COVID-19: PREVENTION

COVID-19 pneumonia is a virus that causes dry cough, high fever, and difficulty breathing. It is spread by coughing, sneezing, and talking, and can stay on surfaces for up to 17 days. It is 3 times more infectious than the flu. It attacks the respiratory system, and cuts off a person’s ability to breathe. COVID-19 can survive 6-12 hours on fabric, but can be killed by normal laundry detergent. It can live on hands for 5-10 minutes, but can be neutralized by washing with soap and water. COVID-19 hates the sun. It is not heat resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees.

Fear, is a deadly virus that causes cough (wrong speaking), high fever (panic) and difficulty breathing (loss of faith). Fear is very contagious and can be spread by coughing and talking (wrong words and voices). Like COVID-19, fear attacks the respiratory system (faith), and disconnects people from the life and resources of God.

PREVENTION

For both COVID-19 and fear, the key to staying healthy, and free from infection is prevention! Prevention tips for COVID-19 are the same as the tips for preventing fear. Let’s review:

TIP NO. 1: To prevent COVID-19, ensure that your mouth and throat are never dry. Make sure that you hydrate frequently. Same thing with fear. Praise God continually. Let His praise fill your mouth and heart, and you will not succumb to fear. Psalm 34:1 says, “I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth”.

TIP NO. 2: COVID-19 hates the sun. So as the temperature gets warmer, the virus gets weaker. Same thing with fear! It cannot survive in the presence of the Son. So, to overcome fear, stay plugged into the Son of God. Jesus said, I am the vine, you are the branches. If you abide in me, you will bring forth much fruit, for without me, you can do nothing. So, stay plugged into Christ, and you will be free from fear.

TIP NO. 3: COVID-19 is not heat resistant and can be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. Same thing with fear! Fear is not heat resistant. If you will pray in the Holy Spirit, the fire of the Holy Spirit will consume fear in your heart. The Bible says that our God is a consuming fire. So, let Him in, and fear will make a mad dash for the door!

TIP NO. 4: Wash your hands frequently. COVID-19 is killed by washing with water and soap. Same thing with fear. Fear is neutralized by washing with the Holy Spirit and the word of God. Jesus said, “sanctify (or cleanse) them by the truth, your word is truth”. So, washing yourself regularly with the word of God will keep you free from fear.

TIP NO. 5: Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes. This will wash any virus in your mouth into your stomach where it will be killed by stomach acid. If you don’t drink water regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and lungs and cause damage. Same thing with fear! Drink the water of the word of God regularly – every 15 minutes. How do you do that? By meditating on the word of God. Memorize and repeat scriptures under your breath, every 15 minutes, and fear will be gone.

TIP NO. 6: Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. This is because the virus can live on hands for 5-10 minutes, and touching your eyes, nose, and mouth can introduce the virus into your body. It’s the same thing with fear! Guard your eye gate, ear gate, and mouth gate. Do not let fearful words, thoughts or images linger in your mind and heart. Wash them away quickly with the word of God and prayer, so they don’t introduce the virus of fear into your heart.

TIP NO. 7: Wear masks to cover your mouth, so you don’t spread the virus or contract the virus. Same thing with fear! The mouth is a major actor in the spread of fear, worry, and anxiety. Your mouth is contagious! The Psalmist said, “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3). Let’s join the Psalmist in that prayer.

Practice these tips and you will stay safe, strong, healthy, and free from COVID-19 and its close relative, fear.

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Pray this prayer with me: Father, the Bible says that Your name is a strong and mighty tower, the godly run into it, and are safe. Today, I and my family run into your name, and we are safe from COVID-19 and fear, in Jesus name, Amen.