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Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #134. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.
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.”
David Guzik said, “This wonderful promise is in the context of God’s promise to answer prayer from the temple which He chose to hallow with His presence. God promised something special to Israel when they did humble themselves and did pray and seek God’s face. There is something naturally humble in true prayer because it recognizes that the answers are not in self and they are in God. God promises something special to humble, praying people. The phrase My people who are called by My name had its first application to the people of Israel as they lived in the land God promised them. Nevertheless, the same God who made this promise to Israel still reigns in the heavens and will still respond to His humble praying people today. Although God’s invitation is initially given to my people, 2 Chronicles 6:32-33 has made clear that anyone who acknowledges God’s name and authority may pray with the same confidence of a hearing. This passage is therefore consistent with others where the invitation is explicitly extended to ‘all who call upon the name of the LORD.’ This great promise of answered prayer in 2 Chronicles 7:14 also includes the condition of repentance. As the people of God humble themselves, pray and seek the face of God, they must also turn from their wicked ways. It wasn’t enough to merely turn their heart to God; they must also turn their life to God. God simply promises to hear the prayer of his humble, prayerful, seeking, repentant people. He will bring forgiveness to His people and healing to their land.”
Leonard Ravenhill said, “Were we half as hot as we think we are, and a tenth as powerful as we say we are, our Christians would be baptized in blood, as well as in water and in fire.”
According to the Charlotte Observer, 75 coronavirus cases have been linked to an event at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
According to the Bangor Daily News, 7 cases have been linked to the Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church in Patten, Maine — one of which led to the death of Lynn Blevins, the church pastor’s wife.
According to WAAY TV, Asbury United Methodist Church in Madison, Alabama, has cancelled in-person services over the holidays due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases that has local hospitals reaching capacity.
According to News 4 Jacksonville, pastor Tom Bary of Neptune Baptist Church in Neptune Beach, Florida, died after a month-long battle with coronavirus.
According to the Ouray News, 2 coronavirus cases have been tied to St. Daniel’s Catholic Church in Ouray, Colorado.
According to the Cherokee One Feather, Six coronavirus cases have been confirmed within the Old Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Cherokee, North Carolina.
According to CBS, Eight nuns living at a retirement home for sisters in suburban Milwaukee died of coronavirus complications in the last week — including four who passed away on the same day.
According to Baptist Press, Longtime Pastor Rod Masteller of of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisian, Died From Coronavirus.
According to Reuters, the coronavirus daily death toll crossed 3,000 for the third day in a row.
According to the Daily Mail, the US had its deadliest day of the pandemic so far as Nearly 3,700 people died in 24 hours, a record 113,069 were hospitalized and 250,000 more people were infected as vaccine shipments were held up across the country.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Record numbers of coronavirus patients are pushing hospitals and staff to the limit.
According to the San Francisco Gate, California is reporting more coronavirus cases than most countries in the world.
According to ABC, ICU capacity has dropped to 0% in Southern California. In Los Angeles County alone, about two people are dying every hour on average from the coronavirus.
According to NBC, California activated its “mass fatality” program as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise, leading to the state purchasing thousands of extra body bags.
According to the Jerusalem Post, medical researchers are saying that even with the vaccine ‘Global coronavirus herd immunity will take two or three years’ to achieve.
According to CNN, Joe Biden’s Incoming White House Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond tested positive for coronavirus.
According to the Statesman Journal, Oregon governor Kate Brown has extended her state of emergency regarding the coronavirus to March 3, 2021.
According to the Associated Press, French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for coronavirus.
According to NBC, 1 in 5 Prisoners in the US Has Had coronavirus; 1,700 Have Died.
According to the Daily Mail, an Oxford professor has warned that coronavirus could mutate and render the vaccine useless and fears that masks will be everyday part of life until at least autumn 2021.
According to CBS, As 2020 comes to an end, some of the first Americans to contract coronavirus are still experiencing side effects of the disease nine months later
According to the Associated Press, The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose again last week to 885,000, the highest weekly total since September, as a resurgence of coronavirus cases threatens the economy’s recovery from its springtime collapse.
According to the Daily Mail, coronavirus is the leading cause of death in the U.S. ahead of heart disease and cancer, with daily tolls tripling in the last month
According to the Daily Mail, a second Alaska healthcare worker has experienced an allergic reaction to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine – one day after another staff member at the same hospital went into anaphylactic shock.
At the time of this briefing, the government still has not come up with a package to help the American people.
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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.
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 any time. 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 in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please email 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.