Stephen Strang-Opinion (Mar 16, 2020)
So how do we respond to these prophetic words about the coronavirus? We pray. Pray scientists can find a vaccine. Pray the Church would shine with the light of Jesus in this frightening time. Pray the virus would be contained and wouldn't spread any further. Pray against demonic spirits of fear that would attack the nations. -Stephen Strang
[CharismaNews.com] The media is full of reports about the coronavirus. But they're often from a political or scientific point of view. Few are choosing to view this pandemic from a prophetic perspective. (Image: Facebook-Chuck Pierce /via Charisma News)
Thankfully, though, some are. I recently interviewed Shawn Bolz, who shared with me why he felt the Lord told him the end of the coronavirus is near. Prophet Chuck Pierce says God told him something similar. Back in September of 2019, he prophesied that the "nations would come into turmoil until Passover" (April 8-16).
Then, on Jan. 26, 2020, he gave a prophetic word that a "massive plague-like invasion would test us through Passover." Cindy Jacobs gave a similar prophecy to Chuck on Jan. 3 regarding the first three months of this year. She told Chuck that he should be cautious about how much he travels.
"I had gone 570,000 miles last year and was weary from all the travel and warfare," Chuck says. "She actually shared that the Lord was saying that I needed rest, but I recognized the admonition to be a caution on my travel for the first three months of 2020. Therefore, I have watched the Lord make sure I've had more time to rest and write, and I've actually stopped most international travel during these three months."
It's important we listen to what the prophets are saying about this matter. Even though the media gives us facts, those who listen carefully to God's heart can give us spiritual insight.
Chuck points to two passages in the book of Joel as Scriptures that are prophetic for this hour:
"Do not be afraid, land; exult and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things! Do not be afraid, beasts of the field, because the wild pastures flourish, because the tree bears its fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their abundance. And children of Zion, exult and rejoice in the Lord your God, because He has given to you the early rain for vindication. He showers down rains for you, the early rain and the latter rain, as before" (Joel 2:21-23).
"Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather there. Bring down Your warriors, O Lord. Let the nations be roused, and go up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations ... Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of the decision" (Joel 3:11-12, 14).
I find these Scriptures interesting when applied to our global situation today. After all, this virus is affecting the entire world, not just China. That's the real reason President Donald Trump placed a travel ban on all foreign nationals traveling to the United States. It's not because he's xenophobic, as some leftist media claim, but because he's trying to protect our nation.
So how do we respond to these prophetic words about the coronavirus? We pray. Pray scientists can find a vaccine. Pray the Church would shine with the light of Jesus in this frightening time. Pray the virus would be contained and wouldn't spread any further. Pray against demonic spirits of fear that would attack the nations..