Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Virus Blessing

It has dawned on this writer that in spite of the fact that this virus is a man made panic rather than a real panic (nobody publishes day by day infection rate and deaths for the flu each year which is still likely to kill more people than the current panic virus), there is a blessing inside this panic.  We have to remember, whatever the enemy does it has to be allowed by the Lord our God.  Example here:

9“Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
12The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

So, this virus panic was allowed for a reason.  There are generally two paths laid out before us:  1.  This is the real takedown in which case we should see war, famine, plague (you know, the seals of Revelation) and the anti-Christ show up.  Or there is option 2 which is we get a little more time (2024?) before scenario 1 plays out.  In either case, time is obviously short.  This brings us back to the title of this post-the virus blessing.

How is this virus a blessing?  The Church was asleep at the wheel.  This virus hoax (it is a real virus but the panic is 100% induced by an evil scheme) is at last a wake up call for all believers.  People have an amazing ability to keep their heads jammed into the sand ignoring everything around them as they go about their day to day business.  Well guess what, today there are a lot of sucking sounds as heads are ripped forcefully out of the sand to face the music, and that's a very very good thing.  Yes, in His wisdom the Lord has allowed an event to take place that goes on long enough, and is pervasive enough to get the entire world's attention.

Why is this not just good but great news?  Because the Restrainer is still at work on this earth.  Because the Lord Jesus Christ has not return unannounced (yet).  Because the anti-Christ has not been revealed yet.  In the Lord's mercy and kindness, He has gifted this world with a wake up call that is just about as effective as angels descending from the highest heavens into the clouds and blowing trumpets and He did it all before the events above took place.  When you get down on your knees to pray today, thank the Almighty our Lord for this wake up call that many in the Church desperately needed.

We do not know whether scenario 1 (this is it, crossed the line of no return) or 2 (we get a little more time) is going to play out.  What we now know is the Lord has sent us a gift in disguise as a virus.  What the enemy meant for evil, the Lord meant for good.  We have been seeing signs in the heavens for years with the most recent being the major solar eclipses over America.  Now we get this virus as another sign of the times.  It is time to wake up.  The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back and He is doing it at a time that no one except the Father knows (yes, its a secret).  Now we can say that before the Lord came back unannounced He sent a viral herald before Him to wake His people up.  Thank you Jesus for your loving kindness and tender mercies!

It is ironic that the more dangerous of the scenarios before us is actually the one where we get more time.  In scenario one where this world plunges straight into the tribulation the constant pressure acts to stimulate people to seek the Lord (times are bad, they look up).  In scenario two where we get more time, people tend to forget the Lord when business as usual is restored:

Hosea 13:4“But I have been the Lord your God
ever since you came out of Egypt.
You shall acknowledge no God but me,
no Savior except me.
5I cared for you in the wilderness,
in the land of burning heat.
6When I fed them, they were satisfied;
when they were satisfied, they became proud;
then they forgot me.
7So I will be like a lion to them,
like a leopard I will lurk by the path.
8Like a bear robbed of her cubs,
I will attack them and rip them open;
like a lion I will devour them—
a wild animal will tear them apart.

This ^^ must never happen.  If we end up getting a little more time before the satanists get their world order, then we must force ourselves to stay awake.  We do not know how many more world wide warnings we will be given before the Lord comes back and the seals of Revelation are opened.

Psalm 77:11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

Remember, this virus is both a warning and a gift.  It is a warning to the entire world that the enemy and his servants want to murder and enslave every single one of us.  It is a gift because the Lord told us what is going to happen (including His unannounced return) and He gave us a global wake up call before any of it took place.  We are caught up in a spiritual war for all the marbles.  This is not some side show we are watching it is the main event.  God and the devil, heaven and hell, salvation and damnation are what weigh in the balance here.  The good news is we know how this story ends.  What we need to make sure of is how our story ends.

