Category: Opinion | Posted date: 2020-04-18 08:51:02 | Updated date: 2020-04-18 23:56:16 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News
The first bitter truth the world need to accept is that this war is not from any man as against the controversies, rumours and conspiracy theories making the round.
One might think and conclude the world as a whole had lost the track of peace and love as nations were busy with researches to lead in the world war that may never come. In their separate earnest struggles to be the world-power they discovered that other nations would need to be captured to submit to them which may not happen easily except through serial wars.
To achieve this, some highly world power-drunk and war-happy nations had succeeded in building horrific weapons of mass destruction in different ranges and calibers seeking slight mistakes from some other targeted nations so they could unleash terror. Until the outbreak of coronavirus, none of the nations of the world ever imagined that there could be a terrible war against them as a whole from a latent enemy such as the one we have today.
How old is Covid-19?
Covid-19 has been around for about four month now and has claimed over 133,000 lives globally. The infectious disease outbreak was December 2019. Within this few months, as strong as economy of many nations were, they have soon entered into recession which is unprecedented experience in the history of the world economy.
The period of four months is a little long enough to have discovered a definite working and protective remedies against the pandemic most especially by nations like China, America, India and the host of others. The world is full of human resources—the strength of solution to any problems. But the more scientific move they are making the more the virus is ravaging world.
Why is Coronavirus war not conquered yet?
The reason the Covid-19 war not conquered yet is because the world is not aware of how it came across this severe latent war which is consuming human lives indiscriminately. It only aware the outbreak began in Wuhan, China but why and how exactly did it begin and where it came from remain controversial and contradicting rumours.
The truth of Covid-19
The first bitter truth the world need to accept is that this war is not from any man as against the controversies, rumours and conspiracy theories making the round. This is the finger of God Almighty Himself against humanity. Why? The reason is simple—the world has no fear of God in it anymore.
What the Lord said
Before we got here, there had been several visions and prophesies from different ministers of God across the globe to this reality we witness today. It has been foretold. I wonder why the ways, instructions and revelations from God do not make meaning to this present generation.
I will not go into some specific details, but let me state categorically this recent one. In the morning of 25th of March, 2020 around 9am, God spoke to us at a fellowship over the outbreak of the virus. It was a gathering of less than fifteen people. According to His words, Coronavirus came from HIM to prove that He is still in-charge of the world. He said the virus is a vengeance against the wicked, and to bring the lost people back to HIMSELF. He said further that GOVERNMENT OF THE WORLD LOCKED DOWN PUBLIC PLACES AND DIRECTED THAT THE CITIZENRY SHOULD SIT AT HOME, THEN HE ASKED: DOES THAT MEAN THAT THE BREEZE CARRYING THE VIRUS AROUND CANNOT BLOW INTO PEOPLES’ PRIVATE HOMES?
Another shocking thing HE mentioned is that this is just the beginning, that other plague (I will not mention here) is coming.
God therefore gave assurance that HE knows those who are HIS’ and that no matter how infectious and life-consuming the pandemic is, it will never touch HIS own people—His true sons and daughters.
Covid-19 is an army of God
Pandemic pestilence like Covid-19 is an army of God. God has many types of army. How do I know this? In the Bible; the book of Joel 2:25, God said “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, MY GREAT ARMY which I sent among you”. God talked about four devourers in this verse of the Bible alone one of which is enough to consume humanity. Like in the case of Pharaoh and Israelites, one of these great armies, locust, was sent to land of Egypt and the peace of the whole land became sadness in no time (Exodus 10:12-15).
In another Bible verses, Ezekiel 14: 13-19, God mentioned another four devourers and the specific destructive missions they are meant to accomplish: famine, noisome beasts, sword and pestilence. None of their missions is friendly—they are all life-consuming.
Why God might have sent this army (Covid-19)?
The belief of many people is that all sides (aspects) of God are love—God is an embodiment of love. They believe that God is not concerned of whatsoever thing we do here on earth. Some people even believe that God doesn’t exist at all. So we love doing whatever pleases us. The truth is that most of the things that please us are enmity to God. He created us here with rules and regulations—the commandments guiding our existence. Our freedom as human beings ends where the ‘don’ts of God’ begin.
Are we righteous? Let’s checkout our righteousness as a people. The first of God’s commandment says to man ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me’ (Exodus 20:3). Hear what the Bible says in the book of Mark 12: 29-30, “And Jesus answered him, the first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment".
Many people and nations of the world are extremely found wanting of Mark 12: 29-30. What of love? In verse 31 of the same chapter, Jesus said “And the second (commandment) is like this (the first), Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these”. How about this also?
