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WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE COVID-19 SITUATION WEEK BY WEEK AND HOPE TO RESUME NORMAL WEEKEND SERVICES AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE.

Canceling service is NOT the worst case scenario. The church has survived horrific persecution and total scattering in the past, and this is not like those times. This is just an opportunity to try something different, and it will be a temporary situation. Remember, this, too, shall pass.

IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY REMINDER: We encourage everyone to continue to faithfully give financially (tithes/offerings) online or by mail so the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days. As a church family, even though we are not meeting together, we must still provide for the needs of the grounds, the ministry, and the team who take care of leading Living Praise Christian Church. There are no fees to give from your bank account online; you can also set up recurring giving for the next few weeks and beyond.

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The enemy would love to use these moments of fear to distract us or take our eyes off Jesus as our Provider. The economy may become shaken during a crisis, but Jesus is never shaken. Continue to put Him first in your life, including your finances, trusting Him to take care of you. He will be faithful to you. We are believing God together to meet all of our needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus.

HOW SHOULD WE RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS?

First and foremost, it’s important to understand the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sin, sickness, suffering, and death. But that’s why the Gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now, anyone who trusts in Jesus will be forgiven and restored to a relationship with God. Through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness because we are redeemed from the curse of the law.

Here are some other ways you can respond spiritually to the Coronavirus.

  • Trust in the Lord, and do not fear or panic. Rather, respond with faith and wisdom.

  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.

  • If you need to stay home due to illness, please find ways to stay in touch through our online Bible studies, Facebook/Instagram, emails, texts or phone calls. We don’t want anyone who is ill to feel lonely or isolated. We also want to pray for you and provide other forms of assistance or care as needed.

  • Be faithful and vigilant in prayer (see next section for ways to pray).

  • Resist and reject fear and suspicion based on ethnicity or nationality; this virus is affecting people of all races and ages. As in any situation or circumstance, let’s keep the love of Christ in our thoughts, words or actions towards people.

  • Many around us are scared right now; let’s bring a spirit of peace, love, and hope in Jesus to the world around us.

Be aware of the enemy’s main tactic at work…fear.

We don’t want to give the enemy too much credit, but it is important to understand the spirit of fear is working overtime through various means, stirring up fear all around the world right now. It is vital we are aware of his schemes, and we don’t fall prey to his tactics. While you’re taking precautions to protect your health, you must also vigilantly shield your heart from fear.

In many ways, fear is more rampant, infecting more people than the virus itself.

To incite fear, the enemy will use things that should be helpful, like the media. It happened with the children of Israel and the 12 spies checking out the Promised Land, and it’s happening right now with many news and social media reports. Not all reports are bad. In the case of the 12 spies, there were two spies who had a different spirit. So, please listen to reports with a faith-filled spirit. God is bigger than the Coronavirus! Nothing is too difficult or impossible for Him. God can take what the enemy means for harm and use it for good. The enemy always overplays his hand, but he is already defeated. God has a plan through all of this, and He is working and moving.

God is bigger than the Coronavirus!

Above all, let us remember and rejoice because “the very moment I call to You for a father’s help, the tide of battle turns and my enemies flee. This one thing I know: God is on my side.” Psalm 56:9

HOW SHOULD WE PRAY?

It is our role, as Heaven’s ambassadors on earth, to speak God’s Word and declare things into existence and put things in motion through faith. We can declare whatever is bound in heaven will be bound on earth, and whatever is free in heaven will be free on earth.

Let’s stand in our authority and boldly ask for these things:

  1. Ask God to judge the Coronavirus. It is fighting against the purposes of God, and we can declare it’s assignment cancelled, void and annulled in Jesus’ Name.

  2. We can rebuke and totally dismantle the spirit of fear and whatever means it’s using to drive fear in our country (and around the world). Ask God to shut the mouth of fear completely. We can also rebuke the spirits of chaos, panic, confusion, and anxiety that are trying to wreak havoc; they are totally illegal and against God’s plan and need to be arrested. You have the authority, in Jesus’ name, to bind them, take them captive, and make them obey the Word of God and bow to Jesus.

  3. Ask God for His peace and safety to come over our nation and the people within it. Pray for the nations of the world too.

  4. Ask God for healing for all those currently impacted by the virus.

  5. Pray for protection against the virus.

  6. Pray for wisdom for our president and officials at the federal, state and local levels.

  7. Pray for strength for the first responders, doctors, nurses, and all the caregivers on the front lines.

  8. Pray for supernatural insight for researchers.

  9. Pray for this shaking to be turned into a shaking of revival and reformation in our country, that our hearts will be humbled in repentance and turned towards the Lord.

  10. Pray this situation will be turned quickly and the glory will be given to Jesus.

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HOW CAN I BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness – an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of Coronavirus. It is part of the same family of Coronavirus that includes the common cold. The Coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to other countries.

The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Older people and those with underlying medical problems, like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. Most people recover from the virus without needing special treatment.

Like many other viruses, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low, and our country is taking very strict precautions to try to help reduce our risk even more. The CDC will update the Coronavirus status regularly on their website at cdc.gov/coronavirus. You can also find more information from the World Health Organization.

As concerns about the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) escalate, we want you to know the health and safety of our church family is our highest concern and priority. Our leadership team has been prayerfully and continually monitoring this situation; we are doing all we can to stay current with public health guidelines, to follow best practices for hygiene, and to exercise an abundance of caution in responding to this crisis. As information evolves, this page will be the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions. We also want to give a pastoral and practical response to what is happening.