Jesus Virus III


Dear believer, why is your heart failing and why has fear and doubt taken the best of you? I will tell you why; because you have become a Corona virus journalist. You know all the statistics and can even quote them off head but you cannot quote a verse about Gods protection for His children from the Bible, you talk about Corona virus all day with your friends and family more than you talk about Jesus and His saving power, you search and research and share every material and information about Corona but you will not share Christian materials sent or forwarded to you. Are you ashamed of Him?

Fear is and has always been a great weapon in the arsenal of the enemy. Fear paralysis faith and renders it inefficient so that it cannot produce the expected result. Fear short-circuits the power of God in the life of the believer. This is the reason God said “Do Not Fear”, 365 times in the whole Bible, one for a day.

Goliath was a real enemy and great threat to the Israelites, which King Saul and his well trained soldiers feared exceedingly, but it took a young shepherd boy who had more faith than fear to bring the giant down. If faith pleases God then God abhors fear because fear is a proclamation of the inability of God to make good His promises.

The time to make the switch is now for are we not to walk by faith and not by sensory perceptions? Let’s get in the word, talk about His promises with friends and loved ones more than Corona, share Christians materials with others more than we share news on Corona because we become what we feed on. Don’t feed your fears but feed your faith and you will bring down any Goliath that stands against you. Don’t be the mouth-piece of the enemy spreading fear and darkness all over the land but be a trumpet in Zion sounding and resounding the goodness of the Lord; His protection for those that reverence Him and bringing light and strength to the faint hearted.

If we could spread the Gospel of Jesus like we are spreading Corona news and statistics, the prayer of Jesus would have been answered “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Shalom

Jesus Virus II


I have been unpleasantly amazed and rudely awakened by the unsavory commentary and arrogance portrayed by some people especially when God or prayer is mentioned in relation to these difficult times in which we live. Most heart breaking is to find out some of the most terrible commentary came from folks who would identify themselves as ‘Christians’ on a normal day. Like really? I ask myself.

The moral and spiritual fiber of our world is deteriorating at a much faster rate than we think, trust me. I ask myself, how and when did God and prayer became leprous that they are no longer allowed amongst men, God and prayers have become a taboo, a mockery of nations. People think their minute knowledge or accomplishments supersedes the God who gave them breathe and can take it at any time? My brother, my sister, relax, all you see is not all there is. This kind of mind-set is pompous and disrespectful towards God.

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Who is this that darkeneth counsel, by words without knowledge?
Gird up now thy loins like a man;
for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?
or who shut up the sea with doors,
when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
When I made the cloud the garment thereof,
and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
And brake up for it my decreed place,
and set bars and doors,
And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further:
and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days;
and caused the dayspring to know his place;
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

We are terribly limited in knowledge and understanding, yet our arrogance and pride knows no boundaries. Many have come and departed; the great emperors of Rome; the Nero’s and the Augustus, the Alexander the greats of Macedonia and Persia, the Philosophers of Ancient Greece; the Plato’s and co have all disappeared from the face of the earth.
This is not an article to convert anyone who doesn’t believe in God or prayer, but at least allow those of us who believe in the dynamic working power of prayer to do so, without all the destructions, insults and political twists. Afterall nobody is abusing those who don’t believe in God or prayer. I believe this is unfair even in natural justice.

Some say we should stop prayers and concentrate on medicine and all that; this is my question to them; is science and medicine and prayer mutually exclusive? I think not. We can and
should do both. We are all aware of what nations whose hospitals make us desire to be hospitalized; because of how advanced they are in medicine and technology are saying.

There are too many lessons from history, both Biblically and secularly, which enforces this national day of prayer and fasting. In 1940, Hitler unleashed a military onslaught on the world, in his evil ambition to rule the whole world(which always happens when good people in the society, who know better, hold their peace), and was advancing towards Great Britain to its annihilation, until a national day of prayer was observed. Suddenly in a decision that infuriated his generals and still baffles historians. Hitler ordered his army to halt. Had they continued to fight the destruction of Great Britain would have been inevitable. Winston Churchill called it “the miracle of Dunkirk”. No matter how sophisticated, careful and intelligent we may be, a time comes when we are forced to acknowledge that the heavens do rule in the affairs of men.

I join my little voice to the great voices of the land to make a clarion call to all who believe in the power of God and prayer to turn situations around to make their stomachs available for tomorrows fasting as we fulfil our noble and priestly assignment as intercessors for the nation.

May God find us not asleep or murmuring but awake and making up the hedges and standing in the gaps for this nation when He comes searching, that we might be spared. Thank you.

Jesus Virus I


By now, i believe every single soul on earth has heard about Corona but how many have still not heard about the great Lord of love and the creator of heaven and earth, Jesus Christ? Corona Virus has virtually brought hitherto great nations on their knees. The United Nations,G8,WHO,Religion,Medicine and co are despondent and the hopelessness in these times is very conspicuous.The efficacy of this virus is something that has caught my attention; it’s intercontinentally infectious. It does not want to stay in its victim alone but wants to conquer territories and even nations thousand’s of miles away. Evil has no shame, no constraint, not reserved but headstrong in even taking
precious lives with pride and arrogance.

In my imagination i wondered, how would the nations of our world be if we, Christians could be as
efficacious as this virus in the preaching and publishing of this Gospel handed down to us by
the blood of many martyrs; propagating the love of Christ, forgiveness and victory over sin and death. We cannot behave as if we have other options because there is no other name under heaven given to men by which they may be saved but the name of Jesus.

I don’t believe this situation is a punishment from God. Some say why is God not stopping the death
and infections after our Pastors have prayed and all that? but remember God did not stop the rains from coming
down but the ark that Noah built preserved his life and that of his family. Jesus is our ark of safety in these times. I believe the seed of the righteous shall be preserved by all means.

I also believe this is a wake up call to all who name the name of Christ. How long have we been Christians, go to church and yet we have not infected any one around us with the Jesus virus. We travel to all kinds of places and come back and nobody catches what we say we have. We hold hands to church, hug friends and loved ones and yet after many, many years contact tracing reveals nothing. Why are things this way, when we have received such great and precious promises from God?

We are too fond of mocking our Pastors and leaders but the word of God was not written for your Pastor. It will do us a lot of good if we subject ourselves to the same values and standards we subject our Pastors and leaders. Don’t be quick to judge and insult anybody because of their mistakes or even wrong doing, Jesus is the standard for the believer not your Pastor.

We can no longer hide our true identity any more, that time has expired. It’s either we believe what the word says or we may as well forget it all together. Don’t be ashamed of being identified with Jesus, He owns the world. Don’t be embarrassed because the world will mock and call you names because there is no other saviour out there. Let’s spread the Gospel, infect as many as we can and let there be a chain reaction till the whole world knows about the Lord. They that observe vain vanity forfeit their own mercy. Live and die not.