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God loves you and wants you to have a beautiful life on this earth, and upon leaving

this world His desire is for your soul not to perish, but to take part in eternal happiness
in the Kingdom of God. The golden verse of the Bible says this: “For God so loved the
world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not
perish, but have eternal life.” (John 316 NASB)
Are you a disciple of Jesus Christ? How do you know this?

CORONAVIRUS
If you’ve made the firm decision to follow God and to become a disciple of Jesus
Christ, you will receive the Holy Spirit, so that you can live a righteous life. Here are
the first few important things you should do systematically in order to grow in faith: Stay safe
1. Read the entire Bible. Read the New Testament first and then the Old Testament. and overcome fear
When questions come up while reading, search for the answers on the site
www.moldovacrestina.md/en or other credible Christian website.
2. Study the Bible. Reading and studying are different things. Reading is just one part
of the process of studying. Begin to systematically study the Bible, so that you can
live a righteous life. In this time of epidemic, I recommend that you study the course
“Lord, I Want to Know You,”. (QR code at the bottom)
3. After the Coronavirus earch in your town for a living church, where people come
with a sincere desire to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and where the pastor gives
healthy teaching from the Bible and lives according to this teaching. If you live in
Chisinau, we invite you to Biserica Buna Vestire, “Good News Church” (str. Ciocârliei
2/8). Services are held Sunday at 1400, Tuesday is the youth meeting at 1800, and
Thursday we have a time of prayer at 1830. We will be happy for you to join us. We
are a Romanian speaking church, but we will offer translation for you. May God bless
you and keep you!

PASTOR VASILE FILAT


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The plague or pestilence, also called the Black Death of the Middle Ages, broke out in approach you.
1328 in China and caused the population to drop from 125 million to 90 million in just
8 You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked.
fifty years. Around 7,500 victims of the disease were dying every day. In the year 1347,
the Mongols were attacking the fortified Genoese commercial center Kaffa (today 9 For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.
Feodosia), in Crimea. Decimated by the plague, they gave up the attack, but before 10 No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.
retreating, with the help of huge catapults, they threw over the city walls a few corpses
11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.
of plague victims. Later, a few of the Genoese who defended Kaffa boarded ships to
escape the disease that was devastating the city, thus taking that disease to all the 12 They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone.
ports they passed through. In a few months, the plague spread through all of Europe 13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample
and into northern Africa. In around two years, one third of the population of Europe
down.
died in the most disastrous demographic catastrophe. In 1351, the first assault of the
black plague ended. The medieval historian Froissart estimated that approximately 14 “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high,
one third of the global population died from that wave of the black plague. This fact because he has known My name.
has been confirmed by contemporary researchers, as well. 700 years have passed,
15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him
and medicine has advanced considerably, but mankind has found itself powerless in
the face of a new pandemic. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is rapidly entering the coun- and honor him.
tries of the world, despite all of the measures taken by the World Health Organization, 16 “With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.”
governments, airline companies, etc.
How do you think the new COVID-19 will progress and how will the world be affect- Compile a list with everything you learn about epidemic.
ed?

Are you worried about the possibility of your loved ones being infected with How does God act and what does He do in a time of epidemic?
COVID-19? Do you admit that you could contract coronavirus?

Let’s study a text from the Bible in order to understand God’s perspective on this What does God expect from people when an epidemic or any other danger comes?
epidemic, what He wants to communicate through it, and what we should do to protect
ourselves and our loved ones. Read Psalm 91 and circle the words that refer to
epidemic or disease (plague, pestilence, destruction) together with pronouns and
synonyms.

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. How is your relationship with God?

2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!”
3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pesti-
lence.
What will you do to protect yourself from the new coronavirus?
4 He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His
faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day;
6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not