Thursday, March 12, 2020 -
Today Kathie and I were conversing regarding the fear and panic spreading due to the coronavirus. Kathie in turn sent the following blog post from Wanda Alger, in regard to the church and the panic we are seeing today.
“The posture of our hearts and the words from our mouths determine the atmosphere in a place. The power of our praises and our prayers can shift atmospheres in a room, a building, a neighborhood, and even an entire city. This is the amazing result for believers coming together in agreement and lifting up incense to heaven to come down and God’s presence is made known.
“‘And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard”’ (Luke 1:10-13).
“In the early church, the unity among believers was so strong that Scriptures speak of a ‘great grace’ that was released in the city. This grace opened spiritual doors to miracles, signs, and wonders, along with salvations on a daily basis (see Acts 4:32-34). Earlier in this same chapter, it speaks of their daily fellowship and breaking of bread. Because of their corporate agreement and unified vision for the Kingdom, God’s grace empowered them to do far beyond what they could have done in the natural. This should be our desire as we come together as watchmen in prayer over our cities and nation. We can pray in such agreement with heaven that the atmosphere over the city begins to be permeated with the grace and favor of the Lord.
“‘Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?”’ (Isaiah 66:1)
“Our spiritual advisory will continually find ways to spread fear, chaos, turmoil, and hopelessness over the land. It is OUR responsibility to displace those demonic spirits by keeping up the work of the cross and the power of Christ’s resurrection. It is the body of Christ that has been governing authority in the spirit to establish the preeminence of His blood over every threat, curse, and virus that seeks a home in our communities. Let’s agree together to speak life instead of death, order instead of chaos, and faith instead of fear.”