There is little doubt that the world has witnessed an infection of a pandemic proportion in the name of covid-19.
Covid – 19 belong to a strain of viruses that previously affected animals only but have now jumped the interspecies barrier! These viruses known by the name of corona viruses now affect humans! Covid – 19 is the latest outbreak of these viruses, it has spread all over the world, effectively becoming a pandemic.
In the ancient world, where there was no fast or world wide travels, disease outbreaks didn’t reach pandemic levels, although history recorded epidemic infections that wiped out big populations of people within a region.
If we look at the epidemic outbreaks from a spiritual perspective, basing our research on biblical background, we will find many examples of how people dealt with such diseases! The exodus was a trying time of disease outbreaks for the Jewish people.
History shows that descendants of Jacob, otherwise known as Israel, suffered from a number of epidemics on their forty-year journey from the land of Goshen in Egypt to their promised land, Canaan (a region currently known as Palestine or the Jewish Nation of Israel).
The reason behind the epidemic outbreaks as written in the scriptures, was their direct disobedience or stubbornness. They used their free will and fell into the traps of evil. It is important to note that, any time this happened, God, still had compassion on them. He didn’t tell them ‘move on’ or ‘mingle as you wish’, instead, He asked them as recorded in Leviticus 13:4 (NIV)… isolate him who has the infection…
Are we any more special than this group? No! Unfortunately some of us are caught up in a circus of confusion fanned by demons. Some humans work themselves up into a frenzy of rebellious, delusional, and religious pride, fueled by indulgence in a losing streak of ignorance borrowed from counterfeit faith or madness trapped in the mouths of agents of darkness! These agents of satan don’t care about human lives but do everything to look spiritual and do it to make a name for themselves or for financial benefit. They will tell you that you cannot get the virus so long as you obey what they are ‘selling’ as righteousness!
Unless you repent, you will never see the deception you are part of! You will suffer the same fate as any other human!
The Jews had an interesting way of showing remorse. They dressed in sackcloth! Is it then time for us to sacrifice our comfort by dressing ourselves in a ‘sackcloth’ ? Maybe, but repentance must be from the heart! Meanwhile, obey. The scriptures say that obedience is better than sacrifice!
It’s therefore wise to follow community and government guidelines on social distancing and isolation!
Do not try to use your position to trick unsuspecting ‘sheep’ by asking them not to isolate! If you are a devout Christian and you’ve been told or think that you cannot catch the virus, please think twice, because you could be a victim of deception!
Isolation during an epidemic is scriptural! We are not the first generation to do it and we will certainly not be the last!
[Article Author: Joseph GM]