The first thing that springs to mind is that everyone needs to exercise some perspective here.
I know we’re not all statisticians, but seriously, the numbers are meant to instil fear in as many people as possible. And who would want to do that I wonder? I’m going to help those who are not quite sure – it’s satan himself.
You don’t need to be a conspiracy theorist to see what’s going on. Coroners and hospital registrars are labelling as many deaths as possible as ‘cause of death – coronavirus’; everyone is locked up in their homes awaiting release in a couple or three weeks’ time and by then a raft of new laws will have been either created or changed without so much as a murmur from anyone.
Social distancing, fear, you name it, is rampant. So, what should a believer do? Well, if you are a full-on believer, you won’t be worried at all, but if you’re not, then keep reading…
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What does the Bible say?
Take a look at 2 Chronicles 7 below. It’s clear enough, bush fires in Australia and the USA, locusts throughout Africa and a man-made plague from China. Is that clear enough?
2 Chronicles 7
11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord, and the king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of the Lord, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
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 everyone 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.
Some say that, everything that is going on at the moment is a warning from God. I see it slightly differently in that God knows everything that is going to happen, and we’re given ample warning what to expect. In the same vein as it is not God doing this but satan, we're not to start blaming Him or making demands of Him, simply because satan is turning up the heat.
Can we change anything? I don’t know; I don’t think so, as the enemy has an agenda that will ultimately mean there will be Armageddon as per Revelation. So, what’s the point of God warning us and us not doing anything about it?
Understand the beginning before you assume the end
Well, you have to go back to the beginning of the story. When Adam gave satan the leasehold of the earth, Adam made satan the ruler or ‘god’ (small ‘g’) of earth. Since then, every living being on the earth was, and is, subject to satan.
Fast forward four thousand years, Jesus arrives on the scene to take the power away from satan and gives/gifts it to those who repent to God, get baptised to Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit, i.e. full-on born-again believers.
I’m making a distinction between organised religions like Catholicism, The Church of England, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, happy-clappy evangelical Christians and so on.
If one studies and follows God’s precepts and the teachings of Jesus and the Bible, then you will understand that this COVID-19 ‘panic’ is all nonsense, at least for believers that is.
- The reason is because we are told ‘Do not worry’ 365 times in the Bible!
- The reason is that, as born-again believers we are already dead to this world and have eternal life in the next
- The reason is because we are to live in the peace He left with us
- The reason is we’re told to pray for our leaders
- The reason is we’re to pray for wisdom, to heal the sick, cast out demons and make disciples
So, getting all worked up about satan and his cohorts planning how to best carve up the earth and see how much fear and pain they can inflict on mankind has got, or should be seen as, a bit passé.
As believers, we understand the objective of satan is to receive worship and to stop mankind connecting with God, through Jesus. That’s it. That’s why, when you go to pretty much any church, it’s uneventful. It doesn’t seem any different to the outside world, because it’s not. It’s also driven by satan who wants to thwart man’s attempt to connect with God.
Hence the reason why so many people ‘try’ church once or twice then leave. There are also those that stay and seem to enjoy the self-created hierarchy and refer to newcomers as seekers or baby Christians.
Learn how to get connected to God
However, our lives are determined based upon where we place God in our lives. Do we listen to Him (our consciences); do we read and study His word (reading the Bible makes us receptive to hear from Him); how do we live; how do we work and how do we pray?
He knows our every thought (but fortunately our thoughts are worthless as are silent prayers, 1 Corinthians 3:20 & Psalm 94:11) Spoken prayer on the other hand is essential and effective: -
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
See the link below to our article on Silent Prayer or Spoken Prayer
We were designed and created by God in His image and are expected to live and prosper on this earth. However, we are not all children of God. Most on earth are children of satan and they diligently follow him. We are all called ‘back’ to God, but few are chosen, simply because we have been given freewill and can choose to do right or do wrong.
The Reformation, The Vatican to 9/11
The bottom-line, your connection with God, through Jesus (not Mary!) is a direct, one-to-one relationship - something the pope said, just last year, was a dangerous thing. However, the Vatican have been arguing that one since October 1517 with Martin Luther and The Reformation after which the Jesuits ended up killing 60 million believers (The Spanish Inquisition).
So, you can see. Nothing has changed. Whether it’s the Bush family supporting Hitler; ushering in the New World Order or blowing up the Twin Towers; or Blair and Bush going to war in Iraq. It matters not. And nor does the general human population. From the publicly catholic-endorsed left-wing Nazis to the left-wing supported Muslim invasion of the west. Nothing has changed and nor should we expect it.
