Dear Lighthouse Trails:
This is a tad bit curious in my opinion. One and a half million people infected globally around the world from the virus and 80,000 deaths and the world comes to a screeching halt. Meanwhile, 900,000 people were infected and 80,000 of them died just two years ago of the flu in the United States1 alone and not a peep. Call me crazy, but something is seriously odd about that.
In addition, according to the World Health Organization, 650,000 people die annually from the flu2 and not a peep again.
Some try to argue that the world is taking this so serious because millions might die. The problem with that kind of logic lies in the word “might.” It is speculation that millions will die. Maybe they will, and maybe they won’t. We do know for certain that 650,000 die each year from the flu, and again, the world does not come to a screeching halt, which tells me something greater is going on here. And I believe that it might have something to do with the fact (not speculating) that this event is being used to draw the world together in common cause. Needless to say, the result is that the New Age agenda is being advanced by leaps and bounds.
What I see happening is a slick magician’s trick. As the world is busy focusing on the what if scenario (freaking out about what might happen, which always bypasses logic), it has become blinded to the fact that this event is definitely being used to shape the global mind and bring the world (and church at large) one step closer to coming together to save the planet. Pretty clever!
The entire story has all the earmarks of a staged event coupled with mass propaganda. Is it a real virus? No doubt. But I believe there is much more going on here than meets the eye.
All that to say, we all need to be super vigilant as things pick up steam because the Bible promises that as more and more events unfold, greater and greater deception will come (to the point of strong delusion setting in if we are not careful).
There is something else going on here.
LTRP Comments: Frankly, until this current pandemic, we had no idea influenza was causing so many deaths every year. As you said, M.T., we know the illness itself that is now taking so many lives is not a hoax, but as you are suggesting, there is more to this than meets the eye. The fact is, Satan and evil powers behind the scene have an agenda, and that agenda can never be good. Satan is the father of lies and death so anything he is behind is not going to produce anything good. Furthermore, we know from Scripture that our Adversary’s plans are going to play out according to the Bible’s prophecies, until the Lord says enough. In the end, we know it is the Lord who is the Victor.
For us, here at Lighthouse Trails, we are praying that the Lord will show us how we are to live, to minister, to work, and to help during these birth pangs. We will probably never know all the evil deceptive schemes that are behind many of these “sorrows” (Matthew 24:8), but we don’t really have to know; all we have to do is strive to be faithful and pray to be used of Him.
There is no doubt that Satan and his minions will use COVID-19 to their advantage to accomplish their purposes. In a way, it has entrapped the whole world currently, but God can and will also use it for His purposes; and one of those purposes of God is to draw people to Himself (John 12:32) that they might know Him and believe on Him (John 3:16).
So while we don’t know all the evil intentions going on behind the scene, we do know that the world is in a crisis, that God knows about it and is watching, and that we have opportunity to share His truth and His salvation with anyone who will listen and to hopefully offer something to believers to encourage their hearts and help build their faith.
We find this to be an extremely challenging time. It is greatly troubling and perplexing. But, in even our own fears and concerns, we know that our Redeemer lives! And as Paul said, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.” (2 Cor. 4:8)
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