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A Reason Not to Fear

By Greg Laurie

 

 

           

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“People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.”

—Job 5:7

 

 

 

These days, people are afraid. You can see the fear on their faces. They’re alarmed and feel as though they don’t have control because the truth is; they don’t.

 

John 14 tells us of a time when the disciples were afraid. Jesus had dropped a bombshell on them. He said something that turned their world, as they knew it, upside down.

 

Then He went on to share some words to bring calm to their troubled hearts: “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me” (John 14:1 NLT). He didn’t say, “Mull over your problems.” Rather, He said, “Don’t be troubled.”

 

Life is filled with trouble. It seems as though once you have one problem resolved, three more take its place. As Job 5:7 says, “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire” (NLT). From the moment we come into this life, there are all kinds of troubles.

 

While there are reasons to be troubled, there is a greater reason not to be: We know Jesus. He said to His disciples, “Trust in God, and trust also in me” (John 14:1 NLT). In other words, “I haven’t brought you this far to abandon you now. I know what I’m doing. Believe.”

 

There are times in our lives when things happen that we just don’t understand. When I don’t understand something about God, I try to always fall back on what I do understand: I do understand that God loves me. I do understand that He is looking out for me with my best interests in mind. And I do understand that no matter what happens, He will get me through.

 

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"A Dream of Asia! Plus Heaven's Strategy to Defeat Coronavirus"

By Ella Onakoya

 

 

On January 5th, 2020, I had a dream where I was on my way to minister in Europe. As I prepared to leave, I opened my suitcase and saw a vision of an East Asian lady in chains seeking desperately to be free. In that dream, I could hear her thoughts on how she had been walking around freely but suddenly found herself in chains. Suddenly it felt imperative that I needed to see the lady brought to freedom.

 

My initial thought after the dream was that it was about individuals who were in bondage, but later on as I fasted and prayed, I received more revelation from the father that the Asian woman in my dream represented nations in Asia that Heaven wants to set free.

 

Many nations in Asia are in bondage to sin, diseases and plagues such as SARS, Bird flu and most recently, the coronavirus which originated from China. It is clear that the enemy is on an assignment to lay waste this nation with disease and oppression.

 

Recently, a man from China who recovered from the coronavirus described the intense symptoms he had as feeling like he was at the gates to Hell! The assignment of the enemy is to decimate, through sickness, a large number of unsaved people in this region and take them to Hell.

 

Today, the coronavirus has spread to many nations, but while we must pray for its demise in all nations, I sense God's urgent call for us to also pray for Asia for their freedom, salvation and that the gates of demonic portals in Asia, where plagues are released as a channel to other nations, would be shut in the name of Jesus. We must have a long term strategy of prayer for East Asia or else when the coronavirus is overcome (and it surely will be), the enemy will just simply release other plagues through these spiritual gates that are open in Asia.

 

Although many people in China and other nations in East Asia are turning to Jesus, there is still a great level of darkness due to the large number of the unsaved – many of whom worship idols. The more hearts that are turned to Jesus, the greater the light of Jesus in Asia will cause the ancient gates of demonic access to plagues to close.

 

Prayer Directives for Asia

 

1. Isaiah 42:22 talks about a people robbed and plundered with no one to say, "Restore!" Individually and corporately, let us pray for the restoration of Asia to God's original plan and purpose for freedom, salvations and revival in every aspect of society.

 

2. Pray and decree that as demonic gates are shut over Asia, Heaven's light and liberty will be released. Pray, decreeing Psalm 24:7, that spiritual gates will open and allow the King of Glory to come in. In my book, Spirit Led Evangelism, I shared about how the move of God came into a part of Gothenburg in Sweden during my ministry there, after the Lord had directed me to pray Psalm 24:7.

 

God's Revealed Strategy to Defeat Coronavirus in the Nations

 

The spread of the coronavirus to many nations is an understandable concern due to its highly contagious nature, several fatalities, and disruption to life and economy. However, the leading of the Lord is not to bow to fear, anxiety or to the panic being spread by the media. God wants to raise a Joshua generation who will not see the disease as a giant but a defeated foe.