Phil 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,

John 15:5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

1 Cor 9:24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Either Paul is a liar here ^^ or he was mindful of the fact that he could be disqualified for the prize.  Either Jesus was a liar up there in John 15 or it is possible for people to not remain in Him and be thrown into the fire and burned.  And again, either Paul was a liar in Phil 2 or we do need to "work" out our own salvation with fear and trembling.  Paul was not a liar.  Jesus was not a liar so we need to seriously consider the ramifications of what they said and our current situation.

This is as big as it gets.  Let us end on a positive note considering the gift the Lord has given us with this virus.  This is a global wake up call.  As it has been written here in recent days, the Lord has work for us to do and that work is unique to each one of us.  Before this virus panic seized the world the Lord was impressing on this nobody the need for us to develop our talents (parable of the talents).  Now we know why.  Each of us has a gift, something special from the Lord that enables us to serve unlike anyone else.  Our gift is unique to us just like our individual circumstances and relationships are unique to us.  The Lord has a plan and we are part of that plan.  We need to meet with Him daily to get our marching orders.  He knows the plan, we need to know the plan.  He is not going to roll it all out for us in one meeting, He will give it to us as we need it (day by day).

So time to wrap up.  Be encouraged.  Fast, pray, spend more time in the Word to saturate your mind with good news rather than this worlds fake news.  The Lord is good, He has a plan.  He sent this gift in mercy and love to wake us up before we were caught asleep and unprepared.  Glory to God.  Thank You Jesus.

grace and peace

Friday, March 27, 2020

Gee, That Didn't Take Long....Now They Are Proposing World Government

Who would have thought?  The "answer" to all our problems is global government!  Right, lets put all the politicians people have been protesting (think yellow vests) in charge of the whole world.  Its becoming more clear by the day why the Lord put Trump in office.  This also makes clear why the Babylonian establishment hates him.  They want their satanic world order and they want it now!

Unfortunately for these people there is a Restrainer at work in this world.  

2 Thes 2:7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

Yes, the same Restrainer who created Brexit, put Trump in office and is behind the yellow vest movement around the world continues to work.  The Babylonians were losing control so they unleashed the corona panic.  How this will all play out only the Lord knows but we can be certain of this, the Lord's timing alone will prevail in all this.  The Lord our God has been 100 steps ahead of these people and their spiritual "advisors,"  and that will not change until His Kingdom is setup on this earth.

Ecc 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens

They have been trying for centuries and each time they try they gain a little ground.  Eventually they will get their Babylon but they will pay for it dearly...

Isaiah 47

The Humiliation of Babylon

1“Come down and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon;
Sit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of the Chaldeans!
For you shall no more be called
Tender and [a]delicate.
2Take the millstones and grind meal.
Remove your veil,
Take off the skirt,
Uncover the thigh,
Pass through the rivers.
3Your nakedness shall be uncovered,
Yes, your shame will be seen;
I will take vengeance,
And I will not arbitrate with a man.”
4As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel.
5“Sit in silence, and go into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans;
For you shall no longer be called
The Lady of Kingdoms.
6I was angry with My people;
I have profaned My inheritance,
And given them into your hand.
You showed them no mercy;
On the elderly you laid your yoke very heavily.
7And you said, ‘I shall be a lady forever,’
So that you did not take these things to heart,
Nor remember the latter end of them.
8Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures,
Who dwell securely,
Who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me;
I shall not sit as a widow,
Nor shall I know the loss of children’;
9But these two things shall come to you
In a moment, in one day:
The loss of children, and widowhood.
They shall come upon you in their fullness
Because of the multitude of your sorceries,
For the great abundance of your enchantments.
10For you have trusted in your wickedness;
You have said, ‘No one sees me’;
Your wisdom and your knowledge have [b]warped you;
And you have said in your heart,
‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’
11Therefore evil shall come upon you;
You shall not know from where it arises.
And trouble shall fall upon you;
You will not be able [c]to put it off.
And desolation shall come upon you suddenly,
Which you shall not know.
12“Stand now with your enchantments
And the multitude of your sorceries,
In which you have labored from your youth—
Perhaps you will be able to profit,
Perhaps you will prevail.
13You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels;
Let now the[d] astrologers, the stargazers,
And [e]the monthly prognosticators
Stand up and save you
From what shall come upon you.
14Behold, they shall be as stubble,
The fire shall burn them;
They shall not deliver themselves
From the power of the flame;
It shall not be a coal to be warmed by,
Nor a fire to sit before!
15Thus shall they be to you
With whom you have labored,
Your merchants from your youth;
They shall wander each one to his [f]quarter.
No one shall save you.
Every single step they make toward their satanic world order will come with punishing blows:

