THERE IS MORE SAID IN THE PODCAST AUDIO THAN IN THE NOTES BELOW
Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #65. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.
Revelation 18:4 says, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
David Guzik said, “It is inconceivable that a child of God could be a part of religious Babylon (though elements may creep in). But commercial Babylon, with its materialistic lure, is a constant threat to be guarded against. The warning is focused towards saints who are in the position Lot was in while he lived in the city of Sodom. These are God’s people in a place they shouldn’t be, a place ripe for destruction. The call to depart from Babylon and the worldliness that it represents is a theme repeated frequently in the Scriptures.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “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.”
Revelation 2:4-5 says, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”
Leonard Ravenhill said, “The ugly fact is that altar fires are either out or burning very low. The prayer meeting is dead or dying. By our attitude to prayer we tell God that what was begun in the Spirit we can finish in the flesh. What church ever asks its candidating ministers what time they spend in prayer? Yet ministers who do not spend two hours a day in prayer are not worth a dime a dozen, degrees or no degrees.”
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, pastor George Howard Terrell of Ben Hill United Methodist Church died of the coronavirus.
According to Kerala News, the priest K.G. Varghese of the Orthodox Church died of the coronavirus.
According to the Star Tribune, Cordelia Agrimson, a gracious woman of deep faith, dies of COVID-19 complications at 100
According to CNA, Catholic prelate and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Liverpool Vincent Malone died of the coronavirus.
According to the Star, retired Kenyan priest Silas Silvius Njiru died of the coronavirus while in Italy.
Here are five places to find remote work:
21. The Muse
22. Remote OK
23. Atlas & Boots
24. Remotely Awesome Jobs
How to get started on your remote work journey
Back before the road called, Camille worked for 20 years as a corporate trainer, helping hundreds of people land jobs, develop skills, and get promotions and raises. Now that she’s on the road, she’s doing the same things—but focused on how to find remote work for fellow travelers.
Step #1 – Get very clear on your ideal lifestyle.
Spend some time brainstorming exactly the kind of lifestyle you want to live.
Are you traveling full-time or part-time?
Are you living in an RV or taking extended trips?
What activities do you like to do?
How do you want to spend your day?
Do you want to work full-time or part-time?
Do you imagine working for someone else or yourself?
This is a starting point to get as much clarity as possible. It’s always more empowering to start from a place of what you want, instead of asking other people about options or letting the job market dictate your decisions.
Step #2 – Determine your budget.
A lot of people think that they will have to take a pay cut when they make the leap from traditional employment to remote work. They also believe they need to make the same amount of money as they used to.
These assumptions may or may not be true. It depends on the lifestyle you want to create and how much money you need, which is why Step #1 is so important.
Starting with a budget can liberate your remote work search. You may discover that you need less money, or only need part-time work, or are ready to freelance, etc, and that discovery can open more opportunities than you realized.
Step #3 – Try to make your current job remote (if you like it).
One of the most overlooked opportunities is making your current job remote. I teach an online course called Remote Work 101: Work, Live and Travel Where You Want (affiliate link), and one of the issues that many of my students struggle with is that they like their current job and don’t want to leave it. I do quite a bit of coaching with them on how to negotiate to make their role remote.
But there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this.
Start by planting seeds about working remotely with your employer. Then, try offering to experiment with a few days a month, then a couple of times a week. Additionally, offer very clear ways to measure the success of this method to prove to the employer that there would be no impacts on your work. Also, you can share with your employer the cost savings they will achieve by no longer having to provide you with office space and furniture.
Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.
First, please understand that you are a sinner and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…” This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell.
But here is the good news. John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The phrase “For God so loved the world” means that if you are in this world, God loves you no matter what you have done.
The next phrase, “that He gave His only begotten Son” refers to Jesus Christ. He is God’s son who suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and for mine, and He was buried and rose again.
Our next phrase is “that whosoever believeth in Him”. The word “whosoever” means anybody at anytime. The phrase “believeth in Him” means to trust in Him, to depend upon Him, to rely on Him, or to have faith in Him for your salvation.
Our next phrase, “should not perish”, refers to eternal punishment in a place called hell.
And, lastly, the phrase “but have everlasting life” means to live eternally in Heaven with God.
The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at [email protected] and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.