A member of the National Executive Council of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Bishop Charles Agyinasare has urged Christians not to fear because they are God’s property and He will protect them.
He said in the midst of this pandemic called coronavirus disease, which keeps killing people across the world, Christians should activate their divine protection.
About Coronavirus disease
Coronavirus disease (covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the covid-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
Bishop Agyinasare was speaking in a sermon themed “Divine Protection” in Accra.
He said “no one should allow this coronavirus to torment or put fear in him or her” as he referred to Isaiah 54:17 “no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you shall you in judgement you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord”
Bishop Agyinasare noted that, whatever the effort of devil is using this coronavirus to fight His people the Lord is in control, therefore “you cannot die before your time.”
The revered pointed out that, as Christians activate their divine protection, they should fast and pray as never before because prayer is good but sometimes they should add fasting to it.
“There are certain things that prayer alone cannot do,” he added.
He mentioned that, the Lord will uphold anything that fight against them, hence they should not fear but trust in the Lord.
While Christians are activating their divine protection, he urged them to take physical precautions referencing Nehemiah 4: 9.
Bishop Agyinasare who is the Founder and General overseer of Perez Chapel International advised Christians to observe the following physical precaution:
He pointed out that Christians should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after they have been in a public place, or after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.
“If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry,” Bishop advised.
Again, he urged that, Christians should avoid close contact, hence “put distance between yourself and other people”
Bishop Agyinasare advised that, Christians should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze; they should use the inside of their elbow and throw used tissues in the trash as part of taking preventive measures.
Looking at the positive side of this pandemic, he noted that, Christians should look at the positive side of every situation because this pandemic would bring reconciliation to some families.
Stating that, some parents wake up early in the morning and go to work due to traffic and come back late so they do not get time for their children but this pandemic would bring the family together.
“Some parents do not get time and pray with their children but I believe this shut down will bring our children together to pray,” he said.
He advised Christian to build a personal relationship with God and build their faith in Christ Jesus.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS