Monday, October 12, 2020

Inhale the LIGHT - Some Spiritual Thoughts on COVID

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.  I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” 

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet.” ~ Ezekiel 37

 A scripture that has been going around in my head this week is Psalm 103:2-5  "who forgives all our sins and heals all your diseases."  Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.  Jesus took up our infirmities and healed our diseases.  His heart is to heal ALL disease and sickness, of body and of mind.  If we are not healed yet, then we are just waiting, asking and seeking for the full manifestation of Psalm 103.   

Yesterday I blogged some of my personal physical journey through COVID. Today, I would like to share some spiritual thoughts I have about this sickness.  COVID really attacks a persons lungs and breathing.  When I was miraculously touched in my lungs it was such a comfort (my prayers have gone out to those who have suffered through this pandemic and are on respirators).  In this season Jesus wants to spiritually breathe into us.  COVID, in the natural, is trying to take the breath out of many in our nation and nations of the world, but Jesus is about to breathe His life and His Spirit into many!!

COVID goes after our lungs - our breath.  We are in a divine time where God wants to breathe over us with healing spiritually, as well as physically and cause us to come alive to His purposes for us on the earth.  He wants to redeem and restore what the devil has stolen.  He wants to pour out His healing, restorative, life giving breath of His Spirit on all flesh (Joel 2:28). 

 I have prayed Ezekiel 37:1-14 at different times, but now more than ever I believe we are on the precipice of a move of God where God breathes LIFE into sick, dead, diseased and dry places.  "I WILL MAKE BREATH ENTER YOU AND YOU WILL COME TO LIFE, then you will know that I am the Lord."  It's interesting how this verse ends with "then you will know that I am the Lord".  I think when places are dead and dry, we need a God intervention, a miracle that is beyond human effort . . . that is THE LORD.  

When I was sitting up in my bed, trying to breathe, during my bout with COVID, I needed a God intervention.  I needed to know that He is the Lord.  At the time, I did not want cough medicine, I did not want an action movie to get my mind off of my discomfort, I did not want to snuggle with my husband - Nope!  I needed a God intervention.  I needed Him to BREATHE into my lungs and clear them up . . . and God did!  This is just a spiritual picture of what He wants to do in our nation, in our families in our own lives.  

So, if we are tempted to look at COVID through the lens of just sickness, remember there is always a spiritual element at work, for our fight is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12).  May Jesus breathe on you and our nation today.  Speak over your own body, soul and spirit to COME ALIVE.  Speak over the body, soul and spirit of our nation to COME ALIVE. Face to face, mouth to mouth.  Let the Spirit of God breathe on us.  May we come alive to God's purposes for us on the earth. For us, and our nation to walk in God's design and destiny.  

Video Come Alive:
Awake, Arise, Inhale the LIGHT!

I will put my breath in you, and you will live. I will plant you on your fertile land, and you will know that I am the LORD. I’ve spoken, and I will do it. This is what the LORD says.” - Ezekiel 37:11-14