There is little doubt that the world is witnessing an infection of a pandemic proportion in the name of COVID-19. This strain of corona viruses that had previously affected animals before jumping the inter-species barrier, has caused havoc to humans in many countries since it was first detected in China in December of 2019. It has effectively become a viral epidemic in every community!
Is this news to you? Maybe not, but there is something in the pattern of infection and the victims ages that may awaken your curiosity.
In our current millennium alone, humans have suffered from a number of virus epidemics, like HIV/AIDS, SARS and now Covid-19. In almost all of them, the young, toddlers or even infants in their infected mother’s wombs have been minimally affected! Why is that? Medically, toddlers are supposed to have a weaker immunity than adults and therefore prone to viral attacks!
Before you try to dig out some answers, let’s take a look at the causes of historical epidemic outbreaks from a spiritual perspective!
In the scripture below, God is trying to get the attention of a stiff-necked nation whose ways were leading them to the death in the hands of their enemy! He was indirectly telling them “listen to me”. Many didn’t listen and in the process went through a needless suffering.
The LORD shall smite thee…with a fever, and with an inflammation… Deu 28:22 KJV
Such epidemic outbreaks as written in the scriptures were a wake-up call to humans. They were meant to correct or serve as a warning. They normally came when man was absorbed in a long period of disobedience, peddling hate, cold love, murders, rebellion towards righteousness, orgies, stubbornness, widespread sexual immorality, dependence on self, general idolatry and above all living a selfish life, full of pride and void of any sense that there exists a Creator! The minimal effect of such pandemics to the younger humans who are even more vulnerable, is usually a hint that there is more to it than meets the eye!
Humans have always failed to lead a life of repentance! Despite the painful experiences of life, they reject learning! One would expect that we humans will all mellow out with age and repent our ways but instead, our rebellion increases towards the Creator. We teach our children the same thing and even take away the idea of God from their school curriculum! The Creator, who Has given us consciousness, a long life and a free will to repent, become a mythical being, and as a result we ripen for curses!
The medical world labels some of these curses as old age diseases! I totally agree since they are evidently selective! Then, can we live to 120 years without “old-age” diseases? I believe we can, and that explains why some wrinkled 100 year old, have never caught these diseases in their life and therefore have no prescribed medication! Better genes? Aha! Better lifestyle? Aha! Why then are viral pandemics selective and rarely affects infants although they are supposed to have a weaker immunity? Another Aha!
What is this about something running in the family history? An inherited family condition or curse? Nobody in this world should suffer from a family curse. That’s why Jesus died on the cross! I am not asking you to turn religious and join some religious groups! Oh no! You may not even like some of these myopic, deceitful, smiling, money-hungry and self-edifying religious mobs! You will be put off by some of their personality fruits!
I am suggesting that in your own privacy, examine the scriptures! Don’t die before your time! (Eccles 7:17-18 (BSB) …do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time? …For he who fears God will follow … warnings). Seek God! You cannot live like an Island, so start or join a group that is worshiping God in Spirit and in truth! I also recommend that you start reading John’s Gospel! Study it with an open mind!
It also puzzles me that though many times we get it all wrong, humans have sometimes been able to tell correctly some things outside of the scriptures. Let’s take the big bang theory as a good example. Some of the things in it are rubbish, but the beginning of creation is all there! It is the same as in the Gospel according to John.
Just before the flood (a mythical event to many humans, irrespective of all the current evidences) we lived for over 900 years. This was cut short to the current elusive age ceiling of 120 years. The curse of rapid aging ensued from an increased spread of wickedness!
One would wonder about God’s wisdom in this. The answer may not be obvious but when you examine the outcome, the argument holds water!
Reducing longevity, reduced evil and deception in the world of long-living, unbelieving humans. Fresh new humans brought a new hope! Let’s imagine some simple examples of a world of chest-thumbing-physically-able dictators, idolaters, sexually immoral or fornicators living for 1000 years. It would have been hard to reduce evil in that world!
We could learn from this and start repenting our ways.
Epidemics should always remind us that we didn’t just come to existence from nowhere, but we (our soul) were made by the Creator in His Own Spiritual Image and Creativity. God cleverly placed us in a formed body in our mother’s womb. Our soul’s immeasurable ability was immediately filtered to the limitation of this body. A body limits you by its brain’s capacity or IQ, it’s physiological functions, its ability to grow or learn. Environmental factors also play part like where the body is born, how it is perceived by others and how exposed it is to earthly knowledge, among other reasons! Otherwise, the intelligence of all human souls when outside of these bodies is the same and it is very high! Let’s not be spiritually blind and live foolishly worshiping the perishing instead of the Creator of the universe!
Meanwhile, as the medical world tries to get a cure or develop a vaccine by tapping from the already created ability of our body’s immune system, please wear masks, practice social distancing or isolation. You will protect yourself and others! It’s scriptural to do this for those who doubt it! Exposing one’s body to the virus by trying to be a hero of faith or for other reasons, may only take you and others to the grave!
Leviticus 13:4 (NIV)… isolate him who has the infection…
See a related topic; LiV By Understanding Curses
[Article Author: Joseph GM]