Asking God for a divine cure to Covid-19: World Day of Repentance
April 12th, 2020, 1:00 PM (each in their own time zone: a prayer wave going around the globe)
Call to action; Put a cross on your door or in your yard as a symbol of faith. (hand colored-handmade-or other)
In this day of “Repentance” we are asking for something simple and readily available to cure this pandemic. It was something as simple as lemons/oranges that cured Scurvy in the 1700’s. The classically trained physicians who ran the medical establishment dismissed this evidence as mere anecdote which did not conform to current theories of disease. (see info below on the cure for Scurvy)
In as much as we can try and figure out what God might do to cure this pandemic…. maybe send a very hot wind to kill off the virus or who knows? But just like many stories throughout the Bible, it has always turned out to be something no one would have ever dreamed of. God sees everything and knows everything, so we can leave that up to Him!
A Day of Repentance in prayer is a bit different than just a regular Day of Prayer. It is focused on personal and National repentance of sins. No finger pointing. Each one seeks God on his own then God can show our sins to us. (some we don’t know, and He can show us those, but many we already know---boy, do we!)
In siting 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” The focus is on humble-pray-seek…”TURN”. It would seem it is not enough just to pray. There is a call to action which is TURNING from our sins. And the crux of all this is the word “THEN”. Having the humility to repent and “TURN” from our sins…”THEN” God will hear and forgive and heal our land.
John 9:31 - Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
James 5:16 - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
In the above quoted scriptures, there seems to be a direct correlation between a clean heart and God hearing our prayers. Many simply pray but in fact it may be falling on deaf ears. To come before the Lord in complete surrender and confession of our sins and then taking the action to walk away from them. I think often of the story Jesus and the woman taken in adultery. Jesus forgave her sins (which were many) but it is also what he said to her afterwards that is compelling… “Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus straightened up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 11 She said, "No one, sir." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again."
To heal our Nation it might take an act of getting on our knees (literally-seriously) repenting/confessing our weakness/sins and then TURNING from these sins. God knows our hearts. He knows if we are just giving lip serve or if we truly are repenting. I have seen many people weep over their sins (because they are caught) but they are not truly sorry because as time goes on there is no turning away from them. In fact, the Bible even talks about a time when there is no longer a sacrifice big enough for our sins. We have indeed rejected it.
Hebrews 10:26-For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins
Notice the word “deliberately”-a sin we boldly keep sinning in. (for further reflection on this see I Corinthians 5:1-13)
So, we humble ourselves, confess and TURN …” THEN” God will hear our cry and heal our land.
We need the kind of faith for this National healing right now! This cannot continue. Lives are at stake, our National Economy is at stake, jobs and incomes are at stake, which means simple basic needs for some are at stake. If there was ever a time to humble ourselves, confess and turn, it is now!
Jesus is the ONE who walked on water, fed the 5 thousand, made the blind to see, the lame to walk and healed the sick. Even if we have faith as small as a tiny mustard seed Jesus promised it would be enough. Matthew 17:20, Jesus said, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
So let us come together and pray at this exact time that the world may know that we have repented and God has healed our land.
John 4:50-53 New International Version (NIV)
50) “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51) While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52) When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”
53) Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.
Be thinking on these things and join in on April,12th 2020, 1:00 PM with your children and grandchildren...
“Dear Lord, I’m on my knees and I personally confess my sins and want to turn from them. (your own; private conversation with God about this) I ask for Your direct help to TURN because I am weak and not able to do it on my own. Strengthen me to walk away from the things in my life that are not good. I also ask for the forgiveness of the sins of our Nation. In many ways and in many places, we have removed You or sat by and watch others remove You. We want you back! We beg You back! Upon this repentance and turning I ask for You to heal our land and heal our people. Turn the hearts of the American people all back to you, Holy Spirit draw them. We also ask that you bring us back to the Mighty Nation we were just a short time ago only wiser/smarter now for bringing YOU back to our front focus. And let us not be like the Israelite’s who saw miracles and then wondered into the desert only to forget. Let us thank you in advance in faith for healing our land and then stand firm to never forget.
In Jesus name. Amen
PS. If you feel like you don’t even have faith as small as a mustard seed there is TV Series about the life of Jesus called “The Chosen”. It is an app on your phone that you can download from your phone App Store; search “The Chosen”. It will greatly encourage and inform you. There are currently 8 episodes and it is free. It has amazing cinematography and acting. It really brings to life the powerful life of Jesus and His ability and desire to heal.
Information about the cure for Scurvy: