The board of CBS Lebanon met on March 28 and has issued the following statement:
CBS Lebanon wants to connect with you and urge you to stand up and fight in this time of crisis. First, we ask that you follow the orders and recommendations of local and regional governing authorities regarding the isolation and prevention of the spread of the virus. Orders issued by authorities to stay at home are necessary to prevent the spread of the virus, they are also an opportunity to focus and give priority time to fight the spiritual battle in Jesus Name.
CBS Lebanon recognizes that the pandemic is the outward manifestation of a spiritual battle that is ushering in a time of redemption and healing for the nations. You can join the battle now by doing the following:
- Read and meditate on the Bible passage in Philippians 4:4-7, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Meditate on these words and ask God to guard your heart with His supernatural peace.
- Read 2 Chronicles 7:13,14, 15, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place." In times of plague, the household of God (the body of Christ) is charged with the mission of humbling themselves, praying, seeking God's face, and turning from our wicked ways. IT IS TIME TO TURN! Here is a list of our wicked ways in Galatians 5:19-21, "The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God." Confess on behalf of yourself, your family, and your country. Repent of the sin of abortion as well; the world has murdered an estimated 56,000,000 unborn babies each year! (See article).
The pandemic is not a coincidence, God has things firmly in His grasp and His promise is to hear from heaven, to forgive our sin, and heal our land. CHURCH, IT IS TIME TO RISE UP. CBS Lebanon exhorts all believers in Jesus Christ to humble themselves, pray, and seek God every day during the mandatory stay at home period.
If you receive this message and sense the Spirit of God moving you to fight the spiritual battle, please post a reply to this post so we can all be encouraged and united.