A common theme among my Christian circles during this coronavirus crisis has been Psalm 91.
However, while meditating on the psalm, I’ve had a persistent thought that the promises of the psalm are conditional; that is, that the numerous blessings spoken of in the psalm are applicable only to those who “dwell in the shelter of the Most High”.
It has led me to wonder who might be those who could be counted to be dwelling in the shelter of the Most High.
At the same time, I have also been seeking the Lord for a word concerning the coronavirus situation in Singapore.
During one recent night, I sensed the Lord stirring me up in the middle of my sleep to pray.
I spent about an hour in prayer before returning to sleep.
Within an instant of closing my eyes, I saw an image which I recognized to be the Bride of Christ. Seconds after I had identified the image, I fell into deep sleep.
A few days later, I again meditated on the Psalm 91, but as I was doing so this time, the incident that had happened a few nights ago came back to mind.
What the Lord is speaking to me about the coronavirus situation in Singapore, I think, is that the focus of His attention is on His Bride, and that it is His Bride who has the habit of dwelling in the shelter of the Most High.
According to the Scripture, the Bride of Christ has a number of outstanding properties. These include the fact that she is being sanctified by Christ himself, so that He might present her “to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25-27).
Above all, the Bride of Christ is not a harlot who is preoccupied with the pleasures and other things of this world. Rather, she is a “pure virgin” (2 Corinthians 11:2) and she is making herself ready for her wedding (Revelation 19:7).
As a result of this insight, my focus has since not been on the coronavirus. Rather, my focus has been on the Lord Jesus, whom I perceive to be watching intently from heaven above on how His bride responds to this situation.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4; NKJV)