This post is written for believers, for the Body of Christ, the Children of God.
In regards to recent global outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, let us first remember that while it may have caught us by surprise, it is not a surprise to God. We can look to Him for guidance and peace in the midst of the unknown.
Here at Selah, we believe in doing life by His design - all aspects of it. Even and especially in our approach to the current events of the day.
To approach our lives (and this virus) from the viewpoint of God's design, we must remember some key teachings.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Let’s first remember not to succumb to the spirit of fear, though the fear-mongering media would have us embrace it open-armed. And if the media’s agenda is not one of peace and trust, but of fear and overwhelm, let us ask ourselves just who they serve? And if we want to listen to and follow the one they serve?
We must remember to be strong and to take courage in the name of the One who goes before us. He gives us a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind, but we must choose to accept it. The Word says He gives it; He doesn’t force it on us. What will we choose? My prayer is that we would build one another up in the love of Christ and choose to put our faith in the One who holds the stars in their places.
Faith without works though? What of that? Scripture says it is dead. (James 2) We have to take the power, love, and sound mind that He gives and put them to good use. We would deceive ourselves to think that faith alone is all that is required of us. Providing for the needs of our families certainly requires more than faith. Initiative and action must be involved as well. (1 Timothy 5:8)
As we must face the physical, inevitable aspects of life here on earth, let’s do it in a way that glorifies our God. Let’s take initiative, be prepared, and provide for the needs of our families and for the Body of Christ. And let’s do it in a faithful way.
We can show the world a glimpse of the character of God when we don’t succumb to the fear-driven turmoil that swirls around us. We can glorify Him when we rest in the inner peace that His Spirit in us provides. The fruit of His Spirit in us is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goddess, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5) Let’s operate in those fruits. And as we operate in them, here’s some info that may assist you as you faithfully prepare your family for the realities of life here on earth.
First, as an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of cure, take a look at our post on the Antiviral, Antibacterial, and Antifungal Essential Oils here.
Dr. Mercola offers 6 Tips to Help Protect You from the Coronavirus
If you believe you may have Coronavirus, the WHO has a downloadable guide for homecare here that (because disclaimers are always important, right?) we must be sure you are aware of. But it may be wise of you to use this info in addition to items 1 and 2 listed above.
Scaring the general population with the constant barrage of info on the “latest pandemic” is not a new tactic. Big pharma often steps in to be the “hero” at the end of the story with yet another (potentially mandatory) vaccine. In addition, the fear-mongering of the largely liberal media lends itself to more government involvement and help (or could we say control?). These things have the potential to conveniently, slowly, and almost unnoticeably segway into tighter restrictions of our freedoms.
Here are a few highly recommended articles on the subject for further reading.
"The experts ran through a carefully designed, detailed simulation of a new (fictional) viral illness called CAPS or coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome. This was modeled after previous epidemics like SARS and MERS."
Leading American expert in International Law, Professor Francis Boyle, "I was the one who called for US Domestic Implementing Legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972 and drafted it, known as the Biological Weapons Antiterrorism Act of 1989 that was passed unanimously by both houses of the United States Congress and signed into law by President George Bush, Sr." This was later adopted into World Law.
"Francis Boyle, who for decades has advocated against the development and use of bioweapons, suspects COVID-19 is a weaponized pathogen that escaped from Wuhan City’s Biosafety Level 4 facility, which was specifically set up to research coronaviruses and SARS."
"...one of the most important interviews of the year. Biological warfare expert Prof. Francis Boyle appeared as a guest with Alex Jones on the Alex Jones Show, sharing his “smoking gun” findings about the coronavirus being engineered as a weapon that’s designed, “for efficient spreading in the human population,” according to one of the science papers he references."
CONFIRMED: CoVid-19 coronavirus found to contain unique “gain-of-function” property “for efficient spreading in the human population” … exact quote from science paper just published in Antiviral Research
"Although the research did not focus on this point, it might also turn out that people who routinely take seasonal flu shots could theoretically demonstrate a weakened immune response against the coronavirus, while those who avoid flu shots and allow their own bodies to naturally fight the flu each year will show enhanced immunity against CoVid-19 coronavirus."
It reveals that the CoVid-19 coronavirus contains unique features that allow it to function as a more efficient weapon system for human-to-human transmission, which helps explain why the virus has been impossible to contain (even under “quarantine” conditions, which have universally failed in China, Japan, Korea and elsewhere).
As the science authors of the paper explain in the full text, “This furin-like cleavage site… may provide a gain-of-function to the 2019-nCoV for efficient spreading in the human population.” (Emphasis added)
Further, the science paper finds that there is no known viral ancestry to the CoVid-19 coronavirus, meaning it did not evolve from nature. It was engineered, and the science paper authors also state that the virus contains elements from MERS, stating, “Before the emergence of the 2019-nCoV, this important feature was not observed in the lineage b of betacoronaviruses.”