The Passover - Coronavirus Connection
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Nothing like this has ever happened in our lifetime. Never before has our government ordered us to stay home. As I write, half of America has been told not to go anywhere except to get essential supplies or for other critical reasons. Only ones allowed to go to work are police, firefighters, health care workers, grocery store workers, necessary infrastructure jobs etc. All non-essential work has been shut down. If you work, you must work from home.
It got me thinking…
HOW DOES THE BIBLE TELL US TO DEAL WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES?Well, the Bible gives us basic commands to eat healthy, work six days—rest one, stay clean by washing, and things like that. And if someone was ‘unclean’ or sick they were quarantined not the healthy people (Leviticus 13:46). I couldn’t find one example of a law where uninfected people were quarantined. That was until I remembered something quite obvious—the Passover!
During the Passover the Israelites were commanded to stay at home to avoid the pestilence until the death angel passed over. I can’t help but feel like we’re kind of doing that now, under these stay at home orders.
Which makes me think…Is God trying to tell us something?
Ironically, President Trump is hoping we can get back to more of a normal life by Resurrection Day / Christian Passover. Currently in Minnesota, the stay at home order is set to expire on Good Friday, April 10th.
What are the odds of that?
ARE WE EXPERIENCING SOME TYPE OF A PASSOVER SCENARIO?Well, there seems to be a debate right now among informed Bible students as to whether or not coronavirus will help or hurt the globalists. Both sides make valid points. At this time, I believe this helps America in the long run, and that it is sort of like a long needed sabbath for us to get our minds right.
Watch: Is Coronavirus Forcing us to Sabbath?
Parents are working less or not at all. Children are homeschooling instead of being shipped off to government schools. Many distractions have been eliminated from our life such as watching professional sports, going out to the bars, concerts, you name it. I see the result of all this as possibly uniting families together like never before in our lifetime. What we’re seeing now, with everything shut down except for the necessities, is what it used to look like on the Lord’s Day every Sunday a generation or two ago. The longer this situation drags on, the more lasting its effects may be. New and better habits may be formed that could never be formed while we hustled and bustled through life day after day, year after year skipping our weekly sabbaths.
Sure, the economy may take a temporary hit, but what are we more concerned about? The temporary monetary condition of our nation or its long-term moral condition?
AGAINST THE GODS OF EGYPTAnyway, if I’m right, and God is trying to point out the Passover to us as a sign, then we must look at what happened during the Passover and who God’s anger was directed against.
“For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” -Exodus 12:12-13
God’s anger was directed against the gods of Egypt! It was not directed against his people.
I could probably draw a direct parallel between the Egyptian gods and what the globalists worship today. And that would be an interesting study. But really, idols or false gods are anything we put before God. Anything we revere more than God. Anything we give more time and affection to.
That could be watching professional sports all day on ESPN, working 7 days a week and never taking time out for God, promoting open borders and globalism instead of the biblical model of nationalism, going clubbing or hitting the bar scene non-stop to fulfill natural lusts, you name it. Many of those things Americans have given their time and attention to are now unavailable because of the Coronavirus shutdown. Instead they are at home taking a sabbath with their families hoping that the pestilence passes over them.
What happens next?
Will the gods of globalism be judged like I’m suggesting, or, will things get worse and worse with God’s wrath being directed against our nation for its sins? Time will tell..
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