FAITH OVER FEAR DURING a world pandemic

Herkie Sandenbergh

Head of Clinical Unit Obstetrics
Letaba Regional Hospital

“Who of us expected in the first days of 2020, that a small, almost invisible virus, would have us keep our breath, and that for some even steal their last breath? And who of us would have believed, even if we were warned, that this could happen? Even when the news started coming through from China, I certainly did not expect it to end in a worldwide pandemic, let alone an almost shut down of the whole world.

And today there are probably very few people that do not have an overload of information and knowledge about this threat to our existence. And fear! And all over the world, news bulletins are all about this. In the kingdom where we as believers dwell, there are no ‘problems’ – only possibilities. For our God there is nothing im-possible, only possible. I have entered this Kingdom full of promises and provision. And I daily medicate myself, feeding myself as I eat the bread and drink the wine of the New Covenant. I do wash myself in the Word, inviting the Holy Spirit to invade me and fill me up, and enjoy my closeness to God, my union with Him that will keep me alive, forever!”

Fred Calitz

“Yes, this is war. The forces of the enemy dug in between us have been drawn out from their hiding places into the Light and are trying its utmost to stay alive. But they are not capable or strong enough to survive this.

They may walk around ‘like a roaring lion’, but that is all they can do – make noise. Their bite has lost its’ sting. Yes, there is a nasty virus floating around. Can you hear it roaring? However, its only weapon is fear. And fear currently abounds worldwide. BUT, fear has no place in the Kingdom of God. Our strength is in the Lord. Therein lies our hope.”

Stephan Pretorius

The world is officially in a pandemic – in reaction and fear for the CORONA virus. It seems that the world is busy with a CORONATION process, crowning the Covid-19 virus through the worship of fear. Yes, we should address the risk on a practical level. But even more so, we must guard our hearts by having a spiritual understanding of this situation. The reality is that while DARKNESS grows over the earth, our LIGHT must shine more and more in this darkness (Jes 60:1/2). It surely is a time for miracles to happen! Take heart, His PROMISES do not exclude the corona case! It still stands: He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. (from Ps 91).

Be blessed during this time – and seek God’s Word for a clear vision of His Kingdom and for us all to align ourselves accordingly! We must maintain peace, appoint joy, wait, watch and see. The cross did not look like victory in the flesh at that moment in history, but in the Spiritual Reality it was Check Mate, it was finished. GOD had secured victory! We will see the same in this situation! I am excited about the KINGDOM TRUTHS that GOD has for us during this prophetic season. It has all the makings of a game changer in history!”