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Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #77. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.
Revelation 16:21 says, “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.”
The Evangelical Commentary on the Bible says, “Rome, the symbol of all evil power allied against God, is seen as judged, fallen, and in ruins. The second flying angel foretold its fall and God gave it the cup filled with his wrath. The earth has become a shaken, reeling ruin. Nothing keeps its proper place—mountains collapse, islands scatter like leaves in the wind, hailstones the size of boulders fall. Still, in the midst of this, men continue to curse God rather than 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, “A man must be in the dead center of God’s will and walking the tightrope of obedience to call upon the Holy Ghost to bear witness to his witness.”
According to CBS the World Health Organization reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, more than 183,000 new cases in the prior 24 hours.
According to Texas Tribune In Texas, new cases and hospitalizations are rising at their fastest rate yet, with the state reporting 5,551 cases on Wednesday, breaking the previous record of 5,489 set the day before, health authorities said.
According to CNN In the nation’s most populous state, California obliterated its previous single-day high of 5,000 with 7,149 cases reported on Tuesday, according to state Department of Public Health.
According to CNBC In Florida, the state reported 5,511 new cases on Tuesday, the highest number in a single day, according to the Florida Department of Health.
According to WTRF the number of cases connected to the First Baptist Church in Wheeling, Ohio has increased to 12.
According to ABC7, Archbishop Lucius Hall of Chicago’s First Church of Love and Faith died after contracting coronavirus.
According to News12, Scott Elijah, pastor of the Bethany African Methodist Episcopal Church in Yonkers, New York, died of the coronavirus.
According to KUTV, 4 family members of Gerald Glenn, a pastor who died of the coronavirus, after holding services, now have coronavirus themselves, including his wife Evangelist Marcietia S. Glenn.
According to ABC, Pastor Keith Burgess of Old Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago died of the coronavirus.
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2 Thessalonians 3:10 says, “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
QUESTION: Jennifer in Nashville owns a small seasonal consignment business. Every time she works, she gets about $10,000. Her money goes into a bank account to cover vacations or other miscellaneous expenses. Her husband has decided to put the business money into the family budget. She thinks he needs to butt out. Dave thinks his interference is a bit weird.
ANSWER: I think he might be wrong about every suggestion that I’ve heard him make so far, as far as the pricing changes or the dinner with the volunteers or the equipment that you don’t need.
Let’s back up about five steps. Number one, you own a business together that you run. There’s the difference. You run it. He doesn’t run it. He wants to get involved in the operation of the business, and you don’t want him there because you don’t agree with that. He does have a right to say what happens with the family business.
My wife is a full-time mom. I have a business that has tens of millions of dollars of revenue a year, and she has a say in that, but her say is only to the point that it is wisdom and logical. But she owns this place as much as I own it. I, however, operate it, and she has no clue what we do down here about 98% of the time. It would be unwise for us to allow an absurd suggestion of hers about where we get books printed or who we do business with for our printing. She does not have that right. However, she doesn’t exercise that right. She is an owner, so she could inject herself in it were our relationship weak enough that I would allow her to do that and she would want to do that. She doesn’t want to do it, by the way.
The weird thing about it is while she doesn’t want to inject herself into it that way, sometimes she’ll smell something going on around here and question it. That’s a bit uncomfortable for me, but she’s often right. She would lose her right to do that were she constantly nitpicking us, because then her wisdom wouldn’t be respected. She needs to be an owner who looks at the business and makes occasional comments—almost like a board of directors, but not the CEO or the management team.
He’s not the CEO, and he’s not the management team. He’s more like a board of directors, which can make some general suggestions. His lack of expertise and wanting to interfere feels very weird here. I think you’re right to resist that, but I think you’re wrong to say, “It’s none of his business.” I think you also need to develop a relationship with your board of directors that if your board of directors questions you, you need to give pause and ask yourself if you’re really out of whack. I want your husband to make suggestions that have wisdom associated with them and not a spirit of control. Then you need to be respectful of that input but not allow him to control and bring toxicity to the whole business operation.
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.