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Literature / Prose / Non-Fiction / Philosophical
Friend, when you have something important to discuss with a person, do you present the matter to them while they are playing a video game? The answer is of course not! You need to present the matter to them in an environment, where there are no distractions.
Could this pandemic be Godâ€™s way to remove all the distractions in peopleâ€™s lives, to discuss an important matter with them? So He can have peopleâ€™s undivided attention.
What could Godâ€™s massage be, that He would allow a plaque to bring the civilize world to its knees?
First, would be that mankind needs to repent from dethroning God, as authority in the earth.
God has created the institutions of marriage, family, and government.
Mankind has perverted these institutions, and also has tried to eliminate them all together.
The wicked people of power and position, are talking about ushering a new one world government, and eliminating the family unit, and privet property ownership, and inforce communal living.
All in the name of combating this pandemic.
Godâ€™s could be warning us that the last seven years of manâ€™s history on the know earth is quickly approaching.
Godâ€™s warning could also be that the hour of salvation and repentance of one soul is now, for none of us are promise a tomorrow.
God could also be warning people that the hour of Jesus Christ, coming to take His children out of the world, be taken to heaven, so that the devil may send His anti-Christ to take authority over the governments and religions of the world and submit them to His rule.
He will force all mankind to make allegiance with Him, and be His foot soldier again the true God.
Any resistance will be met with the penalty of death. All who will align themselves with the Anti-Christ will be thrown into the lake of fire with him, when Jesus comes back to the earth a second time to set up His one thousand year reign.
Another reason God allow disaster, is liken to a doctor who removes a cancerous part of the body to prevent the decease from spreading to other part of the body, and prevent death.
I believe that mankindâ€™s spiritual cancer is his sin nature. Throughout the history of man, his soul wander from God, and the cancer of sin take offer his whole being to the point nothing good dwells in them. Noah's Flood in Genesis 6:9-9:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) is the first biblical record of sin taking over the whole human race to the point it effected every part of his being.
Genesis 6:9-7: New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, [a]blameless in his [b]time; Noah walked with God. 10 Noah [c]became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
13 Then God said to Noah, â€śThe end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. 14 Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall [d]cover it inside and out with pitch. 15 This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred [e]cubits, its breadth fifty [f]cubits, and its height thirty [g]cubits. 16 You shall make a [h]window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from [i]the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17 Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. 18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the arkâ€”you and your sons and your wife, and your sonsâ€™ wives with you. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. 21 As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them.â€ť 22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
7 Then the Lord said to Noah, â€śEnter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this [j]time. 2 You shall take [k]with you of every clean animal [l]by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; 3 also of the birds of the [m]sky, [n]by sevens, male and female, to keep [o]offspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4 For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.â€ť 5 Noah did according to all that the Lord had commanded him.
6 Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water [p]came upon the earth. 7 Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sonsâ€™ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood. 8 Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground, 9 there went into the ark to Noah [q]by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 It came about after the seven days, that the water of the flood [r]came upon the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noahâ€™s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the [s]floodgates of the sky were opened. 12 The rain [t]fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
13 On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noahâ€™s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, 14 they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after [u]their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, [v]all sorts of birds. 15 So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life. 16 Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the Lord closed it behind him.
17 Then the flood [w]came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. 18 The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark [x]floated on the [y]surface of the water. 19 The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains [z]everywhere under the heavens were covered. 20 The water prevailed fifteen [aa]cubits higher, and the mountains were covered. 21 All flesh that [ab]moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; 22 of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. 23 Thus He blotted out [ac]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [ad]sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark. 24 The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
God has to thin the Herd.
Definition of thin the herd: In the original sense, it means to reduce the size of one's livestock by removing the (genetically) weaker animals from the group.
When God thins the herd, it is to prevent total depravity from mankind in researching the black plaque, I found out the pandemic took place during a time of prosperity and population explosions.
It seem to be a recurring trait about mankind, when he is prospering, he forget who gave him the increases.
Here is a Bible that support this observation. I might add that I pray this verse often for myself.
Proverbs 30:7-9 "I ask two things from you, Lord. Don't refuse me before I die. 8 Keep me from lying and being dishonest. And don't make me either rich or poor; just give me enough food for each day. 9 If I have too much, I might reject you and say, 'I don't know the Lord.' If I am poor, I might steal and disgrace the name of my God.
When man move away from God, He no long practice the ways of God. He no longer see his fellow man as created in the image of God. He no longer obey Godâ€™s fist commandment. To love God will you being, and love your neighbor as yourself.
Man that turn from God, turn into an animal that has rabies. Without God intervening throughout history, Manâ€™s unchecked sin nature would have cause their own extinction.
God intervene in manâ€™s affairs, so that His salvation plan, will reach every soul, that those who are willing to receive a place on the life raft can get to safety, and those who want to go down to the bottom of the ocean, have that choice.
I believe God is in control over all that take place in the physical and spiritual planes. I believe the disasters that have plaque this planet throughout history, began in the Garden of Eden, when man first committed the first act of disobedience against God.
The result of their rebellion, Godâ€™s creation which was made without blemish, now was under the power of Death and decay. Notice before the fall of man, they live in the garden naked, just like the rest of the creature God made. Could the reason why man became ashamed of his physical body, after his fall, be that his body which once was immortal, indestructible, now began to die? Now theyâ€™re bodies would be subjected to harm by a plaque world?
They could not hide their act of disobedience from God. Thou their soul are immortal, their bodies became mortal. God told Adam and eve what would happen if they ate from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God could have destroyed them right there and then, but He had compassion on they and came up with a salvation plane.
My friend this virus will not wipe mankind of the face of the earth. Doctor will not come up with a medical cure out of their cleverness. But God will give them the answer, to bring this pandemic to an end, when His purpose has been achieved.
So Friend repentance begins in our own heart. Stop living in rebellion to God. Stop sitting on His throne in your heart. If you havenâ€™t given your life to Christ, do it right now.
If you are a Christian give up your pet sins, and give him rein in your life. Pray for Godâ€™s healing in the world, and pray for our leaders.
Being a Christian does not mean we will not be touched by the disaster that take place in this world, but we know we have overcome our biggest enemy and that is eternal separation from God, for being uncleaned from the stain of sin on our soul.
When God is finished judging Evil, we will dwell on a new Earth with Him, We will be made immortal both body and soul.
Written by Stephen J. Vattimo 4/1/2020
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