Against the backdrop and the seemingly unstoppable threat of COVID-19, does the scripture offer any answers?
Yes – but not in the way we desire.
In both the Old and New Testament scriptures, every pestilence and plague are sent by God, most directly and some indirectly.
Not one verse that I know on pestilences and plagues is ascribed to Satan.
Please refer to an exhaustive list of scriptures regarding pestilences and plagues. (CLICK HERE)
Such pestilences and plagues are an expression of God’s wrath and judgement on the people.
We ought not to be surprised as the ungodly world is already under God’s wrath (Rom 1:18 NASB; Jn 3:36 NASB).
God’s wrath through pestilences and plagues are triggered by the open defiance of many ungodly nations against His holy marriage laws over the last several years (Rom 1:24-27).
The church, for her complacency and lukewarmness, is not spared, as judgement begins in the house of God (1 Pet 4:17).
If God is the one who send or has allowed such pestilences, how should we then pray?
We should not pray so much against Satan, as that is tantamount to praying against God.
While we should all pray for God to avert more waves of His judgement, we must also pray for His mercy, healing and more importantly, our repentance.
(See Volume 10, Chapter 2: Jesus’ Teaching On Tragedies, Natural Disasters & Repentance, Pages 68)