Rev 7
6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound
They think that no one sees them and no one can hold them to account, they are seriously mistaken.  The Lord our God is in firm control of everything as evidenced by the couple thousand year old prophecies coming to pass day by day.

So what do we do?  What is our part in all this?  We were born for this day and hour.  The Lord knew exactly what He was doing when He put each and every person reading this on this earth during this particular season in time.  Each of us has a mission known to each of us and our Creator.  It is time to do what we were predestined to do.

This writer has been seeing 1:11 and 11:11 all over the place lately.  The other day this nobody saw combinations of 1:11 and 11:11 5 or 6 times in one day (on the clock, on the kitchen timers just everywhere!).  The Lord has been asked over and over what that means.  Do you want to know?

Ephesians 1:11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

Take a hard looked at everything packed into this ^^ statement.  We were chosen and predestined.  For what?  To work out His plan, His purposes and His will.  Glory to God.  Right, so put another way, it is time for us to get to work.  Whatever gifts our Lord gave to you, time to put them to work.  Each one of us has a part to play in a plan so great it defies comprehension.  

The so called "elite" and their spiritual counselors threw what they hoped would be a knockout punch with this corona hoax without considering this little gem:

Galatians 6
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

They should have read this too before they released their prison planet virus:

Psalm 7

14Whoever is pregnant with evil
conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
falls into the pit they have made.
16The trouble they cause recoils on them;
their violence comes down on their own heads.
Yep, every last ounce of death, disease, panic, poverty, despair, fear, hopelessness etc is coming right back at them....supersized.  Even when they succeed, they fail.  Every inch closer they get to their satanic order brings them that much closer to judgement day.  Notes are being taken, nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest for all to see.  The evil plans they come up with in their dark castles will be exposed to the full light of day and we will see it with our own eyes.

Luke 8:17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.

And last but definitely not least, we can call this the "payback" Psalm:

Psalm 37 (various verses)

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

12The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
13The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
14The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
15Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

Moral of this story is we are not the ones who should be afraid.  The arrogant prideful "elite" of this world are the ones who should be afraid but in their pride and arrogance they cant see what is coming at them like a freight train.  

Thank the Lord our God for His Word.  Thank Him for His promises.  Every promise will be fulfilled to the letter.

What we need to do right now is our job which is 1. Give our full attention to the Lord-there is no work higher or more important than this.  If we are "doing stuff for the Lord" but not giving ourselves to Him first, we are missing the mark  2.  Pray.  You need stuff, the Lord knows it.  His prayer line is open 24 hours per day-wear it out.  3.  Stay in the Word-focus on the Book of solutions not this world and its problems.  If you want to help this world, understand it has a spiritual problem, not a virus problem or a stock market problem or a social or government problem, a spiritual problem.  Spiritual problems can only be solved with spiritual solutions.  The longer the people of this world deny it, the worse their problems are going to get (read Revelation for the details).

Lets get to work.

grace and peace

Sunday, March 22, 2020

While The Rest of the World Panics, One Country Shrugs

Guess which country is not shutting itself down like the rest of the world?  No panic, no self inflicted economic wounds, no lines in the grocery store, they even have plenty of toilet paper!  In fact, they are sending specialists to help the rest of the world deal with its virus problem while they enjoy peace and quiet.  Have you guessed who it is yet?  Here is another hint, it is the same country that had its elite special forces troops marching through its capitol city celebrating Christianity while the United States was celebrating gay pride.  Interesting how things worked out.....

