The SHEPHERD | Danilo Q. Junco
The coronavirus disease or Covid-19 coming from Wuhan, China and spread like wildfire all over the world that killed close to 4 million people and infected over 184 million as of this writing was labelled as dread, deadly, terrific, and many adjectives or adverb words that describe this killer virus on mankind.
This pandemic does not only kill people but also brings the world economy down, unemployment, and foremost is fear of the people to the extent of finding solutions in ways to stop this virus through organic products as antidote like the virgin coconut oil, ginger, garlic, calamansi juice and many more.
Included also are the taking of vitamins c, b1, b2, b12, d, d3, e and others aimed to boost man’s immune system. Through the encouragement and suggestion of the World Health Organization (WHO) and medical practitioners to come up with vaccines that could help fight this virus, the pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, Moderna Therapeutics, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac Biotech Ltd, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Karaganda Pharmaceutical, among others produced the vaccines in so short a time in less than a year which was supposed to take at the most for study and research in 10 to 15 years as it would be applied to animals for its effectivity.
Due to the pressing demand to come up with the vaccines to prevent deaths to people and being transmitted on them, the vaccines were produced by the pharmaceutical companies in haste.
All of these vaccines, however, cannot prevent someone from being transmitted with Covid19 but at least can prevent one from dying if he is infected with the virus, according to medical authorities.
To date, the pandemic is still transmitting to people and even killing to all kinds of mankind regardless of their status quo in life, religious belief or anything for that matter.
Perhaps, God has something to teach mankind about this virus and the Bible demands that people should have fear of Him meaning that humanity should have utmost respect or honor Him.
God during Moses’ time in the wilderness, those Jews who lost respect of Him by not honoring Him like disobeying His commands or laws or ordinances ended up in death through plagues, swords or through supernatural occurrences like opening the earth and swallowed them alive like what happened to Korah, Dathan and Abiram and others were killed through fire coming from heaven (Numbers 16:31-50).
Our country is ripe from God’s judgment as the prophets, priests, princes and people have failed to obey God’s words like declaring the words of God in truth and live by it. Nobody is exempted for this and we have to repent and obey God based on His words not on man-made tradition, religion and the like such as worshiping false Christ, engaging in occult, witchcraft, mediums, reading of horoscopes and many things that He abhors.
We have to listen to God’s admonition before it is too late as this is the time to return to God that we will be forgiven and be restored. In the End-Time, God’s judgment to the armies of the nations that will attack the Jews in Israel is fearsome plague that Covid19 is no match with God’s plague as stated in Zechariah 14:12 “their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets and their tongues shall dissolve in their sockets.” In other words, through this plague the enemies of Israel are likened to a candle wax that their entire bodies are melted.
God is saying that “if you are righteous be more righteous, if you are holy be more holy, but if you are unjust be more unjust, if you are filthy be filthier” Revelation 22: 11. The reason for God in making this statement is that there is no neutrality either on God side or in Satan side as time is very short for His judgment to be unleashed.