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Welcome to the How to Stay and Survive the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #131. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.
James 4:9-10 says, “Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”
The Bible Knowledge Commentary says, “Recognition of the tremendous need for cleansing allows no room for merriment. Grieve (“be afflicted”), mourn, and wail was James’ candid advice. Exchange merriment for mourning and gaiety for gloom (“a downcast look, lowered eyes”). A contrite spirit of confession is essential for God’s cleansing. The key is humility. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. The way up is down. The lowly one becomes the lifted one. There is a marked advantage to humility—eventually it brings honor.”
Leonard Ravenhill said, “Where, oh, where are the eternity-conscious believers? Where are the souls white-hot for God because they fear His holy name and presence and so live with eternity’s values in view?”
According to the AP, over 250,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus. The number of cases is over 12 million.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Officials say three more people have died of coronavirus-complications linked to convocation events at United House of Prayer for All People in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to WMUR, 14 members of Calvary church in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire tested positive for coronavirus.
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According to NPR, 24 coronavirus cases have been linked to Second Baptist Church in Calais, Maine.
According to WCHSTV, 16 positive coronavirus cases have been linked to a revival at Longview Community Church in Jackson County, West Virginia.
According to West Virginia Public Broadcasting, The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources reported 23 church outbreaks across 17 counties Wednesday. Between these places of worship, at least 270 West Virginians have contracted the coronavirus and not yet recovered. The largest active outbreak is in Wood county which has more than 40 coronavirus cases linked to one church.
According to the Recorder, 3 coronavirus cases were connected to a funeral held on Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Amsterdam, New York.
According to the Newark Advocate, Christian Apostolic Church in Newark, New Jersey stopped in-person services after several in the congregation tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Reuters, The seven-day rolling average of new coronavirus cases reached more than 165,000 on Thursday, while the seven-day average for deaths climbed to 1,359, more than any day since late May. With hospitalizations rising across much of the nation, straining already exhausted medical staff, officials in more than 20 states have imposed restrictions to curtail the spread of the virus.
According to CNN, More than 2,000 American deaths were recorded by Johns Hopkins University on Thursday — the highest number since early May. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicts that by December 18, more than 2,300 Americans could be losing their lives daily.
According to the AP, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to the Star-Telegram, Daily coronavirus cases in half of Texas’ 254 counties have reached a “tipping point” ahead of Thanksgiving, according to data released by Harvard University.
According to ABC, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a curfew for 41 of California’s 58 counties and more than 94 percent of the state’s population amid climbing coronavirus cases.
According to the Hill, Pentagon official and retired Brigadier Gen. Anthony Tata has tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida Senator Rick Scott has tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Axios, the CDC is recommended that there be no travel for Thanksgiving.
2 Kings 8:1-2 says, “Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the Lord hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years. And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.”
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3. Go easy on yourself and your child. You’ve just left behind an educational environment or other style of learning that wasn’t working for some reason, and now you are transitioning to an entirely different approach. During this adjustment phase, don’t get too caught up in whether every single item was done properly in each lesson. What’s the main concept or what are the key skills being addressed? What is most important for your child to grasp before moving on to the next lesson? Make that your focus, and give everyone points for effort as you navigate this new way of learning. Students beginning mid-year may need to go back to previous lessons if they aren’t understanding something in the current lesson.
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 any time. 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 in 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 email 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.