Having now killed more than 200 people and climbing, and spread to a confirmed 18 different countries, the Coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). The name “Corona” means crown or halo in Spanish and Latin, making this the “Crown Virus”. What is truly staggering is the number of people currently under quarantine in mainland China where the virus came from. 16 cities, 46 million people, are currently not allowed to enter or leave their respective cities without official permission making this the largest quarantine in world history. Public transportation has been shut down and the Chinese New Year holiday has been extended to keep people from work until the virus is contained.
Reports from the remnant trapped in these cities has been telling. One believer in one of the quarantine zones described the feeling and situation as being totally hopeless and helpless, but continued on to say that when the remnant came together to pray and worship, hope and shalom was restored. She said that for them it was as if Adonai was preparing them for what the end times would be like, being completely reliant on Elohim for everything.
As we have been praying for our brothers and sisters in Yeshua in China and elsewhere who are being effected by the virus, the thorny crown on Yeshua’s head continued to play across our eyes in the spirit, the blood dripping from His head. “And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and put a reed in His right hand [as a scepter]. Kneeling before Him, they ridiculed Him, saying, “Hail (rejoice), King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:29). The blood that flowed from His head is the same blood that makes us free of sickness and death, this virus included.
We are redeemed by Yeshua from the curse of the law when He became a curse for us upon the cross (Galatians 3:13), and this “Crown Virus” has no power over the blood that poured from His head and broke the curse of sin and death. The serpent crown of Pharaoh that is the mentality of fear and slavery that the enemy is trying to impose has already been shattered, and now we wear the helmet of salvation (Ephesians 6:17). This armor of God blocks the schemes of the devil (Ephesian 6:11) and the thoughts that led Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and give up his crown to satan. Now through the thorny, bloody crown of Yeshua, the second Adam, we have been saved, redeemed and have the antidote against this virus. Take off the crown of Pharaoh and dawn the crown of Christ! Now is the time to anoint yourselves with His blood just as the Hebrews did their doorposts on Passover (Exodus 12:23), and be free of the fear and slave mindset and the physical illness that satan is attempting to impose through this virus. You are protected by His blood from this evil virus”. There is immeasurable power in just one drop of the blood of Yeshua! The One Whose eyes are a flame of fire, and on Whose head are many royal crowns (Revelation 19:12), and beneath Whose feet has been put all things (false crowns and sickness) (1 Corinthians 15:27) is the One who protects you and keeps you from harm!
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin [by which it brings death] is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)! You are conquerers through Christ seated at the table He has set before you in the midst of your enemies (Psalm 23). We declare the blood of Yeshua over all of you that is victory over death, and continue to thank God that He will provide everything you need in these unprecedented times. From the ends of the earth and everywhere in between we stand with you fully armored knowing that YHWH is with You (Emmanuel) and for you and is every bit of Who He says He is. Stay strong mighty people of the Most High and be washed by the blood of the King of kings!