As we face COVID-19, let's take a look back in history when the Israelites were obedient to the instructions of God and God kept His promise. The same God that kept His promise to the Israelites is the same God that will keep His promises to you. Learn what God is calling you to do for the next 5 days to receive the blessings of His promises.
As you read the Bible verses you will learn that God gave instructions to Aaron and Moses and they gave God's instructions to the Israelites. The Israelites were instructed to put the blood of an unblemished lamb on the top and sides of their doorposts. If they did this, the Lord would pass over their house and the spirit of death would not enter in.
In the next 5 days, I want you to get radical in your faith and step out of the norm. I want you to live, act, speak exactly how the scriptures say and trust God and His promises.
In result, you will see God keep His promise for you and your family!
Here's your first assignment: Go outside your home or wherever you sleep and pretend you are using branches dipped in blood to brush the blood across your doorpost. Then say this prayer:
My Lord, my everlasting Savior, my Comforter and Refuge. I plead the blood of Jesus over my home and every single person that enters and leaves this place. I pray for your divine protection against COVID-19 and that no person in my home, my neighbors and extended family will contract the virus. I cast out the coronavirus by your mighty name, for you are Light that casts out darkness. You are a Healer and Redeemer. You came so that I may have life and life more abundantly. Your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. Do it now Lord, in Jesus Christ, amen.
'But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.' Exodus 12:13 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/EXO.12.13
'But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt. Then Moses called all the elders of Israel together and said to them, “Go, pick out a lamb or young goat for each of your families, and slaughter the Passover animal. Drain the blood into a basin. Then take a bundle of hyssop branches and dip it into the blood. Brush the hyssop across the top and sides of the doorframes of your houses. And no one may go out through the door until morning. For the Lord will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the Lord will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down. “Remember, these instructions are a permanent law that you and your descendants must observe forever. When you enter the land the Lord has promised to give you, you will continue to observe this ceremony. Then your children will ask, ‘What does this ceremony mean?’ And you will reply, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, for he passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt. And though he struck the Egyptians, he spared our families.’” When Moses had finished speaking, all the people bowed down to the ground and worshiped.' Exodus 12:13,21-27 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/EXO.12.13,21-27
'So the people of Israel did just as the Lord had commanded through Moses and Aaron. ' Exodus 12:28 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/EXO.12.28
'So the people of Israel did just as the Lord had commanded through Moses and Aaron. On this night the Lord kept his promise to bring his people out of the land of Egypt. So this night belongs to him, and it must be commemorated every year by all the Israelites, from generation to generation.' Exodus 12:28,42 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/EXO.12.28,42
There are many unique situations in the bible where specific instructions were given to the leader. But one thing remains the same. The prayers of the righteous availeth much!
All it takes is sincere hearts for God to cry out to him to make a shift in the world, in your city, in your community.
Read today's verses and write in your notebook or journal 3 things that you are going to give up in order to be closer to God.
Can't think of anything? Pick three things that feed your spiritual man. And devote 1 hour each to each of those things. Therefore, you won't have time to do anything to please your flesh.
Confess your sins and make more room for God today!
'Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place. ' 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/2CH.7.14-15
'But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”' Luke 22:32 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/LUK.22.32
Faith, faith, faith. Some people think their prayers are not answered because of their faith. Do you know, no matter how hard it may seem to you, you have faith.
The problem is not that you lack faith. Every morning when you set your alarm to wake up for work or school, you're showing that you have faith that your job still remains, that your school and classes are intact.
The problem is you have little faith. Just like Jesus asked Peter, why do you have little faith. He asks the same of you.
When it comes to trials, sickness or any hard them you start taking note of your own capabilities, what the doctors are saying, what statistics are saying, instead of keeping your eyes on Jesus.
Today build your faith in Jesus, by getting to know His character. It's like sports, the more you understand the characteristics of your teammate, the more confident you go into a game saying, "We got this!"
You got this! God is on your side! Walk and talk in faith today!
'For the word of God will never fail. ”' Luke 1:37 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/LUK.1.37
'“O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! ' Jeremiah 32:17 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/JER.32.17
'The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.' Psalms 34:19 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/PSA.34.19
'Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle.' Psalms 24:8 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/PSA.24.8
'Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”' Matthew 8:26-27 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/MAT.8.26-27
'Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.' James 5:15 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/JAS.5.15
Don't get weary or tired of doing what God has told you to do. There will be some days you are discouraged because things aren't going as you planned or happening as you would want. People are ever-changing and you may get offended or even upset. But you must remember, you are not choosing to obey God for people, you are not choosing to obey God for acceptance or recognition. You are not obeying God to receive anything from people.
Your eyes are on the prize-- God's promises for your life. Healing, breakthrough, freedom of depression, fear or addiction. It's all for you.
Keep praying, keep loving, keep serving, keep worshiping, keep living and sharing the goodness of God.
Your weakest days will be your best days because you will be totally dependent on God-- operating in His mighty power and not your own.
'So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.' Hebrews 10:35-36 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/HEB.10.35-36
'Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. ' Galatians 6:8-9 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/GAL.6.8-9
There is so much peace and joy walking closely with God!
One of the things the Israelites forgot once they were free was to continually praise and be thankful. They went from praise to complaining and looked backed to their days in bondage in Egypt.
There's a reason the Bible tells us to re♻️joice, to recycle, repeat and continue to have joy, speak joy, sing joy.
If you exchange your joy for sadness, that's what you will walk in. So always, be full of joy. Don't let anything else in. When you are full of something, there is no room for anything else.
The more you keep praise in your mouth and thank God for what He has done, the more you are expectant of a hope and future that He has promised for you.
'Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.' Philippians 4:9 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/PHP.4.9
'For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. ' Jeremiah 29:11 https://my.bible.com/bible/116/JER.29.11