“ Pray without ceasing”-1 Thess 5:17
Without prayer, God will not interfere in the affairs of man. This is because at creation, God gave the authority to determine what happens on earth to man, Genesis 1:28.
So, Man became the god of the earth, Psalm 82:6; John 10:34-36. Jesus re-affirmed man’s authority on the earth when He said in Mathew 18:18, “Verily I say unto you: whatsoever you shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” In other words, heaven only responds to what we do or ask it to do. If we ask or do nothing, heaven does nothing, and if we ask or do something, heaven follows suit.
Prayer is our means of asking God to do something on earth. Having handed the earth over to us to rule over, unless we invite Him to do something, God simply looks on, allowing us to run our show. The state of human affairs today is largely a reflection of Man’s managerial ability, save for occasions that he has allowed a partnership with God or permitted God to take over.
God will not forcibly take over what He has authorized man to rule over, unless man asks for His assistance through prayer. Matt:7:7.
For divine intervention that will put an end to a pandemic such as covid-19 therefore, we must invite Him into the matter through purposeful prayer.
It is one thing to pray, and quite another, to pray in the right way. James 4:3 says: “Ye ask, and receive not, because Ye ask amiss, that ye May consume it upon your lusts.”
One right way to pray at a time like this, is to ask God specifically, to give wisdom to the scientists and doctors who are working day and night all over the world, to quickly find a cure for this virus.
When the waters of Jericho became poisonous resulting in an epidemic, God answered the people’s prayers by sending Prophet Elisha and showing him the cause of the problem and the cure. Elisha then asked for salt in a new cruse, which he applied to the source of the water, immediately bringing the epidemic to an end, 2 Kings 2:18-22.
Medical Scientists are the people that God has put in charge of this aspect of human affairs. It is by His wisdom that they do what they have been called to do. That is their own mountain to take for God. Let’s pray that God opens their eyes and gives them grace and enablement to quickly and successfully take this mountain for the Lord, in the interest of humanity.
Scientific and medical discoveries are a result of God’s revealed wisdom-God acting through human vessels to reveal the means of subduing and exercising dominion over the earth, as commanded by God in Genesis 1:28. Deuteronomy 29:29 says: “The secret things belong unto the Lord, our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Doing ‘all the words of this law’, include fulfilling the Genesis 1:28 mandate.
Every scientific discovery is a divine revelation. If God can use animals, He can use anyone to accomplish His purpose, even an unbelieving scientist. So, the solution doesn’t even have to come through a Christian scientist. It can be an atheist. It doesn’t render it any less the handiwork of God. God can, and mostly uses unexpected vessels to accomplish His purposes.
As we remain in isolation therefore, in addition to our cry for mercy, the universal prayer of all Mankind to God should be: “Father, please reveal urgently to the medical scientists, the cure for coronavirus; help them to take their mountain quickly, so that the pandemic may come to an end shortly, in Jesus name. Amen.
Good morning and do have a lovely day.