Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #93. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.
Numbers 16:46-50 says, “And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun. And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed. Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah. And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.”
Matthew Henry said, “Moses, perceiving that the plague had begun in the congregation of the rebels (that is, that body of them which was gathered against Moses), sent Aaron by an act of his priestly office to make atonement for them. And Aaron readily went and burned incense between the living and the dead, not to purify the infected air, but to pacify an offended God, and so stayed the progress of the judgment. God’s justice was glorified in the death of some. Great execution the sword of the Lord did in a very little time. Though Aaron made all the haste he could, yet, before he could reach his post of service, there were 14,700 men laid dead upon the spot. There were but few comparatively that died about the matter of Korah, the ring-leaders only were made examples; but, the people not being led to repentance by the patience and forbearance of God with them, justice is not now so sparing of the blood of Israelites. They complained of the death of a few hundreds as an unmerciful slaughter made among the people of the Lord, but here God silences that complaint by the slaughter of many thousands. Note, Those that quarrel with less judgments prepare greater for themselves; for when God judges he will overcome. His mercy was glorified in the preservation of the rest. God showed them what he could do by his power, and what he might do in justice, but then showed them what he would do in his love and pity: he would, notwithstanding all this, preserve them a people to himself in and by a mediator. The cloud of Aaron’s incense coming from his hand stayed the plague. Note, It is much for the glory of God’s goodness that many a time even in wrath he remembers mercy. And, even when judgments have been begun, prayer puts a stop to them; so ready is he to forgive, and so little pleasure does he take in the death of sinners.”
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, “When there’s something in the Bible that churches don’t like, they call it legalism.”
According to Atlanta Journal constitution, Andy Stanley North Point Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the country’s largest megachurches, is suspending in-person worship for the rest of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.
According to the Baptist Press, several Hispanic Florida pastors and church members have tested positive for coronavirus. They include:
— Ángel Bermudez and his wife Yadira, in the pre-launch stage of planting a church in Daytona Beach.
— Jorge Lugo, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Sion in Miami Springs, who was hospitalized but is recovering.
— Eligio Julio Varela, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Rey de Paz in Hialeah.
— Miguel Aguilar, his wife Dayri and their three children. Aguilar pastors Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Delray Beach in Delray Beach.
— Reniel Castillo, his wife Janet, their in-laws and 1-year-old son. Castillo is an associate pastor at Iglesia Bautista Getsemaní in Miami.
— The elder sister of Salvador Negrin, a layperson who serves churches as a mental health counselor, died of the virus.
— Carlos Miguel Gonzalez, an associate pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana in Coral Park.
According to the Lansing State Journal, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Holt shut down due to coronavirus after a member’s son tested positive.
According to the AFP, The number of new coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to mount across the United States on Wednesday, with Texas and Oklahoma recording new highs. Johns Hopkins University, which tracks the spread of the disease, said late Wednesday that 67,632 new cases of the disease had been reported across the country in the previous 24 hours, a new national record.
According to the Daily Mail, Data map shows nearly 50% of US counties are seeing uncontrollable spread of coronavirus plague outbreaks – as the latest models predict another 20,000 Americans will die from coronavirus in the next four weeks.
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6 Steps To Start Homeschooling
Although the idea of getting ready to start homeschooling can be overwhelming, know that you can do it. Learning takes place all the time, and just as your child learned to walk and talk with you as their teacher, they can continue to learn at home in a relaxed, loving environment.
The most important thing to know about homeschooling is that it is not public school at home. As Rebecca Capuano says in her post about the differences between public school and home education, “It is a completely different way of thinking about education, and a completely different way of approaching education. It is teaching tailored specifically to individual children rather than according to a standardized set of guidelines or curriculum for the masses. And because of this individualization, home education is effective by virtue of the fact that it does not have to look like the public school classroom.”
1. Know your state’s legal requirements
2. Locate local activities and nearby homeschoolers
3. Explore available homeschooling methods
4. Find your learning resources
5. Attend homeschool conventions and events
6. Incorporate your support network
ACE (Accelerated Christian Education)
P.O. Box 2707
Hendersonville, TN 37077-2707
P.O. Box 19100
Pensacola, FL 32523-9100
Alpha Omega Publications
804 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
8042 South Grant Way
Littleton, CO 80122 USA
BJU Press Homeschool
1430 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
Veritas Press Curriculum
1805 Olde Homestead Lane
Lancaster, PA 17601
Rod & Staff Bible-Based Curriculum
30998 Lake Creek Drive
Halsey, OR 97348
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.