Some years ago, during a hurricane passage, I felt fearful and an urge to stock up on some stuff during a hurricane.
Sounds legitimate, right?
When I started on my way, I felt both constraint and the anger of the Lord.
God doesn't operate in fear. He operates in faith. I was being motivated by the wrong voice and person.
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
F.E.A.R. - is False Evidence Appearing Real.
The huricane never came as forecasted....
Whereas I would never advise anyone to be foolish and disobey government advisories, we should always operate in faith and not fear. We must understand and come to grips with reality. This world belongs to God. He does or allows everything that happens. He is not the Some-Mighty God but the Almighty God. Every atom is under his power.
He knows our thoughts.
He feeds every creature.
He controls weather.
He has numbered our hair.
He records every word.
He decides who wins and who loses.
In short: we do live in a matrix, his matrix.
I tremble just writing this article. Let me digress but with purpose....
Everything in the world is following a pattern that is perfectly consistent with prophecy. Most churches are lost and fallen away from Biblical truth. A homosexual man was running for president of the United States, the seat of human authority.
The apparatus to mark every human where they won't be able to transact business without a code is not only possible but logical. (It makes perfect sense to put all of your personal and financial information on a microchip and insert in your body so it can't be stolen).
That said, we can look at life a little differently. Life is not chance and probability. Jesus said,
"All power is given to me in heaven and in earth."
This man, Jesus, is the Word of God. He is the programmer and architect of life and civilization. He has allowed this disease. Like the time he spoke to Pharaoh and told him to let his people go...or else! Pharaoh refused...
(God hardened his heart- really deep)
Pharaoh could have complied, nonetheless when you are arrogant, mercy is withheld, God will fight you!. God then proceeded to exact vengeance on proud Egypt.
These sorrows (earthquakes, pestilence, famine) will increase if the human race continues to abandon Gods Word and refuse to repent. Most people have embraced a very prideful, selfish, and licentious lifestyle. People refuse to be gracious, keep their word and help the poor and vulnerable.
Fornication, adultery, homosexuality and even murder are now acceptable (abortion is murder). Even worse, many are now provoking God to act by flaunting their vile behavior and scorning his existence.
Only a decade ago, these things were unheard of.
The Coronavirus fits very neatly into this time table. Don't listen to the many voices and conspiracy theorists. We reap what we sow, and the curse causeless will not come.
Humble yourself before God.
Fear will paralyze you. Fear will cause you to do very silly things like hoarding toilet paper. Faith will energize you to help the elderly and your vulnerable neighbors.
We should practice good hygiene whether there was a virus or not, to prevent infection and disease. As good citizens, we should listen and obey government advisories.
Nonetheless, it is foolish, counterproductive, and just very asinine to leave God out of the equation. Like scripture says,
Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." (Ps 127:1) .
The Lord is very gracious and merciful. If we humble ourselves, he will relent and save us. If we harden our hearts and become arrogant, like Egypt, he will destroy us.