 

Several years ago, there were reports of the fatal strain of the bird flu coming to the United Kingdom in a newspaper. At that time (about 12 years ago), the Lord led me to meditate on the power in His name as a strategy for averting this strain of bird flu from affecting people in the UK. I read and meditated on Philippians 2:10 which described the authority given to the name of Jesus in Heaven, on the earth and under the earth.

 

This was a necessary prelude to a dream I had at that time where my spirit encountered a demonic being in the form of a monstrous bird flying from the second heaven on its way to the UK with the mission to cause severe illness. Having been filled with authority in the name of Jesus, in that dream, I stretched out my hand to the demonic being and commanded the fire of God to consume it. God released His fire to consume it which resulted in victory, and up to now the bird flu with the fatal strains of H5N1, H7N9 and H5N6 has not infected any human in the UK! You can read more about that testimony in my previous word on the Elijah List titled "A Call to Move and Pray with the Rhythm of Heaven."

 

I feel there are lessons that are very vital for the Body of Christ to learn today from this testimony to defeat the coronavirus:

 

1. Keep and guard your hearts from fear.

 

2. Let faith arise in your hearts as you focus on the power in the name of Jesus.

 

Meditate on Philippians 2:10 and allow your spirit to be infused with the authority that the name of Jesus releases over every enemy in the 3 dimensions – the earth, under the earth and the heavens. God wants to raise up sons and daughters who will walk in experiential power and authority in these realms. Pray with faith in the name of JESUS and believe for this disease to bow to His name and leave the earth realm.

 

3. Having our hearts anchored in the love of Jesus and faith will empower us to overcome.

 

The Lord told me recently that love will overcome death, and I have also been hearing in my heart, "The just shall live by faith." We are living in an era of Galatians 5:6 where all that matters is "faith working through love." Love must be made perfect in us. No offense or unforgiveness must be tolerated in our hearts, for walking in perfect love will protect us in this season. In order for our faith not to fail and to be effective, our hearts must be purified in God's perfect love.

 

A Dream of Healing for Those with Coronavirus

 

Recently, I had a dream where I was surrounded by people infected with the coronavirus. In the dream, I was giving them medicine from a bottle so they could be cured. After waking up I was directed to Revelation 22 which talks about the leaves from the tree of life healing the nations. As we partake of the life, the Blood and the anointing of Jesus, I believe we can release healing to the infected. Already there have been testimonies of those healed supernaturally in China. Let us also pray for heavenly wisdom for vaccines to be made for a cure for the coronavirus.

 

An Encouragement for Those Who Have Been Infected with Coronavirus

 

For those afflicted with the coronavirus, while it is right to follow the medical advice given by your country for treatment and isolation, the Lord would have me give you this word: "Behold the Lamb." John 3:14 talks about Jesus being lifted up just as Moses lifted up the serpent so that we can receive eternal life through Him. When the Israelites were bitten by the serpent, Moses was told by God to make a bronze serpent so that whoever looked to the serpent would be cured. Today, Jesus represents that raised serpent who heals us. For the afflicted, who are undergoing treatment, look to Jesus to receive His eternal healing waters in your bodies and be made whole.

 

Several years ago while on ministry in Africa, I had gotten sick with malaria after I stopped taking an anti-malaria tablet because it had given me bad side effects. As I lay in bed, sick with fever, the Lord encouraged me to focus on Him and His ability to remove the sickness. I laid there worshiping Him while focusing on His healing promises. As I did this, I felt His healing fire on my body increasing with His significant presence. After several hours I got up, healed from the fever and symptoms.

 

If you are not infected by the disease, my word of the Lord also to you is this:

 

"Behold the Lamb." Live every day intentionally in His presence, in worship and the Word, while guarding your heart with love, purity and faith. His presence has the power to protect you as you abide in the secret place. Behold the Lamb in your secret place and trust Him for no plagues to come near your tent (Psalm 91:10).

 

Be encouraged, every situation can reveal the glory of the Lord if we allow it to. As we move by faith, with one voice, to command the coronavirus to leave this earth and loose people from its affliction in Jesus name, I believe we will see victory. Blessed be our Lord who causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus.

 

By Ella Onakoya

Harvest of the Nations

Email: ella_koya@hotmail.com

Website: www.harvestofthenations.com

 

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