost in that often contentious debate is a point that, in some respects, is even more fundamental. It’s the question of who is doing the teaching. Throughout Scripture, we see multiple passages commanding parents to teach, instruct, and guide their children. From the classic passage in Deuteronomy 6:6-7, where parents are commanded to teach their children diligently, to Ephesians 6:4, where fathers are told to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, the pattern is consistent: parents are given the fundamental responsibility for the education of their children. Grandparents are given some responsibility as well, but guess who isn’t given responsibility? That’s right: the government. But guess who else isn’t given the primary responsibility? The church. Yes, the church has a role, but nowhere in Scripture will you find the church given the main responsibility for the training and education of the next generation. That lies squarely with parents.”
First, please understand that you are a sinner and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…” This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell.
But here is the good news. John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The phrase “For God so loved the world” means that if you are in this world, God loves you no matter what you have done.
The next phrase, “that He gave His only begotten Son” refers to Jesus Christ. He is God’s son who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.
Our next phrase is “that whosoever believeth in Him”. The word “whosoever” means anybody at anytime. The phrase “believeth in Him” means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.
Our next phrase, “should not perish”, refers to eternal punishment in a place called hell.
And, lastly, the phrase “but have everlasting life” means to live eternally in Heaven with God.
The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at email@example.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.