The Lord of Hopeless Situations

Right now things look bad, really bad.  The enemy has launched a full scale offensive on the world and most (not all-Russia is doing fine during this crisis) countries are swinging in the wind.  Entire cities within the United States and other parts of the world are shutting down due to this manufactured panic.  The longer small businesses stay closed and people remain locked up in their homes, the more damage will be done.  Meanwhile the medical establishment including Trump's own medical advisors (Dr. Fauci and Birx) are doing everything they can to create panic and fear during press conferences.  Both doctors have direct links to the bill gates foundation-you know, the same foundation that wants to depopulate the world.  Why would Pence choose those people?  Only the Lord knows.

This ^^ is the bad news.  The good news is, over and over again throughout history the Lord has turned seemingly impossible situations into victory for His people.  One example is the exodus where Pharaoh and his chariots were racing toward the Israelites in what appeared to be certain slaughter, only to decimate the armies of Pharaoh at the last moment.  Here is another situation, again looks like certain disaster turned into victory by the hand of the Lord:

Isaiah 37
Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold
1When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord. 2He sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and the leading priests, all wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 3They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them. 4It may be that the Lord your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the Lord your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.”
5When King Hezekiah’s officials came to Isaiah, 6Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.’ ”
8When the field commander heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish, he withdrew and found the king fighting against Libnah.
9Now Sennacherib received a report that Tirhakah, the king of Cush, a was marching out to fight against him. When he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah with this word: 10“Say to Hezekiah king of Judah: Do not let the god you depend on deceive you when he says, ‘Jerusalem will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria.’ 11Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries, destroying them completely. And will you be delivered? 12Did the gods of the nations that were destroyed by my predecessors deliver them—the gods of Gozan, Harran, Rezeph and the people of Eden who were in Tel Assar? 13Where is the king of Hamath or the king of Arpad? Where are the kings of Lair, Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah?”
Hezekiah’s Prayer
14Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. 15And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: 16Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 17Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to all the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.
18“It is true, Lord, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste all these peoples and their lands. 19They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands. 20Now, Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Lord, are the only God. b
Sennacherib’s Fall
21Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria, 22this is the word the Lord has spoken against him:
“Virgin Daughter Zion
despises and mocks you.
Daughter Jerusalem
tosses her head as you flee.
23Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed?
Against whom have you raised your voice
and lifted your eyes in pride?
Against the Holy One of Israel!
24By your messengers
you have ridiculed the Lord.
And you have said,
‘With my many chariots
I have ascended the heights of the mountains,
the utmost heights of Lebanon.
I have cut down its tallest cedars,
the choicest of its junipers.
I have reached its remotest heights,
the finest of its forests.
25I have dug wells in foreign lands c
and drunk the water there.
With the soles of my feet
I have dried up all the streams of Egypt.’
26“Have you not heard?
Long ago I ordained it.
In days of old I planned it;
now I have brought it to pass,
that you have turned fortified cities
into piles of stone.
27Their people, drained of power,
are dismayed and put to shame.
They are like plants in the field,
like tender green shoots,
like grass sprouting on the roof,
scorched d before it grows up.
28“But I know where you are
and when you come and go
and how you rage against me.
29Because you rage against me
and because your insolence has reached my ears,
I will put my hook in your nose
and my bit in your mouth,
and I will make you return
by the way you came.
30“This will be the sign for you, Hezekiah:
“This year you will eat what grows by itself,
and the second year what springs from that.
But in the third year sow and reap,
plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
31Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah
will take root below and bear fruit above.
32For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant,
and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this.
33“Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning the king of Assyria:
“He will not enter this city
or shoot an arrow here.
He will not come before it with shield
or build a siege ramp against it.
34By the way that he came he will return;
he will not enter this city,”
declares the Lord.
35“I will defend this city and save it,
for my sake and for the sake of David my servant!”
36Then the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies! 37So Sennacherib king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew. He returned to Nineveh and stayed there.
38One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisrok, his sons Adrammelek and Sharezer killed him with the sword, and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son succeeded him as king.

