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Should Coronavirus Stop Us from Going to Church?

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." ~Isaiah 26:3

With everything going on in the world concerning the Coronavirus right now, I am sharing this important and timely article I wrote for Crosswalk.com and I pray it will encourage and inspire you and put your mind and heart at ease as you navigate the choppy waters of this life! Fear is the biggest tool Satan uses to paralyze God’s people. The opposite of fear is not courage, and it is not faith. The opposite of fear is love. And God is love. That is why Satan wants to keep you trapped in fear.

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Also, highly encourage to read and share this article I wrote: Get Back, Satan! 5 Tips for Using Scripture as Defense because it will embolden and empower you in the spirit to take the authority Jesus Christ gave you and to USE IT! [There is also a printer-friendly version of this article FOR FREE if you would like it. Please use the contact form to request one.]

Remember this, my dear friends, God was not caught off-guard by this and He has already made a way of escape! Worship the Lord as an act of love, testify of your faith in Him through worship, showing the world your belief that He will keep every promise and is still on the throne!

(Don’t forget to get a copy of “The Way of the Worshipper” original book with full worship concordance and the devotional study guide here!)
[Note: Below is an excerpt from the article, per a publishing agreement with Crosswalk. To read the entire article, make sure to click on the Crosswalk.com link below!!]

Should Coronavirus Stop Us from Going to Church?

By Alicia Purdy, Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer

By now you’ve heard of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and, depending on what you’re reading or listening to, you may be struggling with questions about how best to protect yourself and your family.

“If you or someone in your life is immuno-compromised or elderly or very young, the risks are higher, which makes things even more intense. Situations like these leave us wondering: Is the virus spread through the exchange of money? Or boxes from Amazon? Or the guy next to you on the bus? The person next to you just sneezed, should you stay calm and pray or spray yourself with Lysol? Do you need a mask? If you walk in the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, He will surely guide…”

…the enemy wants to keep people trapped in fear and panic about coronavirus, and everything else, so they cannot rest in the peace and knowledge of the love of God.

“….As Christians, there is always the faith component at work. We live differently than the world does. We have a firm foundation in Christ. We are used to operating in a world that is filled with trials, fraught with dangers, threats, and rejections. We live a life of seeing things that aren’t seen and believing things that are not yet manifest. In fact, the tragedies that sin have wrought in this world are nothing new, and we’ve all read the accounts in the Bible about standing in faith amid trials. (Eph. 6:13)”

“…Have you ever read 2 Corinthians 11:23-28? Difficult times are part of life… Are there risks and dangers if you continue going to church during the coronavirus scare? Yes. Are there risks and dangers every day in your life that come at you, which Lord has kept you safe from, risks you’ll never even know about? Yes.”

Click the link below to read more about:

  • When should you use faith and when should you use wisdom?
  • If you stay home from church, you can “go” in faith
  • If you go to church, “stay” in faith
  • Peter’s mother-in-law; Paul shipwrecked on Malta, Lazarus… How did God’s people handle troubled times in their health?
  • How to behave amid Coronavirus if you go to church
  • What you can do from home that is vitally important to the world!

Remember, “God can use any method, vehicle, or means He sees fit to address our every need. The Coronavirus pandemic did not catch Him off guard. If you’re wondering what to pray for while you’re staying home from church, come against the spirit of fear, in Jesus’ name! The opposite of fear isn’t faith—it’s love, “and so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love,” and there is no fear in love.” (1 John 4:16-18)

“…the enemy wants to keep people trapped in fear and panic about coronavirus, and everything else, so they cannot rest in the peace and knowledge of the love of God….”

Click here to read the FULL article, “Should Coronavirus Stop Us from Going to Church?

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One comment

  1. Amen Alicia. So very well spoken.. Throughout the Bible we hear the words over and over again about , Do not be anxious about anything, and Do not worry about tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing… Blessings.

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