Commentary By: Gordon King
The new Corona Virus, COVID-19, is a real virus and it is a threat, however, just how bad of a threat is it? I mean, we have many other illnesses that have taken the lives of many, many people, this is not to say that the lives lost from the COVID-19 virus are any less important, of course not, but we must try to keep things in perspective.
The world didn’t shut down when tens of thousands of people die every year of the flu, or from Ebola virus, SARS, or any other illness out there, we just haven’t seen it happen and the world goes on! Yet now for some very strange reason the spread of COVID-19 has caused mass fear and knee jerk reactions.
No one knows how bad this virus will get as far as how many people will die from it, but we do know that it is mainly a deadly disease to those who are already medically compromised or have a weakened immune system, mostly its the elderly people who are most at risk, and then it is those who are mostly medically compromised.
The media and the governments have helped to spread fear among the masses, they have created hysteria and panic in and throughout the world and they continue to do so each day that this goes on. This fear and panic has caused a chain reaction which is crippling society at large, and we are only seeing the beginning of it!
For some reason there has been a run on toilet paper and paper towels at Costco, for whatever reason people think that they need these items in a crisis situation, I’m not really sure why?! Most people want a clean bum, but there are other options available, I just don’t get it? I was raised in earthquake country, and we were taught to prepare by having bottled water, food stored away, flash lights, batteries, medications, and first aid supplies. But hey, this is a minor problem when you think about it, things could really get out of control very fast if this continues as it is.
We are already seeing the closure of schools, sporting events, and congregations of people in large numbers, even in church. We are being told by government officials that we need to stay away from people, to quarantine ourselves if we feel ill, and to not go out in public if we don’t have to. As more people are diagnosed with the virus then there will be more closures, more businesses having to close because of the lack of employees available, governments will tell us not to go out at all, people will be forced by the government to quarantine themselves, more and more fear. The supply chain will suffer, stores will suffer, and ultimately all of us will suffer because items that we need will be unavailable. This will turn into a full blown crisis of biblical proportions! It is affecting every area of our lives including the economy, our livelihood, our way of life, the decisions we make on a daily basis.
At this point in time the fear of COVID-19 is much worse than the virus itself! It is setting off chain reactions, it is causing fear in people’s hearts, yet just how many people are coming to the Lord, I just don’t see it.
I don’t have all of the answers, I don’t know just how bad this virus will get, I don’t know how long it will last, I don’t know. But I do know that God is in control of all things. I know that this is not the end. I know that we are not in the Tribulation period yet, I know this for sure!
The sudden spread of this unknown virus is suspect in my mind, it just doesn’t make any sense, and it came about so fast, spread so quickly, and became an international crisis overnight! The globalists say that the world is overpopulated, that we need to reduce the population, hmmm, suspect! We know that during the Tribulation period there will be a cashless society, we also know that there is an elite group of people that are working towards a cashless society and in some countries they are very close to it. There was talk about how the handling of cash could spread the Corona Virus, the WHO denies saying that, however, it doesn’t really matter at this point, the thought is already out there! The fear of COVID-19 is causing more damage than the virus itself, the globalists will never let a crisis go to waste, and the fear of the masses give the globalists an open road towards their goals of a One World Government.
The main points here is that COVID-19 is not the end of the world! How do I know? Because the bible tells me so! There are many things in this world that will cause people to fear and this is just one of them. The world has much to fear, but those who are born-again have nothing to fear for God is with us and we know where we are going, Amen.
What we see happening in the world today are merely foreshadows, precursors of things to come! The things that are coming upon this world during the Tribulation period will be much, much worse than anything we see happening in the world today!
The world is a difficult place to live, especially for the believer in Jesus Christ, and it will get worse until He comes to take us home, we are not promised a life free from tribulation, but we are promised to be raptured before the Tribulation period, to escape the wrath to come!
God is telling us something, He is telling us to turn to Him, that He is in control, that He is the life and the way, that in these trying times we should turn to Him. God is warning the world that things will get bad, that they will get worse, that man is not in control but He is, that they can be saved if they turn to Him and to Him only!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!