How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #69 with Daniel Whyte III

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Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #69. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.

Numbers 14:37 says, “Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.”

The Evanglical Commentary on the Bible says, “The Lord provides an immediate demonstration of the certainty of judgment. The original text says of the ten men who had spoken slander about the Promised Land, “they died, these men by means of a plague before the face of Yahweh.” The emphasis is on they died—then and there. That the Lord used an unexpected and unusual punishment on just the ten men is to impress the people with the sureness and severity of judgment upon willful unbelief and rebellion.”

Joseph Benson said, “They died either by the pestilence, or by some other sudden and extraordinary judgment, sent from the cloud in which God dwelt, and from whence he spake to Moses, and wherein his glory at this time appeared before all the people, who therefore were all, and these spies among the rest, before the Lord. But Joshua and Caleb lived still — Death never misses his mark, nor takes any by oversight who were designed for life, though in the midst of those that are to die.”

REPENT!

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 birth of a natural child is predated by months of burden and days of travail; so is the birth of a spiritual child.”

NEWS

According to WYMT, There have been at least four church-related outbreaks of COVID-19 across West Virginia since churches resumed in-person services on May 10.

According to the Moscow Times, A priest at the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius monastery in Ser-gi-ev Po-sad died after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

According to Russia Today, The rector of Moscow’s Ye-lo-kho-vo Cathedral, Archpriest Alexander A-ge-kin, has died from coronavirus. His death marks the highest-level coronavirus-related death within the Russian Orthodox Church.

According to the Telegraph, Anglican bishop Simon Barrington-Ward died from the coronavirus in Cambridge.

According to De Ware Tijd, Dutch-Surinamese Catholic priest and missionary Bas Mulder died of the coronavirus in Boxmeer.

According to La Croix News, French Jesuit priest and theologian Henri Madelin died of the coronavirus in Lille.

According to Venezuela 24 News, Miguel Tábet, a Venezuelan theologian, priest, and professor, died of the coronavirus in Rome.

JOBS

Here are five places to find remote work:

1. Flexjobs
2. We Work Remotely
3. Angel List
4. Infinite Nomad
5. Authentic 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 #9 – Practice interviewing remotely for a remote job.

Interviewing for a remote job is very different than a traditional job interview. For starters, the interview might be on the phone or more likely on a video call using Zoom or Skype.

This freaks people out if they’ve never had that experience. The interview itself is already intimidating, and now you have to figure out the audio and camera too? Ugh! It’s enough to make you crawl back under the blankets and put your travel dreams on hold.

An easy way around this is to simply practice with a friend or colleague. Have your friend simulate a job interview. Go through the steps of setting it up like an interview with questions and, “Tell about a time when…” scenarios. This allows you to practice using technology and answering tough questions at the same time. This will greatly reduce your anxiety and make you appear more confident in the actual interview.

One of the many benefits of my Remote Work 101 course, is that it’s online and I use a variety of technologies to answer student questions and simulate remote work environments. If the tech side of working remotely is intimidating to you, this provides a way for students to practice with technology well in advance of their interviews.

Step #10 – And finally, once you are working remotely, work hard and be a dependable remote employee.

Congratulations! You made it through the interview process and now have a real remote job.

Now comes the deceptively hard part—actually showing up and being dependable.

People vastly underestimate how difficult it can be to transition from a location-based job to working remotely every day. Combine that with traveling and wanting to see the sites, and suddenly you’ve lost all ability to keep a schedule. It’s a good idea to use a planner or calendar, and try to schedule daily and weekly routines.

Additionally, while internet connectivity isn’t as scary as you might think, you may have to get creative from time to time finding a reliable connection. I do complicated stuff online, like live video and webinars, and 95% of the time my set-up works fine.

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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.