Escaping Covid-19

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Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in the world. Does that mean that you will be its prey? NO! Not if you know what the Word has to say about it. In today's teaching that you can also watch below, I want to show you how to escape the fowler called - Covid-19.

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 

Psalm 42:1

Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Psalm 124:6, 7

Let's say this together, 'I will not be a prey to Covid-19 and I have escaped the teeth of Covid-19

 

I want to look at the deer that the Psalmist is referring to . The deer is symbolic of David or you as a person. The deer is panting for water.

A) First thing to notice is the deer is running.

Why is it running? The deer is not just running because it is thirsty. Of course when the deer is thirsty it will run to the water pond. There is also another reason.  A deer is a very delicate animal - although it is very fast but it realizes there is a predator. The deer has enemies. It is conscious that there is a predator and if it does not get away from the predator then it will end up being a prey. How do we connect this with the present situation that we find ourselves in today? As a child of God you must realize that you have an enemy, a predator and he is in hot pursuit of you. If you do not know how to escape the predator then you will be its prey. God forbid!

You must realize that you have an enemy, a predator and he is in hot pursuit of you.

Who is the predator?

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

1 Peter 5:8

The devil is the predator, the devourer and the killer. Jesus said, 'The thief comes to steal, to kill and to destroy.' (John 10:10)What Peter is conveying to us is that the devil, the predator is on the prowl. Not only is he on the prowl but he is also hungry and he wants to devour. He is looking for food. The question we must answer is,

'What kind of food does the devil or predator eats?'

And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Genesis 3:14

Now we know what kind of food the serpent will eat. It will eat dust all the days of its life! Now I am sure that like me you have seen many programs on television about nature and the serpent and they have never shown you a serpent eating dust for a meal. Whenever you saw a serpent eating, it was eating a rat, a goat or some animal. So what is the 'dust' business that the serpent will eat?

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:7

Man's body was made and formed out of the dust of the ground. So when it says the serpent is going to eat dust all the days of its life it is saying it will be eating the bodies of people. Sadly to say, the Covid-19 has been eating bodies all over the world. Disease is the serpent eating people's bodies. We need to understand that! Sickness is not just because of the curse of the original sin,  entropy and bad decisions but because the enemy is hungry. 

B)  Second thing to notice is the deer is running for water

Why is the deer running for water? I want you to be conscious that the deer is running for the water pond. There is a specific reason for that. It is not just because the deer is thirsty but because the deer knows that as long as he is on the ground , on the same playing field of the predator, he is no match for the predator. It does not matter how fast the deer is as long as it is on the same playing field, the predator will get its scent and it will be pursued, till it gets tired and give up. 

No matter how fast or slick you are, how long will you fight or run from an invisible predator who is in hot pursuit after you. You don't know where the enemy is hiding and you cannot see his movements. So the deer knows what it has to do. Get away from the same playing field and look for another environment. 

He goes for the WATER.

Why water? Because water causes the predator to lose the scent of the deer.  The water makes the deer becomes invisible and odorlessor unscented to the predator. How does that apply to our lives today? 

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Ephesians 5:25, 26

The water of the Word causes the predator, satan to lose your scent so that you cannot be his prey

The water of the Word is the secret place to abide in. 

C) Third thing to notice is the deer is the physical being but David says 'My soul longs for you.'

Why didn't the Psalmist say, 'So my body longs for you' but it says, 'My soul longs for you.'

The word soul in Christendom is a generic term for a person  and souls represent people. However in the Scriptures, the word soul specifically refers to the mind, will and emotions. So in referring to the protecting of a body it talks following God with the mind, will and emotions. Why is that? Because it takes the harnessing and controlling of the mind, will and emotions during tough time to see you through to the miracle and breakthrough. Man is a tripartite being made up of spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23) Jesus told the disciples that they needed to possess their souls (mind, will and emotions) in their patience and this is done by what he revealed to the Philapdelphian church,

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Revelation 3:10

The Word is called the word of my patience  and you possess (meaning harness and control) your soul (mind, will and emotions) by this word. Jesus said because you have guarded and protected the word of patience then the word of patience will protect you 

To possess the soul means,

  1. Harness your emotions.
  2. Control your mind.
  3. Fixed your will. A fixed will is a will fixed on the Word. 

How to escape the fowler called Covid-19?

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation...

Hebrews 2:1-3

Notice these words,

  1. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard...
  2. How shall we escape if we neglect...

Allow me to affect your mind with these words,

  • How shall we escape sickness if we neglect the so great word of healing?
  • How shall we escape poverty if we neglect the so great word of prosperity?
  • How shall we escape  fear if we neglect the so great word of faith?
  • How shall we escape Covid-19 if we neglect the so great word of the Covenant?
  • How shall we escape Covid-19 if we neglect Psalm 91?

We cannot escape if we neglect! Neglect is dangerous! Neglect causes the predator to make us its prey. If we want to live in the realities of Psalm 124:5, 6 then we must activate the principle of Hebrews 2:1-3.

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation...

Hebrews 2:1-3

 

Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth. Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Psalm 124:6, 7

We cannot escape if we neglect

To break the snare of the Covid-19 predator/fowler and escape we must give more earnest heed to the things which we have heard and get a grounded understanding of these things. Here are six things I want you to be grounded in, understand to the fullest to be operating in strong faith to break the snare of the fowler,

  1. Understanding of the new creation
  2. Understanding of the integrity of the Word of God
  3. Understanding of righteousness
  4. Understanding of the name of Jesus
  5. Understanding of the blood of Jesus
  6. Understanding of the authority of the believer wielded in prayer 

 

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