File this under wild and crazy speculation if you will but DO consider the following:
First and foremost, I do not think I am alone in suspecting there is more… much more going on than what the uppity-ups are calling a pandemic. IS it really a pandemic in the first place? One definition of the word “pandemic” itself is: “(of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.” Speculation aside, let us stipulate this qualifies as such and move on.
Notice the qualifying term – prevalent. Nothing here says “deadly” nor even dangerous. Nor does this definition require a certain number. It merely has to be “prevalent”. Prevalent is defined as “predominant”, meaning “having or exerting control or power.” Why go through all of this?
From almost day one the Siamese twins of the media and the politicians have bombarded us with fear. While shoving actual facts under the rug they’ve done all they can to ramp up panic. If you or I had done anything like this even on a minuscule scale – we’d be facing charges of inciting a riot. They’ve attacked the President on every level. EVERY. LEVEL. Chuck Shumer lead an attack weeks ago when he berated the President for closing the borders to China too early. Yeah Chuckie – you OWN it! Consider the complaints of the political correctness of his team. Consider the lie they spreads about the WH pandemic response office being “dissolved”. The open attack I saw at a WH press conference included the suggestion President Trump personally pulled the plug inferring some dubious motive. The group was in fact reorganized and moved. Yes at least one disgruntled Nobamaite lost her job. Cry me a river. They attacked the President when he challenged the WHO mortality rate – on excellent logic, if you ask me. They attacked him when he stated researchers may have found a cure. Again, the evidence is mounting he is absolutely correct on this. But all of this runs far deeper than the fear. Why would they want to create a panic?
It is a blatant power grab. This is happening on so many levels it is frightening to see just how far the controllers will take it. Their gloves are off so they can wrap their sticky fingers around every possible liberty we have. California, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia and the list keeps growing. It is not just the feds and the states either. Local dictators are emerging usurping authority even they rarely dreamed of possessing – shutting down businesses, restricting free trade, free movement and on and on. Governor Ralphie of Virginia has “ordered” citizens to stay at least six feet away from each other. Seriously? Ordered? Ralphie – go stick your head back up your ass and don’t come out until all this is over. Oh! And get out of my life. Actually, I don’t care about Ralphie because I tend to ignore pompous idiots anyway. If he leads anyone – its that crowd. Back to the topic at hand… we have not dug deep enough.
Entire states are shutting down. People – citizens are losing work, even their jobs, production is tanking. Our economy is being flushed down the toilet. The markets are in a panic. Some predicted this fiasco could lead to a global depression. This is not all that far fetched. What would the end result be? Most likely even more draconian government control. Take a history lesson from the Great Depression.
Communist Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt entrenched government into our lives so deeply we still reel from the effects. Is this pandemic some sort of conspiracy to invoke global control? Heck, I don’t know. Conspiracy or not, remember their motto… “never let a crisis go to waste”.
Consider the nature of the controllers. They are bullies at heart. They can and will seize upon fear to reach their intended goals. They have already done as much. They will take advantage of any opportunity to further their agenda. Again, they have done so already… many times. They will position themselves and even arrange circumstances to gain more power and control. How do I know this? Again, they have done it, time and time again. They do not stop. They are addicted to their lust for power. As addicts, they will stop at nothing to get their fix. You need not take my word for this – simply look at their records. If they are terrible at anything, it is hiding their tracks. Or maybe they just don’t care anymore, deciding instead to go all out “in your face”. Either way all you have to do is visit a couple of “newsy” websites, go to an active forum or flip through a couple of channels on the TV. This last I am not sure about because I watch very little TV. The last hour or so I spent saw the talking heads droning on and on about the virus situation. It was so bad the commercials were almost a relief. The point is you do not have to look very hard to find examples of political critters scrambling to seize any scrap of power they can lay hands on.
Consider again the components of what we are seeing. A virus spreading somewhat rapidly across the world. Okay. As of this morning the world-wide toll is 421,792 confirmed cases resulting in 18,883 deaths. In the U.S. The numbers are 54,893 confirmed cases with 783 deaths. Finally, Fox News is displaying a graphic with actual numbers.
Since math can be hard for some to picture shall we take the easy way out?
