Demonic activity will often manifest in some form of oppression or disability, even disease. But the question remains relevant as the virus travels across the oceans to Manhattan. Drug companies give some assurance that a vaccine would soon be ready and cure serums soon on the shelves.
Demonic activities tends to be more resilient. They thrive on godlessness and lifestyles that the Creator describes in His word – as sinful. We are in times, when we assume sin is limited to what we disapprove or can dislike – but we would be God if that were the case. Only a prayerful study of the word of God reveals to the broken heart what is or not sin.
Exo 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
John_10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
The thief is the father of demons. He tells us that sin is funny, entertaining and should be accommodated while he works to steal, kill and destroy … with his army of carnage afflicting the undiscerning.
When Christ saw the man infirmed, He told him … John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. 15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
Jesus always connected infirmity with sin. Back on Ebola, do we then say there is more sin in West Africa where it is devouring the population? The answer to sin is Christ, who paid the price for our sin … the stripes on His back by which we were healed.
So many questions. But there are answers as well …for the Bible also says
Rom_5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Where there is more sin, there is also more grace. It is better news to shout that there is more grace in Africa … even when demonic activity advertises its work better on all the networks … and presidents take note with fright of the damage it can unleash. Few note the work of grace and how billions are preserved not because of any medical prowess.
Viruses cannot fight the finished work of Christ, nor can any plague stand where the blood of Christ has covered or where His light shines … they need to find cracks abiding in the nooks of our free thinking which have completely expelled the greater reality and healing power in godliness.
If Ebola is a disease, our drugs will soon turn it to history …if it were a demon, it will change forms and bring along many cousins and friends to torment those who have made the choice to come under the jurisdiction of the destroyer, Satan.
Zec_3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
May we be as His chosen brands plucked out by God, by His grace … out of the fire of sin and troubles. Amen