I received an email in the last 24 hours that my sister has been terribly sick for many days, with a fever of 102. Her doctor has had her tested for the coronavirus, but it will be ten days before the results come back so we are not 100% sure of the diagnosis. Either way, right now she is separated from her family, afraid and in pain.
At times like this, the patient feels so isolated and terrified concerning what might happen. I sent her an email of encouragement to make sure she knew she was loved and not alone, and that her brothers and sisters are praying for her and with her in our hearts. But her email made me realize that this is one of the cruelest aspects of this virus - that it forces its victims to suffer alone, away from their loved ones who want to be there for them. So I want to encourage any of you, as well, who may be facing illness right now with the same message I shared with my sister:
I am so sorry. You have many people praying for you. You are LOVED by ALL OF US!
Concerning prayer, here are just a few tips, if you don’t mind.
When I pray, I lay hands on myself on the area I am praying for. I use vision and I see Jesus laying His hands on top of my hands, and Him speaking directly to the condition: "Stomach, be at peace. Virus, be burned up and destroyed now. Body, be restored to full balance and health. Breathing, be strong and normal."
I see His power, as light, streaming from His hands into my body, driving out the virus and the infirmity.
Pictures and words are powerful! See life. Speak life.
When I was in the hospital with the heart attack, I found the best way to come to peace so Jesus could minister and so symptoms would subside was to see a picture in my mind of me together with Jesus in a fun setting, which for me was back on the farm, playing together in a grassy field on a warm summer day. Gazing at that picture brought peace and calm to the symptoms and restoration would flow into my body.
I played worship music on my iPhone 24 hours a day. That helped a lot, especially with the demonic dreams at night. That removed them.
Speak (and see) this: “By His stripes I am healed.” That is His promise to you from the word of God.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. (Isa. 53:5)
You are picturing something. No doubt it is hard to think about anything but what you are going through. But the Lord has spoken this to me: “Mark, whatever you gaze upon, grows within you. Whatever grows within you, you become.”
So see yourself healed, having fun, laughing with your friends and celebrating life. That picture turns on all your healing genes, and turns off all inflammatory genes. You ARE picturing something. Make sure it is a GOOD picture, as what you picture, you are drawn into.
I would speak (AND SEE):
- By His stripes I am healed.
- In the name of Jesus, I command this virus to be burned up and die and leave my body now.
- God’s healing hand IS upon me, and HE IS restoring me to full health hour by hour.
If you can find something to make you laugh, laugh. Laughter heals.
A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. (Prov. 17:22)
So put a smile on your face as much as you possibly can.
You are loved, and Jesus IS at your side, taking your hand, holding you, smiling and saying, “Be at peace, I am here. This virus WILL bow to My words. I command it to die now. Be gone. Leave this body. Now! Peace, be restored. Health, be restored. Vibrancy, be restored. Laughter, be restored. Full health is My gift to you. I purchased it for you with the stripes I bore at Calvary. Believe that the sacrifice of My wounded body purchased your healing. IT DID! I spoke that it did, and IT DID! Smile, relax, claim it, breathe My power in as you breathe out the virus. The virus is dead. Your body is NOW simply removing it. Watch it go. Watch it leave your body. Watch My streaming light and power pour into your body. Watch and see that your joy may be full. Watch My child. Watch."
Today and this evening many people prayed for my sister, and then I received the following email from her.
I felt the illness leave my body last night for sure. It was clearly known to me. All of a sudden I felt clear headed. The fever had subsided and I felt a calm. I also got my appetite back and was starving and couldn’t wait for breakfast time to come!!! This morning was like a huge weight had been lifted off me! I felt free and full of hope and sunshine. The previous day I was grey and down and staring to spiral into a depression. Please tell them their prayers worked!!!
Below is a series of blogs I have written on the subject of coronavirus
Read them and be encouraged!
- Quarantine and Cleanliness: God’s Ideas or Just the Government's?
- We ALL Need a WONDERFUL COUNSELOR as Covid-19 Becomes a Worldwide Pandemic
- Confronting Covid-19 - A Picture from God
- Make Quarantine an Amazing Time of Personal Spiritual Transformation Through eLearning
- The Heavens Declare God’s Victory Over Coronavirus By Isabelle Declercq
- PRAYER to DESTROY COVID-19 VIRUS
- My Sister May Have Coronavirus – An Email of Support
- Free Kids Bible Training and Songs During Quarantine by Linda Harper
- Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining - By Bill Dupley
- Peace and Health In The Midst of Tribulation
- Caronavirus And Fear
- Victory Over Coronavirus! - A Prophetic Dream - Here is a Japanese translation of this blog
- Vibrant Immune Systems in the Midst of Coronavirus + What Really Are the Numbers?