Covid: Is It God’s Judgment on America?

At the beginning of the pandemic, I heard a preacher saying this was God’s judgment on America for all the abortions that have been and are being done. He went on to “prove” this by starting at Wuhan, China. He said it started there because of God’s judgment on that part of China because they eat babies there. I don’t know if this is true or not. The CIA says it’s false, but they’re not the most trustworthy bunch. There are numerous websites covering both sides of the issue. Which is why I found it odd that this preacher cited as his source one of the places that said it is false. Why would he do that?

I can only think of two reasons. Either he was careless and put down the wrong site, or he didn’t care because he knew the congregation trusted him and no one would look it up. I believe he made an assumption about this being God’s judgment for abortion and then looked for “evidence” to support his opinion. Admittedly, I could be wrong. And it IS possible this is God’s judgment. However, I tend to lean toward the opinion of one prophet I heard. (A prophet with a pretty good track record in delivering God’s Word. Not one hailed as a great prophet despite prophesies not being true. But that’s another story.)

This prophet said we are still in the era of grace. While it’s true that I heard him say that several years ago, and things may have changed since then, it’s my belief we’re still under grace. We are having to live with the consequences of decisions of ungodly people and the consequences of having a complacent Church. Also, complications from an unredeemed Earth. From what I’ve read in the Bible, God’s judgment will be much more severe than what we are seeing now.

Whenever a catastrophe hits a place like New Orleans or San Francisco, the “prophets” claim it is God’s judgment on their sin. However, if it hits someplace that is little known, no such claim is made. They pick and choose where God is pouring out His judgment. For instance, Hurricane Katrina was God’s judgment on New Orleans, while Hurricane Michael was not considered God’s judgment on Panama City, Mexico Beach and Marianna, Florida even though it devastated the entire area.

So, is Covid God’s judgment on America? Probably not. More likely, it is an escaped manufactured pathogen from Wuhan’s biological warfare lab. The Bible does warn us there will be plagues in the last days. I would caution everyone to be prepared to meet their Maker, while trusting Him to keep any plague from us. (Psalm 91)

Covid-19

There has been so much craziness this past year about the virus from Wuhan, China. Details change from day to day. Masks are not effective. Masks are the only thing that is going to save your life! Masks are not effective. Masks are mandatory for the safety of everyone! You need to wear your mask outdoors, indoors, even in your own home. You must stay at least 6 feet apart! Sanitize everything! Stay home! Shut down the country! It’s the only way we’ll survive this pandemic!
There are a couple of things I know for sure, though.
 When someone tries to make another person feel guilty and tries to shame them for wearing a mask or not wearing a mask, that is not Christ-like behavior.
 Fear is not from God.
 There will be other pandemics, probably worse ones.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:7, about the last days, “For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.”
The word ‘pestilence,’ according to Strong’s Concordance (3061) means Pestilence, Trouble maker, Public menace.
According to The New Webster’s Dictionary, ‘pestilence’ means: a deadly epidemic disease// something morally or socially pernicious (destructive, extremely injurious or deadly).
I think it is pretty obvious we’re at least approaching the last days, so what do we do?
 Trust God. Ps. 91:5-7: Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
As the 3 Hebrew children said (Daniel 3:17-18), “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thy hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Psalm 91:14-15 – Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.

So, God can protect us from sickness, but even if we get sick, we continue to worship God. In the meantime, seek God and put him first in your life.