Is COVID-19 A Warning To Our World From God?
Before I begin with my thoughts, let me share my core beliefs:
- I believe that God is not evil or creates evil.
- I believe that God allows events to happen to us.
- I believe that He can stop these events when He sees fit.
- I believe that God is the same as yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Now that you know my core beliefs, read my thoughts and see if you agree with them.
Like you, I am sure you remember 9/11. But what is more important than 9/11 is 9/12. On that day I believe our nation sincerely sought after God. We were scared. We looked to Him for hope, protection, and guidance.
The following years after 9/11 to February 2020, I have seen a decline in our nation seeking God. In fact I have witnessed our Nation pushing God out of the picture. We have gotten complacent. We are trading God for our modern day idols. For instance, just recently on social media, I had never seen so much hate. Democrat vs republican, states passing laws that it is OK to kill unborn children, I have witnessed sexual perversion at epic proportions. (A nine year old asking how do I tell the world I am gay?) These recent years have made me sad, as I am sure God is looking down and weeping of what we are becoming.
As Joshua Feuerstein said it best: "God has taken away everything we worship. God said, "You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don't want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can't go to church"
So did God cause this to happen? No
Did God allow this to happen to us? My thought is yes, and let me tell you why I think this. If you know your Old Testament Bible and it's history, look at Israel. Israel was worshipping God. They then started to do what we have done, put God last. God had to bring them back to Him, so He would allow their enemies to overtake them. This happened over and over and over again. They never learned!
Are we in this current cycle like Israel? God allows 9/11, we come back to him, stray away, then COVID-19. Has God allowed COVID-19 to bring us back to Him?
I can't help to think of this verse:
"If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." Chronicles 7:14
"Maybe we don't need a vaccine. Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world to have a personal revival, where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. JESUS." (Joshua Feuerstein)
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