Sadly, most believe that the organised church is their friend, it’s not. Only your direct connection to God can be trusted. The Vatican as late as the 1900s was saying people had to be killed for not adhering to the teaching and beliefs of the catholic church.
For millennia, leaders have followed the organised church, i.e. the catholic church. Henry the Eighth manipulated Luther’s Reformation in 1517 so that he could keep marrying until he had an heir. He died a catholic! At the same time, the UK monarchy were burning people at the stake for simply being in possession of a Bible.
As I have written before, the catholic church was simply the merging of paganism and THE church by the Roman Emperor Constantine. From Semiramus and Tamuz, Nimrod’s wife and child, who were the original Madonna and child effigies (that were changed to Mary & Jesus), through to all the ‘patron saints of…’, they were all created for the pagans’ benefit to get everyone on the same religious page. By 375AD Emperor Gratian retained temporal authority and handed over spiritual authority to Bishop Damasas who became the first 'pope'.
Now, there are approximately 3,200 different denominations and on 18th September 2015, they all signed the One World Religion agreement in South Korea. In October 2017, the Vatican announced that Luther’s Reformation had ended, exactly 500 years after it started. The Lutheran Church was assimilated back into the catholic church and all prosperity preachers in America followed suit and said, “the protest is over”.
Even at this juncture, the Vatican stated in their propaganda, ‘From Conflict to Communion 2017’, “We do not apologise for killing 60 million during the Spanish Inquisition.”
Are you getting the picture now?
Next up is the NWO and one world government that the likes of Bush, Blair and Brown are all forcing on everyone, along with forced vaccinations from Bill Gates. From the Pope to little Gordon Brown, they’re still banging their drum about this and getting columns in the press.
In light of the above, and bearing in mind Ecclesiastes 1:9, ‘There’s nothing new under the sun,’ do you want to live in fear or do you want to accept we are in an amazing time ‘such as this’, to witness the transformation of the world where everyone will be judged based upon the ‘side they take’? There is no such thing as sitting-on-the-fence. Those found on the fence will be judged with the world.
Your mission, should you accept it, is to ‘Keep calm and carry on!’, but there is more. Don’t be fooled by the press and news reports. They are intended to instil fear in the world’s population and are run by the same people who run the governments, own the Internet, food manufacturing and everything else.
Are people dying of the coronavirus? If you mean the flu or common cold, yes. Are people dying of the coronavirus strain that the Chinese named COVID-19, probably.
But so what! When our time is up, it’s up. It’s what we do now, until that time, that counts.
Get connected to God. Read your Bible, starting with 1 John. Read it a few times and then start at The Book of Acts and read through to Revelation, read two or three chapters every day. Make notes about what you feel is being said to you.
You need to tick some boxes too: -
- Have you repented to God? i.e. turned away from sin (and meant it)
- Have you been baptised to Jesus?
- Have you been filled with The Holy Spirit?
If you cannot answer YES to all of the above, I suggest you find someone who can say yes to them and get them to baptise you. If not, head on over to The Last Reformation website, scroll to the bottom of the home page and take a look on the TRL Map and find someone who will baptise you from there.
Once you’re on the TRL website, I would recommend you watch their Pioneer School Video Series and watch them from start to finish. Your understanding of faith in Jesus will never be the same.
And now about business
How to keep your business going in such a time as this?
In simple terms, I believe you need to be able to communicate to your customers. I don’t simply mean sending out the odd email. I mean you should do whatever needs to be done to get video and live streaming set up to talk direct to your customers. I know we’ve all got access to Skype, Zoom, ON24 or WebEx, but you need to be able to invite everyone into a live stream. Let’s face it, they’re all sitting at home!!!
You need to demonstrate to your audience that you have a professional approach to helping them in whatever way you can whilst everyone is on ‘lock-down’. It is during this time, and the way in which you’re helping them either stay connected or providing suggestions how to quickly ‘bounce-back’ when this all stops, that will serve you immensely in the future.
You will be the business or company they will remember when this all stops.
Don’t try too hard to try and sell to people or close them on anything, unless they ‘demand it of you’. This is the exact scenario that fits with simply providing content - the other description is Demand Generation.
Your job is to be as helpful as you can and sow the seeds for your business’s future over the next few weeks or months or however long this lasts. Even if you have to shed staff (I hope you can work around this), you need to maintain contact and even increase your digital exposure to other businesses you’re able to serve.
If you head on over to my other website https://salesxchange.co.uk and watch the videos, listen to the podcasts, read the articles and download the free content, you’ll get a very good idea of how to achieve the necessary exposure to keep your business visible and ensure your customers and prospects remember you later on in the year.
Chin up… Know that you are blessed… Know we are expected to set an example to everyone else… And BE the bible that others will read…
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