So, in spite of the dire situation we find ourselves in we have a choice:  1. stay focused on the problem or 2.  focus on the solution.  And what is the solution?  We who believe turn our faces up toward our God and cry for help.  The entire world is under siege by the evil one and his servants the globalists.  We need help and that help is not going to come from human hands or effort.  This is a spiritual attack, it must be answered with a spiritual defense.

What does the Lord say about our current situation?

Is 7:9 The head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah's son. If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.'"

2 Chron 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

He is not speaking to the wicked here ^^ He is speaking to us.  The battle does not belong to the one who throws the first punch it belongs to Him who throws the last (knockout) punch.  The world has been punched in the face.  America has a bloody nose, but this fight is not over yet.  We need to pray.  We need to get down on our knees, repent of our sins and call out to the Lord our God for deliverance from this evil attack.

There are something we are left to wonder about and there are some things we know with certainty.  One thing this writer knows with certainty is our God answers prayer.  More so than ever He answers prayer today.  This is one of the most encouraging facts any of us can focus on.

Deut 32:39“See now that I myself am he!
There is no god besides me.
I put to death and I bring to life,
I have wounded and I will heal,
and no one can deliver out of my hand.
40I lift my hand to heaven and solemnly swear:
As surely as I live forever,
41when I sharpen my flashing sword
and my hand grasps it in judgment,
I will take vengeance on my adversaries
and repay those who hate me.
42I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
while my sword devours flesh:
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”
43Rejoice, you nations, with his people, e f
for he will avenge the blood of his servants;
he will take vengeance on his enemies
and make atonement for his land and people.
Mt 21:18Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.
20When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked.
21Jesus replied, Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Over the past 4 years the Lord God has set back the Babylonian establishment again and again.  First with Brexit, then with Trump and just when movements were starting all over the world (like the yellow vests in France that have also spread all over the world), the enemy launched his counter-attack.  Noe re-read this again:

Deut 32:39“See now that I myself am he!
There is no god besides me.
I put to death and I bring to life,
I have wounded and I will heal,
and no one can deliver out of my hand.
40I lift my hand to heaven and solemnly swear:
As surely as I live forever,
41when I sharpen my flashing sword
and my hand grasps it in judgment,
I will take vengeance on my adversaries
and repay those who hate me.
42I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
while my sword devours flesh:
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”

If we pray, the Lord will answer and no one in the highest heavens or below the earth can deliver out of His hand what He has set out to do.  That is great news.  The Lord likes to act at the last minute, that's just how He operates.  We have not crossed the point of no return (yet).  If we pray, the Lord will respond.  There are many reasons the current crisis has been allowed but one of them stands out among the rest:  to get our (believers) attention.

Those who belong to this world believe there is nothing they can do to affect what is happening around us.  We know better.  We who believe move mountains with our prayers.  When we join together in prayer we can shake the earth through our Lord who hears and answers.  Please join me and all those in the Body of Christ who are praying for deliverance from the hand of the enemy who is currently clutching our throat.  The Restrainer is still alive and well on earth and we are part of the restraint that holds the enemy back:

2 Thess 2:7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

Matt 5:13You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Salt prevents rot and decay, light prevents darkness.  Today is the day to get salty and turn our lights up to 10.  Pray, ask, seek, knock and believe you receive what you are asking for in prayer.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

This isn't over until its over.  Pray like the enemy has his hand around your throat threatening your very life because that's the situation we all find ourselves in whether we recognize it or not.  Be encouraged, the Lord knows exactly what is going on and He has an answer prepared for this mess if we will keep our eyes fixed on Him.

Glory to God

grace and peace