The weapons of mass destruction (WMD); atomic bombs, nuclear and biological weapons in the armouries of nations, are they meant for the beasts? In actual sense, we made them for destruction of our neighbours. Covid-19 is a war—a latent world war for that matter consuming the armies, commanders and commander-generals of armies of the world even in the face of terrible WMD we claimed we have made for our defence.
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for their grave sins. Homosexual acts were more popular as a culture among them. It was recorded that the old and young men of the city of Sodom even came to meet Lot, demanding of him to bring out to them the two angels he accommodated in his house so that they could sleep with them. Lot offered the men of the city his two virgin daughters to protect his visitors, but the men rejected the females (Genesis 19:10). They wanted the men—the angels God sent to destroy their cities.
Let us examine today’s nations of the world from the mirror of Sodom and Gomorrah, is there any different? Yes. The different is that today’s nations are advanced sinners. Sodom and Gomorrah had homosexuality as habit, but many nations of the world today now have it as right.
The deadly truth here is that God has never changed His standard and principles. As He hated abomination in the time past so He still hates it today. Our ways are full of grave wickedness and disobedience to Him which connote lack of His fear among us.
Sure vaccine for Covid-19
The sure vaccine for Coronavirus is not in the space or in some new scientific discoveries, it is here already. It is just that we fail to realise it. Repentance and plea for forgiveness of God Almighty over our iniquities are the vaccine which if we do, the deadly pandemic will disappear from the earth in no time.
Our pride and Ignorance keep us this long in the captive of Covid-19
Man is dangerously wise in his own way to outsmart his creator. We are trying to fight the army of God with our wisdom and human understanding the reason we suffer this long. God is the Commander of His army so the army will not take any command whatsoever from any other quarters except from his Commander.
The world has not admitted or accepted the fact that this is a finger of God against humanity. Well, this is not new, the book of Isaiah 42:24-25 records similar situation with Israel in the time past: “Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.  THEREFORE HE HATH POURED UPON HIM THE FURY OF HIS ANGER, AND THE STRENGT OF BATTLE: AND IT HATH SET HIM ON FIRE ROUND ABOUT, YET HE KNEW NOT; AND IT BURNED HIM, YET HE LAID IT NOT TO HEART”.
The world is currently in the terrible situation similar to that of Isaiah 42:25. Israel kept falling is this type of error severally. They would suffer long and lose many good things even many lives of loved ones to their ignorance and insensitivity to the Lord.
The book of Hosea 7:1-2 quoted God as lamenting that “When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without. AND THEY CONSIDER NOT IN THEIR HEARTS THAT I REMEMBER ALL THEIR WICKEDNESS: NOW THEIR OWN DOINGS HAVE BESET THEM ABOUT; THEY ARE BEFORE MY FACE”.
Lord’s expectation from us
God is still in the business of love and mercy. When we repent and call upon Him for help He will have mercy on us and call His army against the world to order.
Revelation 3:17 says “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked”
Since the outbreak of coronavirus, how many presidents and leaders of nations have thought of going or have led the citizens to God in fasting and prayers for forgiveness? Have you forgotten that you are all in the places of authority? The way you directed that your territory be locked down and citizenry obeyed is the way they will listen to you when you say let us go to God.
Think of this
The Nations and world as a whole have spent a lot of money on Covid-19 management. You have spent hugely on ventilators, PPEs, creation of emergency epicenters, palliatives, researches on vaccine. On the other hand, you have locked down the cities of the world and the citizenry are in prison in their own houses indefinitely, and economy has crashed globally all in a bid to overcome this latent war. In spite of the bravery risks, the pandemic virus is still spreading indiscriminately to countries and states sweeping lives with alarming death tolls daily.
Accessing the vaccine for Covid-19
Leaders, in your capacities, lead the people back to God. This is what God is expecting from you now. This is the ever-active vaccine against this army. Bibles says, in 2Chronicle 7:13-14 “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”.
Christian ministers and leaders, what are you doing?
Eh! It is painful the ministers of God have all turned in for Covid-19 crises management as if there are no more prophets of God in the land. You are busy cutting off the branches when the root of the problem is still deeper down in the soil. Addressing the root cause of this global problem should be the priority. You have made huge donations to the government and provided palliatives for the people— it all good. But for how long can you sustain it?
The church is shut down and the higher parentage of congregants is temporarily jobless amid the storm of biting hunger. No tithe, no offering and there is little or no gift from them to their spiritual fathers. The church members are now running to their spiritual fathers for financial help to cushion the effect of Covid-19 on them. God forbids this present situation lasts for few months more, can you ministers of God sustain the donations and palliatives you are providing? I think the Christian leaders and associations should deafly seize the media this time to keep calling and advising the government on the urgent need to go back to God for help. There could be national or global declaration of fasting and prayer in seeking for help and mercy of God.
The World we conquer this war sooner than expected: