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Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #94. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.
Numbers 25:8-9 says, “And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.”
Matthew Henry said, “Israel’s whoredoms did that which all Balaam’s enchantments could not do, they set God against them; now he was turned to be their enemy, and fought against them. So many of the people, nay, so many of the princes, were guilty, that the sin became national, and for it God was wroth with the whole congregation. A plague immediately broke out, for we read of the staying of it, and of the number that died of it, but no mention of the beginning of it, which therefore must be implied in those words, The anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel. Note, Epidemical diseases are the fruits of God’s anger, and the just punishments of epidemical sins; one infection follows the other. The plague, no doubt, fastened on those that were most guilty, who were soon made to pay dearly for their forbidden pleasures; and though now God does not always plague such sinners, as he did here, yet that word of God will be fulfilled, If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. The ringleaders are ordered to be put to death by the hand of public justice, which will be the only way to stay the plague: The judges must first order them to be slain with the sword, and their dead bodies must be hanged up, that the Israelites, seeing their leaders and princes so severely punished for their whoredom and idolatry, without any regard to their quality, might be possessed with a sense of the evil of the sin and the terror of God’s wrath against them. Ringleaders in sin ought to be made examples of justice. Never was virtue more daring than it was in Phinehas. Being aware of the insolence of Zimri, which it is probable, all the congregation took notice of, in a holy indignation at the offenders he rises up from his prayers, takes his sword or spear, follows those impudent sinners into their tent, and stabs them both. The civil magistrate is the avenger, to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil, and no private person may take his work out of his hand. God testified his acceptance of the pious zeal of Phinehas: He immediately put a stop to the plague . Their weeping and praying prevailed not till this piece of necessary justice was done. If magistrates do not take care to punish sin, God will.”
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, “If we displease God, does it matter whom we please? If we please Him does it matter whom we displease?”
According to Reuters, The United States shattered its daily record for coronavirus infections on Thursday, reporting more than 77,000 new cases as the number of deaths in a 24-hour period rose by nearly 1,000.
According to CNBC, Texas officials and funeral home directors are ordering extra body bags and refrigerated trucks as they prepare for an increase in deaths from Covid-19, which has already killed 3,657 in the state.
According to the AP, Texas reported 10,000 new cases for the third straight day and 129 additional deaths. Florida reached another ominous record, with 156 virus deaths, and health officials reported a staggering 13,965 new cases. South Carolina confirmed 69 deaths, more than double any other day. In Louisiana, where officials thought they had contained the virus earlier this year only to become a hot spot again, it’s averaged more than 2,000 new confirmed infections a day over the past week.
According to AL.com, Six members of the staff of the Montgomery Area Food Bank in Alabama, which works with many churches to provide food to those in need, have tested positive for the virus.
According to CBS, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says there are now more than 30 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases tied to the North Charleston Apostolic Church.
According to the Trussville Tribune, First United Methodist Church closed its facilities including a daycare center because the pastor and his family tested positive for coronavirus.
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The many benefits of homeschooling mean more kids and teens than ever are learning at home. Families want the advantages of homeschooling, with the flexibility, academic benefits, efficiency, and opportunities homeschooling can offer. They seek an education and even a lifestyle that’s not based on minimum standards and a one-size-fits-all approach.
Homeschooling Benefits Include:
– Academic flexibility. Homeschooling can work whether a child is ahead, behind, strong-willed, creative, challenging, quiet, gifted, or active.
– Parent choice of pace and approach. You’re in charge of the schedule, grade level, learning approach, curriculum, and in most places, even graduation requirements.
– Meeting current needs now. You can prioritize a child’s mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical health.
– Warm family environment. Family is the best foundation for social development as well as values and faith development.
– Community involvement. There’s generous time for service, community activities, volunteering, and entrepreneurship.
– Efficient learning. A low student-teacher ratio, without wasted time and busy work.
– Meaningful learning. Avoid teaching to the test, testing mania in general, and arbitrary minimal standards.
– Time for the stuff many schools cut. You can make time for play, the outdoors, projects, the arts, and real experiments.
– Getting into college. A great transcript with less stress and burnout.
– Accommodating to special situations. Homeschooling works well for military families, families who travel, and families contending with illness and challenging work schedules.
– Legal acceptance. Homeschooling is a way of meeting compulsory attendance laws in every state in the U.S. and in many countries.
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ABC Jesus Loves Me
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.