Can a Believer be affected by a pandemic?

I have been asked: “Can a believer who walks in God’s will get infected during a pandemic?

Well, dear Christian friend, remember that although you are not OF the world you are IN the world (Joh.17:15-16). Our Faith in God should never be based on benefits of provision and protection that He often offers us. Remember Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego when they were threatend to be thrown into the fire? They declared that God was able to save them from the fire but if He would choose not to they would still worship Him (Dan.3:16-17). Have you not read that the great prophet Elisha died of a sickness? (2 Kin.13:14-). But, is it not strange that his dead bones raised a dead man (2 Kin.13:21)? How about Apostle Paul who prayed to God for the healing of his painful sickness and the answer to his prayer was “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Cor.12:9). So, “NO” can also be an answer to a prayer.

Lastly, are you aware that the twentieth century prophet – William Branham – a man greatly anointed of the Lord was affected by the Aisan Flu pandemic of 1957-1958? In the sermon Sirs We Would See Jesus (57-1211) he said:

“And now, to be here with my good friend, Brother Hutchins and Brother Joseph Boze… And this was supposed to be my vacation. This fall I started a vacation, and I like to hunt real well, so I went out west to go hunting. The party that I went with, including myself, all broke down with this here Asian flu. We didn’t even take our guns from the cases, and come back home”.

Dear friend, in this trying moment trust in God’s protection even as you observe your personal hygiene (remember that God never takes care of carelessness), but fear should not be your portion: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? … in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom.8:35-39).

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