What if God Takes Responsibility for the Virus?
This message is for three different groups of people: those who do not believe in God, those who are religious, and those who are spiritual. Of all three groups, there are many who would ask the question, why would God send such a deadly plague to innocent people and allow this kind of suffering? To those people, the reason is because of disobedience and cruelness within world leadership, and because God is making a change.
First, for the unbelieving; they who do not believe in God, Allah, Christ or Buddha or any other deity presence, they are counted among the population and their unbelief is not exempt from the plague. In fact, they are more vulnerable to it than anyone who does believe in God. They would be considered collateral damage or a casualty of war, simply for the reason of unbelief. It takes faith to move God.
Refusing to acknowledge God also exempts them from His grace and His mercy and any protection against the evils of the world. Though unbelievers refuse to acknowledge God, He remains faithful and would love and protect them despite their waywardness, under certain circumstances; those circumstances being repentance and simple acknowledgment of Him.
However, if they refuse His grace and mercy and get ill from the plague, the consequences will come as natural and they will come close to death or will die. Many people are vehemently resistant to the idea of a Supreme Being and would rather die in believing there is nothing after death but darkness; however, that is not certain and remains to be seen once their life is over.
Second, there are the religious people who attend church, pay tithes and quote Bible scriptures religiously, yet they practice the traditions of men instead of true faith toward God. However, there is a passage spoken by Jesus where he says he "never knew you." Matthew 7:23. What he meant by that is those people did not have a true connection to him through His Holy Spirit. They only professed to know Him but did not actually do what he asks.
They pretend to do all the things the Bible ask of believers but their works lacked faith and actual trust in God. The parable of the ten Virgins explains this phenomenon in St. Matthew 25:1. These are people who visit the sick but have no real faith in God's healing powers. They give money to the poor but live lavish lifestyles and protect their wealth from the poor.
They believe that people should have faith in God and if so, they would not contract the virus or no evil will happen to them. Biblically they are right to have faith in God but if they are part of the group that never knew Christ, their faith is in vain because they lack trust in God. They brave the virus by going to church despite lockdown orders and refuse to stop worshipping God under government orders. This is why the church leaders and their members who defied the lockdown orders contracted the virus anyway.
This group also includes people who do not go to church but believe in God and who also do not actually know Him. They are defiant of the lockdown orders simply because they despise the government. They too, may contract and die from the virus. Neither group is fully protected from God's grace and mercy because of disobedience and a lack of faith and trust.
They believe they are fighting against an evil (government) that is trying to stop them from worshipping God or limiting them from living a normal life, but if it is God that has sent the virus, then they are actually fighting against God, and they will never win. "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" Ecclesiastes 3:1.
Before we go into the spiritual believers group, the logic and concept behind why God would send a virus on humanity comes from the Bible's Old Testament book of Exodus 6:6, which reads:
"Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:"
In keeping with the imagery of the Bible, the children of Israel represent the people, citizens, (workers) of the world. The Egyptians are the wealthy and the governments of the world, and the bondage is oppression, injustice, constant war and all other cruelties against humanity. God has come to deliver (save) His people from the evils of the world. The great judgments are how God will deliver the people from the oppressors; by breaking down their unjust systems, interrupting their money flow, and making the strength of their armed forces irrelevant.
When God judged Egypt, he used plagues (such as frogs, locust, lice), famine (killing cattle), polluted waters, days of darkness, and eventually death to the first born sons of Egypt. The timing is uncanny because God pushed His agenda on Egypt around what is now called Easter, and the resurrection of the Messiah. Moreover, the tradition of Passover was created during the time of God's judgment of Egypt which represented the protection of His chosen people.
Passover is April 8 to April 16, 2020. The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew calendar. God instructed the children of Israel to sacrifice an animal and use the blood to spread above the doorways and alongside the doors so when He came through he would see the blood and pass over the house. This was protection from the last plague against the Egyptians, which was death.
"And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt." Exodus 12:13.
Today, the blood of Christ represents protection against the evils of the world, which brings us to the spiritual believers. Those who God know are those who possess His Holy Spirit. They are those chosen by Him as anointed and called for certain works. They can go to church or not and they can go in and out and find pasture. They are covered in the blood of Christ from the new birth thus automatically protecting them against such plagues.
Death is but a step toward the Kingdom and fear does not rule them. Neither does defiance, disobedience, cruelty or hatred toward strangers. To them, faith is trusting in the protections of God while abiding by the rules of society without fear. God is not attacking the innocent out of cruelty; He is punishing the wicked with judgment, and He is making the crooked places straight and turning the darkness into light.
God is transforming the world by exposing the evils of the wealthy and government authority and extending His hand of grace and peace toward humanity. He is showing the world that there is another way; that we do not have to suffer long under the hands of evil men. His main message being; the ways of the world are not His ways, and its thoughts are not His thoughts. Those who believe and die are saved, yet live forever more.