CORONAVIRUS: There's Only One King
Corona, in Spanish, means "Crown". According to Webster's dictionary, the verb form definition of the word Crown is; "to place a crown or wreath on the head of; specifically; to invest with regal dignity and power." Invest, also from Webster's dictionary for the verb form of the word, means "to furnish with power and authority."
No individual, on their own, can subjugate or rule the masses. They must have help. As we have seen in the many revolutions that have arisen in our world's history, when the masses have had enough of the tyranny of their king or queen, and join together in revolt, they can topple them even when they control armies.
Our enemy, Satan, is always looking for a means, a vehicle, by which to rule over, manipulate, or control people. As we learn from the definitions above no one can rule over the masses unless they agree to invest them with the power, or authority, to do so.
The Bible teaches that we are created in the image or likeness of God. God is triune in nature; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We are Body, Soul, and Spirit. The main thing we know about God is that He is all-powerful; but what power has God given us? Choice. Unlike the rest of brute creation that operates according to the internal program God's programmed into them, we call it instinct, we have the power to choose how we live our life. Most importantly we have the power to choose to what, or to whom, we submit. We choose who or what will have the power of over us.
It's important that we understand that nothing the Devil comes up with has the power to rule over us unless we invest it with the power to do so. Remember what Jesus tells us;
"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD." Isaiah 54:17
Whether it's the threat of coronavirus, or cancer, or any calamity, we are the children of the most high God; He calls Himself our Father.
When the enemy screams his threats, his lies, let's not invest them with the power to rule over us, to dictate our behavior, or reaction to them. Let's invest the thoughts that God has about us with the power to rule over us instead. When we do this we are assured of this promise;
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
There is only one king, and He is Jesus. When the Angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds, they said "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace." A prince in the Bible is a ruler; so, where Jesus rules, there is a peace that rules us that defies understanding.
"For at just the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords." 1 Timothy 6:15
Let's dethrone anything that would take Jesus' place, and keep Him upon the throne of our hearts and minds.
Blessings, in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and King.