It makes me terribly sad when I hear people saying that God was the one who caused all of the suffering associated with the Coronavirus.
It is simply not true!
It is vital to keep in mind that there are two supernatural kingdoms- the Kingdom of Heaven (God’s kingdom), and the Kingdom of Darkness (the devil’s kingdom).
God’s M.O.– (John 3:16 NIV)- “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (New Testament verse was used because we are operating under the New Covenant)
The Devil’s M.O. – (John 10:10 NIV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (I added [Jesus] for clarification purposes)
The Coronavirus is not God’s way of trying to get your attention or to force unbelievers to accept Jesus. These kinds of statements are made by people who do not understand the New Covenant and have forgotten that the devil wants to steal, kill, and destroy (and the Coronavirus has done all three!)
So, if it is not God punishing us- why is he allowing us to suffer? Good question.
The truth is, we are not operating in the power and authority that we received when we accepted Jesus into our hearts and became born again. Being born again not only secures our salvation- it also means that we can walk in complete healing and prosperity as sons and daughters of the One True Almighty God!
However, we need to think, speak, and act in alignment with the promises and power described God’s Word! We need to accept our inheritance! That is how God’s power can move in our lives.
The devil is coming against us, but we can and will prevail!
I heard that a unsaved person once asked an acquaintance of mine why there is suffering in this world if a great, benevolent God truly does exist. I cringe when I think about it because I am sure that is an extremely common stumbling block for people in the path to receiving the gospel. It is also a gross oversimplification of the situation.
The enemy (the devil) is king of this world, and he loves for people to suffer. Is vital to understand that we (believers) have the power and authority to defeat the devil and all of his plots and plans! If we do not know of our power or and do not put it into action, we will continue to see and experience great suffering.
When Jesus died on the cross and rose again in three days, He gave us the Keys of the Kingdom- spiritual power and authority! We can use this power and authority to defeat the enemy and to bring what God wants for us into our lives. We need to speak what we want to see happen in the name of Jesus to unbind the Lord’s hands so he can send the resources of heaven into action!
So, when you think of the suffering taking place in the world, know that it is not God you should be angry with, but the enemy. The enemy is the one causing all of the horrible things that we see, and he encourages the ignorance that keeps people from knowing the power they can wield when they accept the Lord into their heart and believe in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
When people are ignorant of who they are in Christ, they are heirs and heiresses to the greatest kingdom who are living in poverty because their birth certificate has been hidden away by the devil!
Know that you can make a difference in this world! The words you speak, the actions you take, and the prayers that you declare can make an incredible impact when you walk closely with your Heavenly Father!