Abide, Anoint, and Plead the Blood of Jesus
Several weeks ago, the Lord began to speak to me concerning the Biblical term pestilence. I immediately began a Biblical word search to gain strategy for God's people as well as myself. While involved in an intense study, I was reminded that at the beginning of this year I gave a prophetic message and decree at our local church (Lifegate Church International in Hurst, TX) that we were to "be prepared for pestilence: learn the principles of the power in abiding in Christ, anointing our lives and homes, and applying the Blood to the doorposts" (prophecy and decree is paraphrased). I will explain more on this in a bit, but for now let's examine the term pestilence and how we can be "hidden in Christ" for divine protection.
Pestilence in the Old Testament is a Hebrew word that basically means "plague, to devour, to consume and to destroy." I believe it is safe to conclude that pestilence can be a plague (like a contagious disease) that attempts to destroy our health, our lives...(more)