Thursday, April 2, 2020

The State versus Church on The Corona Virus Pandemic Lock Down

The Press Statements from our global Governments have declared Doctors, Nurses, Police, Army, Banks, Food Outlets, etc, to be the professionals that are allowed out of the lockdown and to be in frontlines of this global pandemic. Are Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Priests not Professionals in their calling? Can they also not sacrifice their lives in battling this virus in Jesus' name? Are they not also CareGivers to our people. Why are they not being involved or these pastors not involving themselves in this.

SALT AND LIGHT

Matthew 5:13-14
[13]"Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
[14](14-16) "Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
The State versus Church on The Corona Virus Pandemic Lock Down


There!!! is a truth we are not accepting and running away from because the church Leaders preach what they don't believe in. I have since decided to be called controversial by meeting people, teaching them, comforting them, counseling and praying with them. But our great popular church leaders have since scared people with the so-called *Quarantine* is in the bible scare, and not wanting to be martyrs but preaching about it. And now the saints are nowhere to seen in the sanctuaries/hiding place because of fear to die, whilst at the same time, they want to go to heaven. How can you go to heaven if you are afraid to die?.

I question this, are pastors and priests not Professionals as the doctors, soldiers, police, etc who are in the front lines of this national and global ordeal.

I strongly believe the world is looking for the church to rise up and be seen in action, assisting where help is needed and standing in the gap, not by prayer/fasting only, but by being In the battle field's front lines. The world wants to hear the gospel which is the only good news out there right now. The gospel is the only thing that has healing, peace and comfort for mankind anytime. For this reason, Jesus Christ came to destroy all the works of the devil, such as this virus/work we have in our midst now. Jesus served the unwanted/lepers, those that had issues of blood, those that were demonic, he never went for quarantine neither did he send them off to be quarantined. He prayed for them and healed them all. And before He left for heaven, He says" All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth, go ye therefore and preach, heal the sick and cast out demons". He didn't say when it gets serious to be quarantined. I rest my case.

I believe sanctuaries should be open to meet the needs of people physically and spiritually. Praying for people, counseling, giving advice on how to beat this time period and preparing people for the aftermath. The world at the moment needs spiritual assistance from pastors and priests, more than they just need masks and gloves. The church is currently closed “not because we must, but because we were told to without consultation.” I believe if doctors and nurses can be equipped to work under an epidemic crisis, the church Leaders can also or prepared and equipped to do likewise to their congregates and their community members at large. Why cant the church have these structures and resources to stand up in times of crisis?.

Just the thought of what's happening right now leaves a lot of people with Stresses and Depressions that only spiritual counseling from servants of God can give. Governments should involve pastors and priests in this battle, if The governments won't ask them to, the pastors and priests should involve themselves and not shut themselves up in what we are calling biblical quarantine. Let's come outpray and heal the sick from this Corona Virus pandemic to God's glory. Let Jesus Christ be the healer and let Him use us as mandated from on high.

That's my own personal opinion, conviction and not enforced on anyone. Therefore! Please no need to criticize and write back to me on what I personally believe.

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