COVID-19 and SINGING?


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So, I wake up, make my coffee and check my  e-mailbox to see if anyone needs ministry.  A video message jumped out at me and I watched and listened in unbelief. A prayer warrior  described the subject of  the  CDC’s recent recommendations for  corporate Christian gatherings  on her groups’ conference  call.  Dr Deborah Birke, one of the leaders of the task force, was sharing  her guidelines with faith leaders. She said the largest primary group with the largest outbreak of Covid-19 was the faith community.

Hmmm, a wonder that we weren’t even  allowed to gather for months.  Her suggestions  included,  no singing, stay at home, (because the Covid was so dangerous) and persuade the elderly and immune-compromised to take the vaccine.

Folks, this woman, and many others, are tools of the enemy. We are facing a direct assault from the kingdom of darkness against or supernatural Christian lives. For those of you not walking in the fullness of Christ, this is your wake-up call!! What do I mean by fullness of Christ?

    Christ has already paid the price in full for your healing and protection against plague, virus or bodily assault.
   Isaiah 55:5.  Psalm 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Now in order for us to  abide in that supernatural place of healing and protection, we must be in covenant with father God and Jesus. We aren’t talking about being religious. Here is where many churches and denominations find themselves impotent and vulnerable to every attack of the enemy. Without the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit, there is no deliverance or healing. Faith must be unwavering.

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. James 1:6

So then, in order to walk in confidence and faith, (that our faithful Father  God protects us from falling to the Covid-19), we do not have to fear one on one fellowship and worship by singing.

When I accepted Christ as my lord and Savior in 1982, I had no idea I’d be experiencing God’s miraculous power through my undiscovered gift of singing. God used a beautiful friendship with twin sisters where we became bonded by singing exquisite three-part harmonies to the precious lonely, sick and dying elderly. Ministering with the sisters introduced me to the power of the traditional hymns and I grew to love them.  I can attest to the fact that singing to many of the very sickly and elderly always invigorated them!

One memory I’ll never forget was that of Mrs. Greenberg, a tiny, frail elderly widow who never had visitors and spent her days, hunched almost to her knees in a corner in her chair. I discovered her in a darkened room with the shades drawn. I approached her with my hymnbook and asked her if it was okay to sing a few hymns. She nodded slightly. I became sad upon noticing that her nightdress was soiled with dried food, as if no one cared to wipe the spots off. When I finished, I grasped her hand and gently declared  God’s love for her and that He had not forgotten her. I was exhilarated with faith and hope that the next time I saw her she would be more responsive.

A week later, I found Mrs. Greenberg sitting up in her chair. Her hair was combed and she had on a clean dress! She smiled when i asked her if she remembered me. I sang   a few more hymns and kissed her forehead. ” I will be coming to see you regularly, Mrs Greenberg and I am so happy to see you again.”

Many years have passed since my nursing home ministry days and God promoted me to a higher level of worship, learning the guitar.  Many years later, around 1997, God promoted my faithfulness to ministry by inspiring me to learn and compose on the guitar. (I’d been assailed by several serious crisis and was isolated and not ministering with anyone).  Now that I had a guitar, more doors were opened to minister in various capacities. I saw miraculous moves of God as I served people in hospital  visitation, bedside ministry and even funerals. Distraught people would suddenly be peaceful when I sang and played my guitar.

One memorable event that happened 10 years ago was being invited by my husband’s best friend to minister to his dying father. After the funeral, while enjoying  our meal, after the funeral, a prophetess approached my husband. She told Mark hat while I was singing my new song, Psalm 91 on the guitar at the podium,  she saw cherubim dancing and celebrating! I was pretty astounded and am convinced of God’s power through our passionate worship.

That being said,  we intercessors , Christian leaders and worship psalmists need to have a talk with Dr. Birke about the supernatural and miraculous anointing that flows through singing-worshiping our heavenly Father and Jesus. Two precious  christian sisters, ( truth-seekers0 Lyn Leaz and Celeste sSolum), speak in detail about the power of worship.  Folks, if you don’t understand the power of worship, you need to read and meditate on Paul and Silas’s miraculous prison breakout in  the book of Acts, chapter 16. God inhabits the praises of His people. His people. Are you one of His people? How can you be sure?

Ephesians 5:19 tells us to  Speak to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Our weapon of warfare is our praise and worship.Our worship also draws the assistance of God’s angels to minister in our time of need, (as happened when I ministered in song at that funeral).

The Bible gives us an astounded account of praising the Lord in the beauty of Holiness when confronted by an intimidating enemy. King Jehoshaphat won an amazing victory over a formidable foe, a vast army, when he appointed the worship singers to front his battalions.  Dr.Birke, you need to read the bible yourself and understand that God’s remnant cannot be defeated by any foe or  plague because we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by our testimony!

Friend, I pray as you read and meditate on the precious and powerful scriptures and prayers in this blog, you will walk in full confidence that you are whole and protected in the shelter of God’s wings!

I also encourage you to check out the many people who have been healed from Covid-19, Aids, Dementia, Lyme Disease, Stroke, Heart failure and many others on the 700 Club testimonials  and through many other anointed healers like Becky Dvorak

Lyn and Celeste say a prayer at the end of this video.  Call upon the name of the Lord, Jehovah, and you will be saved. Rom 10 :13. Call upon Him while He may be found. Seek Him with All your heart soul and spirit, then He will be your  shelter and  refuge.

Keep on Singing. Keep on worshiping and praise Him in thankfulness and adoration. May the peace  Shalom of God be upon you today and forever.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sinneh
    Jun 17, 2020 @ 18:38:20

    We sing everyday! And I have watched her videos. Thanks for sharing Anita

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  2. George and Sophia Sophia Mackiewicz
    Jul 30, 2020 @ 18:28:18

    Hi Anita, good blog too. first time I saw it my friend. The church must never stop singing as when anything of merit occurred in the bible the singers came before the priests to set the tone for the victory. We must not be afraid, because Jesus emphasized “Do not Fear. We all need to remember this, when tired, sick and discourage. Me first. Blessings loved one, the Grace and Mercy of our Lord go with you every moment.

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