The Power of Rebuke (Bible Study)

By Kimberly Taylor

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One scripture is capturing my imagination in our current health crisis:

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

– Ephesians 3:20-21 (emphasis mine)

Imagine God using the power at work in His people to beat back the current health crisis for His glory.

How? Through the power of Rebuke. This is a matter of Spiritual warfare.

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Per Biblical example, we can affect destructive situations through the power of rebuke.

I like the way defines the word rebuke because you can see its intended effect:

The root comes from the Old French [word] rebuchier and means “to hack down,” or “beat back.” A rebuke, then, is meant to be critical and to chide — in today’s terms, a rebuke is a verbal smack-down!

Here are two Biblical examples of Jesus giving a Supernatural, verbal smack-down to affect a natural situation.

I believe that we can learn from these examples and apply them.

How Jesus rebuked in the Bible

The Bible records these 2 testimonies about Jesus using the power to rebuke:

  • In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus rebuked the wind and waves of the sea in the midst of a storm. The wind and waves obeyed His command and there was a great calm.
  • In Luke 4:38-39, Jesus rebuked a fever in Peter’s mother-in-law. The fever obeyed and left her.

Because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (see Hebrews 13:8), the power at work in Him then (the Holy Spirit) is the same power at work in us now, His disciples.

How God’s people can rebuke now

Following Jesus’ example, I believe that we have a duty to rebuke the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and its effects.

Don’t you think it deserves a verbal smack-down from God’s people for all the havoc it is causing?

Clearly, the Coronavirus is out of order! It is bringing death and destruction to the world.

I believe we can rebuke and bring back order for God’s glory:

  • We can rebuke the virus and command it to cease spreading, wither, and dry up from the roots in Jesus’ name (see Matthew 21:18-21)
  • We can rebuke the virus’ effects on people and command it to leave their bodies with no lasting effects, never to return, nor any other disease like it, in Jesus’ name

Stand Still and See the Lord’s Salvation

God makes His people a promise:

“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

– Matthew 18:18-19

Let’s agree to do the following to use our supernatural power to affect the natural world in this health crisis:

  1. Use our power of rebuke right where we are in Jesus’ name. Use it every time you hear a negative report about the virus to beat it back. I see every rebuke as like an ax strike to a tree.
  2. Submit to the governing authorities’ health and safety guidelines according to Romans 13:1-5.
  3. Be persistent in rebuking the virus and its effects on people in Jesus’ name.
  4. According to 1 Timothy 2:2, keep on praying ”for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

I pray that you agree with me in prayer and take the previous steps during this crisis consistently.

Let us expect that a supernatural healing will take place all around the world. We will not grow weary in doing good and have confidence that we will reap if we do not give up.

In that way, the world cannot deny that it was the Lord who worked this miracle, not man!

Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program

Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

  • Thank you so much for sharing that powerful testimony! ❤️ The mind has to be renewed by the powerful Word of God.

  • Thank you for your encouragement Kimberly. We are also feeling the very negative and weighty effects in Australia but I believe the Lord can work all things for good for those who trust him. We are really trying to also avoid the constant onslaught of media reports and just pay attention to government announcements and balance this with reading positive words of the Lord. Praying for friends and relatives in the U.S.

  • I praise the Lord for you Sister Kim. I agree with you and join you in rebuking the coronavirus in the mighty name of Jesus. I also pray all of our strength in the Lord do not grow weary and to expect the manifestation of help healing and wholeness in this world God bless

  • I pledge to rebuke this Virus! Today I will be performing Ultrasounds on Abortion Minded Girls. I need this Prayer to Protect Myself and Those I am trying to Help! Thank You for this Information!

  • I rebuke in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ this coronavirus affecting our families, friends, and world. Praise to our Lord, for He is worthy to be honored and praised. He is bigger than this. He promises to never leave us. I claim His promises. Thank you Lord.

  • Such a great word Kimberly and I’m standing in Faith with you now and have been commanding Coronavirus to go in Jesus Name and for Jesus to heal and rest on the many people who’ve been affected by this virus. This virus is rebuked and has to go by the authority in the name of Jesus! We have the Victory in His Mighty Name…JESUS!!

  • Beautiful Word…and I might add, we need to always rebuke anything in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, not in our own power.

  • Fantastic! Thank you for reminding us that there is certainly for us in this uncertain world; the certainty that powerful prayers are answered and that God is in control of it all. I am with you Kimberly.

  • EXCELLENT Kimberly. Thank you so much for the reminder. I had a cough most of yesterday, and last night the Holy Spirit reminded me of this teaching. I immediately rebuked it in the Name Jesus. I did not cough all night and only once this morning. The Lord has indeed given us the power. Praise His Holy Name, I have also rebuked the corona virus and call it dead in the Name of Jesus.

    Keep up your good work sister. I appreciate all your emails.

    Much continued blessings to you and yours,


    • Praising God with you, Carolina – God keeps His word! Thank you so much for your encouragement and multiplied blessings back to you.

    • Hi K – Thanks for your comment! Within the article, here is what to say to rebuke the virus, saying the part after the word ”command” in your own words:

      * We can rebuke the virus and command it to cease spreading, wither, and dry up from the roots in Jesus’ name (see Matthew 21:18-21)
      * We can rebuke the virus’ effects on people and command it to leave their bodies with no lasting effects, never to return, nor any other disease like it

  • I stand in agreement with you, Kimberly. What a powerful message. I rebuke the corona virus to be gone from our beautiful planet and all it’s peoples. In Jesus name, Amen.

  • I feel powerless in changing my eating habits. I seem to not be able to say no to my flesh in this regard. Will rebuking help that?

    • Hi Edith -Thanks for your question. If you have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you may FEEL you are powerless in changing your eating habits, but tell yourself the truth: You are NOT without power. You have the same power that raised Jesus from the dead living within you (see Romans 6:10-11) Here is an article that may help. If you take it to heart and live in this truth, it will make you free:

  • Glory to God Sis Kim! I will share this on FB, the leaders at church & with the students I’m in class with. You have truly equipped us! Thank you! ✝️

  • Thank you for this inspirational bible study. I believe God performed miracles in the past and he is doing them now. I rebuke this unclean spirit of corona virus in Jesus name. Amen

  • I agree with you kim, we need a supernatural healing. We need a miracle. I am sure we will wake up one day and find that God took care of it. But God is definitely sending us a message here. God wants us to change something. He wants us to understand that we are trying to take his place. There is a reset that must be done. The world can’t continue like before. Mindset reset is needed! God bless you all.

  • Thank you very much for this teaching! Rebuke the virus! God gave us the power to rebuke it and its effects on people. Do it every time!

    • Exactly Jeanne. No matter what the news says, let’s keep on beating it back through the power of rebuke until it is gone!

  • Thank you so much for this message! I had to post your link on my social media page so others could read this!!!!This too shall pass in the name of Jesus!

  • Wow, Kimberly! Thank you for this God-given powerful message. I stand with you in rebuking this virus and in submitting to the authority of our leaders and holding them up in prayer.

    May God be praised!

  • Exactly what I have been thinking this very morning!
    I am joining you, Kimberly, as you pray and as we acknowledge the power that we have as God’s children.

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