We can do 10% by simply moving the decimal and all we need is a ballpark so…
10% of 421,792 is about 42,179 – half of that or 5% is about 21,090 – so far world-wide – deaths are less than this – not quite 5%. In comparison, the Swine Flu (H1N1) sported a fatality rate of about 4%. Some say as low as 1%. For the benefit of those who would fear monger these stats, I’ll remind you the experts cannot agree on any specific numbers even 10 years after. For this reason the actual numbers are quite likely to be far lower than the highest known figures. Why? Because what nobody knows is how many unreported cases there were or how many deaths were attributed to something else. The number of deaths is surely to be more accurate because, well, people tend to examine dead bodies to uncover the cause of death. The exceptions would likely be those who died far from civilization and those folks are very unlikely to contract such a virus simply because they were out of reach. Social distancing at its best.
The U.S. Figures are even less. Let’s move the decimal two places for a quick calc: Of the 54,893 1% would be 549 (rounded up). We’ve seen 783 deaths – not double the 1% so less than 2% have died from this so far. These are from confirmed cases and again, we do not know how many unconfirmed cases exist. Swine Flu was considered a pandemic also. So all this begs the question: why the panic?
What we are seeing on local, national and international levels is far greater fear mongering and power grabbing than actual danger from this pandemic. It all looks like a badly hacked propaganda campaign than an actual threat. The entire scenario is beginning to stink. As we can now see the scenes from ground level, lets say we lift ourselves up for a perspective from higher up.
Once again, I will suggest there is indeed a battle raging. We are seeing the human component. Beyond our vision, the battle is spiritual. Evil forces – the god of this world is gathering his minions to further his plan to oppress those humans he does not yet control. Sound farfetched? Would you prefer some conspiracy theory? Don’t get me wrong… I have no doubt conspirators exist – men and women huddling behind closed doors devising means to do evil. For proof of that you need look no further than our own House of Representatives. Actually you’ll find rats scurrying all over our nation’s and state capitols. This is nothing new, nor are such things limited to government offices. What I am getting at here is all of these pockets of evil, while not acting in concert, certainly embrace the same source of evil whether they know and/or acknowledge it or not.
Recently I posted a podcast featuring the Biblical prophet Daniel. The scripture included a detail few repeat on how the angel in the account told Daniel how he was delayed by The Prince of Persia who withstood him 21 days before the Archangel Michael intervened. This account reveals how very real spiritual battles take place beyond our ability to see. For those of you who refuse to believe without seeing – have you never had a cold? Were you able to watch your body battle the invading virus? Tell me again how impossible it is for a spiritual world to exist because you cannot view it.
One excellent fictional account about spiritual warfare is the book “This Present Darkness” by Frank Peretti. Mind you, a novel is essentially an extended parable, while a parable is essentially an extended figure of speech. Figures of speech are valid literary tools used to expound on truths so they may be more easily understood. It paints a vivid mind picture to better express a thought. For example one could say “the ground is dry”. Simple enough and entirely factual. If one were to say “the ground is thirsty”, it would not be factually true but the imagery such a statement evokes gets the point across powerfully. This same concept applies to fiction.
While figures of speech abound in scripture, I am convinced the record in Daniel is factual rather than figurative – at least as far as the spiritual battle is concerned. Daniel’s dreams and the subsequent interpretations provide excellent contrasts between figurative and literal accounts and well worth studying.
With this in mind, look again at the events of today. Men and women in positions of influence and power – howbeit much of the power is usurped – are spreading fear and uncertainty, causing panic and issuing unconstitutional proclamations. Some are calling for greater government control while one former UK minister advocates the formation of an emergency “temporary” world government to deal with this pandemic. It would be far easier to find Waldo than any good in this scenario.
Note, the brass ring – the golden ring, really – for globalists is a world government. While they vie for their utopian dreamscape as their ultimate goal – they seize upon every opportunity to gain ground towards their prize. “Never let a crisis go to waste”. How is this very thought not the embodiment of evil? While I understand a one-world government must eventually happen, I have no plans to stand idly by, wringing my hands and watch these events unfold unchallenged.
How do mere mortals fight spiritual battles? Obviously we do not normally go head to head with spiritual beings. Our part as Christians is laid out in Ephesians.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
These last days, whether they be few or many, should be spent holding forth the truth. We need to shed light wherever darkness creeps in. Light dispels darkness – this is is a physical and spiritual truth. Philippians states we are to shine as lights.
Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Hence the big picture is this: evil abounds in this world as men and women work tirelessly for the forces of darkness. We are the children of light and we must dispel darkness by holding forth the truth. The battle is spiritual so we much utilize those spiritual tools given unto us by Almighty God. In these darkened days there is no greater need fulfill or deed we can do.