Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space in your paper to make some supportive points (of my opinion) on the above heading. First, may we applaud our President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Pastor Obed Moses Tallis for committing to declare this ‘State of Emergency’ which is set to last for 14 days i.e. 2 weeks. Many were listening to his Statement on radio at the time of declaration. It was also a heart-felt (confession) prayer which he delivered for the nation.

Did you remember the date that the Declaration was delivered by the Head of State? Yes, 26th of March, 2020. I think this date is very significant and a coincidence according to a Biblical reference in the Old Testament. If we look in scripture – Isaiah 26: 20 (K.J.V.) – the 26 matches the date 26th of March and the 20 matches the year (20)20. Let us quote what this text (verse) say: “Come, my people. Enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment. Until the indignation is past.” We see that this date and year match well with the chapter and verse in Isaiah. I’m sure a few or some others may have realized this. The word ‘chamber’ here may refer to the house (room), home or (the work-place). The word ‘indignation’ may refer to anger or wrath (of God). (my opinion). So let’s stay back more indoors or at home or even a safe work-place, etc. during this S.O.E. at the right times imposed.

[If you read on to verse 21, and I quote: “For behold the Lord comes out of His place; To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will also disclose her blood. And will no more cover her slain”.] (iniquity here means: sin, wickedness and injustice).

What is currently happening in the world concerning this epidemic is the Lord’s will and anger. God is intervening Himself in world affairs. (my opinion). The earth and all its fullness thereof belongs to Him. Please take note of verse 21 above.

Families, let’s obey and follow the “State of Emergency’ imposed by our Authorities (President/ Government) for our safety sake. Romans 13: 1 – 5 (K.J.V.) reads – “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” (Please read the rest of the verses). And authorities here refer to the President, Government, etc. So let’s respect and strictly follow the ‘State of Emergency Order’ imposed. (No pleiplei long ‘State of Emergency). We do not know when this Coronavirus Epidemic (around the globe) will last. This is serious – it is a matter of life and death. But we should continue to pray that the Lord will protect and cover the nation of Vanuatu with His wings.

What is coming from our State Authorities is a directive and favor from God Himself as we’ve read in Isaiah 26: 20 & also Romans 13: 1.

‘Long live the President and Government of the Republic of Vanuatu’.

Thanks to Daily Post Editor for allowing this space, and thanks to Freedom of Expression.

From Genuine Ni-Vanuatu Citizen – T.T.

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