Updates on Coronavirus
Grace and Peace CORCC Family,
Due to the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) global pandemic, guidance released from the CDC, and the Governor of Hawaii, Gov. David Ige, it is prudent that we implement precautious measures to ensure our CORCC Team is safe.
Effective immediately, (Wednesday, March 18, 2020), we will suspend all church activities until further notice: Wednesday Night Bible Studies, Breakthrough Prayer, WOE, Devout Men Ministry, Ravens Nest, Ministerial Training classes, all Sunday services, in-person planning meetings, rehearsals and scheduled gatherings.
We encourage you to stay connected via CORCC website, email, and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) as we offer updates and additional information about future online broadcasting, we will also keep you updated as to when our services will resume.
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM OUR PASTOR
Grace and Peace To The Household of Faith at CORCC:
Concerning the Coronavirus that’s gripping the nation and world with fear. I want to admonish those of the household of faith that now is the time to take hold of Ephesians 6:11-20 and be fully equipped with the amour of God. It’s time to stand firm in your faith, having on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, feet shod with the gospel of peace, the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. This is the time to embrace God’s word.
As the world is acting and reacting to every announcement concerning this virus, the saints of God will stand firm on these declarations:
We Will Not Fear
Psalms 46:1-2 & II Timothy 1:7
We Will Trust God
Proverbs 3:5a & Psalms 91:2
We Will Be Sober and Vigilant
1 Peter 5:8
No Plague Will Come Nigh My Dwelling
God Is Keeping Me
Remember We Are:
One Team. One Vision. One Mission. One Voice. One Fight
Philippians 4:6 (MSG)
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down”.
DWELLING AND ABIDING IN HIS PRESENCE, AS WELL AS, STAYING QUARANTINED AND SANITIZED IS THE SHIELD OF FAITH AGAINST THE DARTS OF THE VIRUS!
Romans 12:1-2 (AMP)
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.
“And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].”
Isaiah 26:3-4 (AMP)
“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].”
“Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner], For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].”
Since the Coronavirus arrived on the scene it has become a VIRAL STRONGHOLD.
Remember the word according to II Corinthians 10:4 (AMP)
“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the OVERTHROW AND DESTRUCTION OF STRONGHOLDS.”
The Coronavirus epidemic has now been declared a pandemic according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). People are being told to quarantine themselves, stay out of crowds, sanitize things they come into contact with and thoroughly wash hands.
Quarantine is an interesting word, it is a place of isolation, solitude, a place where you are considered safe. Just as the CDC and WHO is recommending people quarantine themselves for safety, we as the children of God find safety in the Word.
Psalms 91:1- 4 (MSG)
“You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, SHIELDS YOU FROM DEADLY HAZARDS. His huge outstretched arms protect you—under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.”
Acts 17:28 a, c (KJV)
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being…we are also his offspring”
“for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” …
Have no fear JESUS is near, actually he is HERE!
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free…”
STAND FAST, BE WISE, FEAR NOT
YOU ARE QUARANTINED
John 15:7 (MSG)
“Jesus said...if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon.”
Saints of God know that you are “QUARANTINED” in his presence and no plague will come neigh your dwelling!!!!!!
The news has been giving us constant reports and updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the World Health Organization concerning preparation and defense in combating the Coronavirus. I am giving you what thus says the Lord. 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝟐𝟒:𝟑𝟓 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐆𝐨𝐝’𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲Since God’s word will stand then all else will fall and fail, becoming our defense against the virus that will surely pass away. We are told in 𝟏 𝐏𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓:𝟖 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫.Saints of God this is not the 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 to be 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐎𝐔𝐑𝐄𝐃.
𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟎 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐨𝐰, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬.It is the name of Jesus that will handcuff, shackle and destroy this virus. We must continually stand on God’s word and pray. 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝟓:𝟏𝟔 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡.Many times, it’s those who are in cold climates that are affected the most, but seldom those in hot climates.
I have been told that viruses struggle in areas of heat. 𝐈 𝐀𝐃𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐒𝐇 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐍 𝐔𝐏 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐓! 𝐖𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐮𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐨𝐝!𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐬 𝟑𝟒:𝟏, 𝟑.
𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐆𝐎𝐃 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐌𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐇 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐍 𝐔𝐏 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐓!
DR. JAMES MCKOY, MD
CDC and Who Guidelines
Basic protective measures against the coronavirus:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.