The Christian Response to the Coronavirus Lockdowns

The Christian Response to the Coronavirus Lockdowns, PDF format

How should Christians respond to the tyrannical abuse of power under the coronavirus “plannedemic”?

  This is not an article about the virus itself, how it was created, how the world’s governments have deliberately used it to accelerate their agenda for world control, and how the people of the world have fallen for the lies hook, line and sinker, unthinkingly, foolishly, and with great fear and panic.  This article is addressed to the remnant of the Lord’s people.  How should the true Christian live in these extraordinary times?

  It is shocking to see how many professing Christians have responded to this virus precisely as the people of the world have responded to it – with fear, panic, and sheep-like acceptance of what their governments, the UN, and the WHO have said about it, instead of searching for the truth themselves and rejecting the spoon-fed gruel being doled out to them daily by the liberal/Socialist world media.  This is not a plague, the vast majority of the world’s population is not in danger, the enforced lockdowns are unnecessary and stupid but very useful to the one-worlders devoted to people-control, and what we are witnessing is a giant leap forward for the internationalists.  Global slavery is here.

  But I have covered these things in previous articles, and very possibly may do so again in the future, as the evil of those in high places continues to expand and grow.  What I will focus on now is how the child of God should live during these weeks and even months of enforced lockdowns.  For regardless of the fact that they should never have been imposed, are diabolical and are destroying entire economies and reducing millions to poverty (or ever greater poverty than before), the fact is that there is precious little anyone can do about them.  Even when they are illegal, those in authority have the police and military power to enforce them. 

  So here we are.  How then should we live? 

Pray

 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Phil. 4:6).

  Believers should be much in prayer!  This should be so obvious to all, that as Paul wrote about another matter, “it is superfluous for me to write to you” (2 Cor. 9:1); yet write it I must.  I do not mean merely that you should be much in prayer about these times we are passing through, praying for the lockdowns to end, life to return to normality, etc., etc.  Certainly these are matters for prayer, but because they are so obvious it is likely that most Christians are praying about them, and often.  However, I mean something more when I say that as believers you should be much in prayer.  You have much time on your hands at present – are you making use of it to draw near to God?  To truly commune with Him?  Real prayer is a wrestling with God, as Jacob wrestled with the Lord all night (Gen. 32:24-31).  Effectual prayer is fervent, earnest prayer (Jas. 5:16,17). 

  Use this time to repent of your lacklustre prayers, and truly commune with your Father.  Prayer is so much more than merely requesting things of the Lord.  Requests are a part of prayer – but only a part.  There is worship from the heart; confession of sin and repentance; praying to be delivered from temptation; praying for Christ’s return; praying for the will of the Lord to be done; remembering the persecuted Church worldwide; praying for the authorities; and so much more.

Study the Bible

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day” (Psa. 119:97).

  That every believer should study the Bible daily should be so obvious to all that again, as Paul wrote about another matter, “ye need not that I write unto you” (1 Thess. 4:9) – and yet unfortunately it is all too needful to write about it, and not only at a time like this.  For comparatively few even of the Lord’s elect take time out every single day to pray and study the Bible.  This should be a daily, stated part of every Christian’s life.  But so many do not set aside even an hour a day to withdraw into their “closet” for this purpose (Matt. 6:6).

  Enforced lockdown in one’s own home – what an opportunity to put right what may have been very amiss in your daily communion with the Lord!  Develop the habit of personal daily Bible study and prayer, so that you continue with it after the lockdown ends.

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