DEALING SPIRITUALLY WITH PESTILENCE

Lk.21:11 – And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

All of us are evaluating where we are with this corona pandemic and are trying to make decisions about protecting ourselves and loved ones from this pestilence. I wanted to share a few thoughts with you today about dealing with pestilence spiritually.

First, APPLY THE BLOOD ON YOUR LIFE AND FAMILY BY FAITH.

Ex.12:13 – Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

The blood of Jesus is a protection for the children of God. By looking to His precious blood we can provide a covering for ourselves and those we love.

Secondly, FEAST ON THE LAMB.

Ex.12:7,8 – And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Jesus is the Lamb of God. We feast on Him by devouring the written word and drawing near to Him in prayer and worship. As we feast on Him we are providing nourishment and health to our whole being.

Third, GATHER AROUND THE LAMB WITH THE FAMILY (BIOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL)

Ex.12:3 – Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: “On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.

I think having prayer and sharing communion with your biological and spiritual family is essential in times like these. Feasting on Christ with His family is essential for life.

Fourth, RECOGNIZE GOD’S PROMISES OF HEALTH AND HEALING. Here is a promise from Ex.15:26 – So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.

 There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

The Lord has given us precious promises about health and healing. He said two major things in this passage. He said He would put none of these diseases on us. Next, if we are sick He is the Lord who heals us. Apply these promises to your life by faith. He will strengthen you in this unusual season.

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