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COVID 19’s Strange Behavior

I’m sure many of you saw TV news pictures of crowds in Asian countries re-acting to the threat of COVID 19 by fleeing en-masse to their home countries,  providing an ideal scenario for the virus to spread to their homelands. I was not alone in suggesting that this would result in huge death statistics, but it did not happen.

Instead, it has been in the US, Britain and Italy that we have seen the rapid spread of this plague, despite their best efforts, and Asia and the Third World has  (So far) been spared  the expected results.

That could change, but it is still remarkable that the US,  Britain and Italy  have been hit so much harder, while closely related nations to Britain,  Australia and New Zealand, have seen much lower death rates. Does the Bible provide a reason?

Long ago God chose one man to be the father of a nation which would be His example to the world. That man was Abraham, and the nation was Israel. Do not confuse Israel with the Jews, who are just one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

God fulfilled all the promises he made to Abraham and his descendants Israel, which split from the Jews. As promised, it became the single great nation and a company of nations, Genesis 35:10-11,  ‘And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.’

And Genesis 48:19-20, ‘But his father said, “Son, I know what I am doing. It’s true that Manasseh’s family will someday become a great nation. But Ephraim will be even greater than Manasseh, because his descendants will become many great nations.” CEV.

While God fulfilled His promises to Abraham, Israel failed  to provide the example God expected and required, and so He has gradually been taking away His blessings because of the evil choices and rejection of God’s Laws the US and UK have made. Only the company of nations (British Commonwealth) have not followed Britain so deeply down the path of homosexuality, abortion, drugs and violence.

Italy led the whole Protestant world into breaking God’s Commandment about the 7th day Sabbath.

Justice requires that further punishment can be expected with no repentance;  that COVID-19 is just the start, but the whole wold is also guilty, so the rest of the nations will not escape, though individually we can be protected, if we will personally repent.

Prophecy fulfilled

It’s been almost unbelievable to see the dramatic decline into political chaos in Britain and the US this last year. For as long as almost all of us can remember they have been the leading stable, civilised nations of the world, setting the standard to which the ’emerging’ nations aimed.

Their inherited blessings and infrastructure are still there, and they still attract hopeful immigrants, legal or otherwise, but there is some thing rotten at the core of their governments which is evermore apparent as it breeds the division and disunity which we see, along with a hopeless lack of vision and clear direction.

We see it in the growing gap between the rich and the poor, and the obscene greed of the CEO’S, while the wages of the workers stagnate. We seat in the claims of criminality and corruption  directed at the political leaders and in the actions of the opposition , who make it their business to prevent any real progress. There is no sense of working together for the better good of the nation, just hatred and confrontation, and the public are as divided as their representatives, protesting about their rival claims.

On a moral level  the leaders are accused of working towards their own advantage, with claims of sexual misdemeanour and abuse.They can’t even rely upon the loyalty of their own party members anymore.

What has brought about this tragic decline? It is the absence of any respect for the laws and guidelines which made these nations great, which used to ensure co-operation in long term visionary projects, but which have perished under the attack of political correctness, with all its attendant curses. It is the rejection of God’s Laws and their replacement with Satan’s that brought this about, and we are starting to suffer the consequences you can read about in Leviticus 26, and Deuteronomy 28, and we have not yet reached the worst, for example, Lev.26:16, ‘ also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.’  Verse 19, ‘and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.’  And verse 33, And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

In Deuteronomy 28:43,  ‘The foreigners living among you will become stronger and stronger, while you become weaker and weaker.’  And verse 62, “Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not obey the LORD your God.’  NAS.

Our future is determined by our choices. How tragic that we are choosing wrong!