A Random Ramble
Tracy Gatewood on Sacred Ramblings
This morning I awoke to the breaking story by BBC News that all of Northern Italy, 16 million people including the city of Milan, is now under quarantine due to the coronavirus. This quarantine includes the closing of gyms, schools, museums and other venues across the nation of Italy and will be in effect until April 3. It is my sincere hope (and belief) that the United States will be able to avoid such measures but not without a dramatic shift in how the information is being communicated and also being received by many in the American public.
The word Corona is the Latin word for Crown which comes from the Greek word Korone meaning ‘wreath or garland’. We know a Crown sits atop a person’s head in designation of a title or leadership role of great importance – specifically to someone that holds an Office. A Crown denotes a mark of Royalty – a royal office – set apart for a person that is born into a royal bloodline or one that marries into a royal bloodline.
There is certainly nothing Royal about a Virus however when I see or speak or write the word ‘Corona’ I am training my mind to default from apprehension over to KING Jesus. Jesus is my King, and He is King over every contagion or pestilence. Jesus holds the OFFICES of High Priest and Mediator of the eternal covenant. I visualize Jesus wearing His crown of glory which draws me immediately to remembrance of His authority over all for which He carried upon the cross through His body; every sickness, disease, illness, germ or infirmity. The visual Crown also reminds me of God’s infinite and immutable love and that because I am in Christ through the acceptance of His son, God Himself is devoted to my protection. The Commander of the Angel Armies watches over me.
Psalm 103:4 Who redeems my life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies and crowns me with loving-kindness and tender mercy –
Psalm 91:3 For then He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
Psalm 91:5-6 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, nor of the deadly pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the sudden death and destruction that surprises and lays waste at noon day.
I personally have lived through a protracted season of fear and witnessed first hand, the dangerous consequences and the toll it took on my mind, body and life overall. Fear, and its associated demons; dread, anxiety, worry, terror, and trauma, attracts and magnetizes the demonic, frequently with life altering consequences. Minimally, fear creates distractions away from our goals and destinies, delaying and derailing God’s best in our lives. Fear is always from the enemy – it is the red carpet on which all other negative, unrighteous thoughts, ideas and suggestions stride into and throughout the mind. We must remain always cognizant that we are a people of FAITH which means we remain calm and stable despite not actually being able to see a result. #stableandfixed
This does not mean that good common sense goes out the window – take the proper natural precautions that you know to do and give God the praise as He lays His ‘Super’ over your ‘Natural’. For example: If you had financial issues, you would not stop working and expect God to drop money out of the sky – you continue to work. Pray that the blessings promised to Abraham by covenant will manifest through your diligence. Pray against hindrances and delays of your finances. When standing against this virus, speak aloud applying the blood of Jesus over yourself and family then remind yourself daily Who really wears that Corona – the Crown. Pray daily Psalm 91 as well as take the Lord’s Supper and Wash Those Hands; the natural part. God is with you.
#healing #faith #KingJesus #AChristianapproachtocoronavirus
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Author: Doorways of Grace: My Uncommon Journey to Healing, Wholeness and Meeting Jesus (2015)
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