The Resurgence of Covid-19
Hopes of a Covid-19 reprieve fade as the BA.5 subvariant takes over. Overall, the number of Covid-19 infections rose 30 percent globally in the past two weeks, with the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 driving the increase in Europe and the US. The World Health Organization agency said it was also following a new sublineage that had been detected in India.
Europe is at the center of a resurgence in infections as more people mix at large-scale events and travel, according to the WHO. “We are seeing a much more intense wave of the disease passing through Europe again,” Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, said at a media briefing.
“And we will see it happen elsewhere – we are already seeing it in Southeast Asia and in the eastern Mediterranean region as well.”
The number of COVID cases is up sharply from year over year. On Jul 11, 2022, there were 133,678 cases. In Jul 2021, there were 22,000 cases. This is a sixfold increase. The number of deaths was 396 on JUL 11, 2022, compared to 224 deaths on JUL 11, 2021. The virus is clearly more contagious but less deadly.
The new wave of infections has not yet led to a surge in intensive-care admissions. Last week, Britain reported a 32 percent rise in infections and said that hospital admissions are climbing, with intensive-care cases spreading among older age groups. The rise in hospitalizations is still far below previous waves, and widespread vaccination has made the pandemic far less deadly.
In the past, I’ve urged people to get the vaccines, but I now see them as pointless. All the current vaccines are focused on the Omicron strain. There is now a three-generation gap, which makes it unlikely that they would be useful against the latest strains.
The turnaround on booster shots now needs to be so rapid that a chance of a dangerous vaccine is sharply higher. We may soon find the cure is worse than the virus. I am particularly worried about children under the age of five getting the vaccine. Their immune system is still developing, and they are at the greatest risk of a complication from any vaccine.
When I said it was generally safe to get the vaccine for the original covid virus in mid-2020, there had already been 2.5 billion shots given out. I would not want to be the first person to get the shot for subvariant BA.2.75. We use supercomputers to check for billions of possible chemical reactions in the human body. The real number of potential reactions is in the trillions, so at some point, we are going to run into a major problem.
One of the greatest dangers of Covid-19 is that we no longer see it as a danger. Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently said the world is in a better situation to fight the virus now than it was back in 2020 when it started to sweep around the world. “We won’t be the hostage of the virus like we had in the past two years,” he said at the briefing. “We know the virus; we have better tools to fight it.”
At any point, Covid could mutate into a form that has a very high mortality rate. Since everyone is sick of wearing masks, a new mandate would be largely ignored. We’ve already spent $10 trillion on this virus. The world no longer has the capacity for round II.
The Covid-19 virus is just a warning of what will take place during the tribulation. Bible prophecy clearly indicates that there will be end-time diseases that will kill vast numbers of people. Rather than ending on a sad note by quoting one of these plague scriptures, I would rather conclude with the verse that reminds us that God’s grace is always with us:
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
Love of Money: Evil
A question that frequently comes to mind: Why does it appear that, no matter which way we look in the world of national leadership, there are those in charge who seem bent on destroying our nation?
For example, consider that one writer described the Biden administration as having “throttled” US energy production. The president has trapped much of our nation’s vast energy reserves behind a wall of bureaucratic red tape. This action, which took place immediately after the president took office, has affected the American populace as few other economic decisions could.
Gas prices—as you no doubt can attest personally—have more than doubled in some areas around the country. We are now facing, according to some who are supposed to know, energy costs for our homes that will double in some areas of the nation.
All of this could begin to be instantly reversed by changing the energy policy back to the way it was before January of 2021.
But those who are in charge are in the camp of the “green” fanatics who constitute a very small percentage of the American population.
These have the complete support of the propagandists who are the national mainstream media and the Hollywood entertainment industry. They are the mouthpieces that day after day support every insane governmental policy imaginable.
This involves not only the destruction of energy that runs our industrial productivity, but the moral energy that the US inherited by our founding fathers, who saw fit to write into our Constitution and other documents common sense derived from God’s Word.
The question, again, is: Why are there those in leadership who are accomplishing the destruction of America?
We have often heard that America won’t be destroyed from outside forces, but by forces within. I used to doubt that when at university and even later, but not anymore. The erosion has become a caustic environment induced by leaders who seem to have lost their collective mind. They want to listen to the madness that is the mantra of the “Mother Earth” worshippers—the environmental wackos who say they believe we are destroying the earth through fossil fuels and must now go “green” in order to save the planet.
It is absolute madness, and we look at the leaders people keep electing who go along with all this insanity.
The answer is that the entire cabal that joins in this effort is controlled by the mind of Satan himself. It is Ephesians 6:12 “on steroids.”
But dissecting the things involved, we come to the crux of the matter. The cabal of leaders who are in control—many after decades of entrenchment within Washington, DC— are, I believe, in the financial pockets of the likes of George Soros and other elite globalist influencers. These influencers constitute the human element of the minions—the powers and principalities— in the high places of wickedness described by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:12.
Bottom line is the bottom line. That is, the Washington, DC, leaders, it is obvious, cast aside all concern for national well-being, for sovereignty, and all other facets involving our republic, including constitutional safeguards. They do so for one thing—to work toward financially feathering their own nests. The swamp is indeed a swamp of incestuous evil (in terms of nepotism and every other form of insider nefariousness).
Now, I’m not saying that every congressman, senator, or other government official is in this category. But certainly those in this category control and shape policies that are, evidence proves, tearing the nation apart. A nation so divided cannot stand, said Lincoln, who was taking that truth from Jesus.
These are doing the work of the evil one, whether realizing and acknowledging it or not. They are doing the globalist elites’ evil, which is, whether realizing it or not, doing the bidding of the mastermind behind the Great Reset blueprint to supposedly “build back better.”
It is the same old luciferic ploy: “I will ascend and put my star above the throne of God.”
He is the one who convinced the Tower of Babel builders to try to usurp that Holy Throne. He is back, in full fury, knowing that he has but a short time to try to turn around the fate that he will find impossible to avoid.
He plies these one-world builders and the DC swamp creatures with promises of great financial gain, appealing to one of fallen man’s most lusted-after commodity. He appeals to their love of money, which is the root of all sorts of evil (1 Timothy 6:10).
Money buys power and influence, which is at the nucleus of fallen man’s pride and anti-God lusts. As Henry Kissinger once said, “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”
The wicked geopoliticians lust after what the devil offers—great wealth and power. It will bring them, they think, the ultimate in satisfaction and pleasure. They refuse to believe that God in Heaven owns everything of material and spiritual wealth, and He created it all in absolute perfection. Satan and his minions—both demonic and human—have perverted that which God created.
To be in Christ, who paid in full for the sins of mankind, is to be a joint heir with Christ. Those in God’s family are to have all the wonders He owns.
The love of God, not the love of money, is where true riches await those who accept God’s grace gift of salvation.
Here, again, is how to become a joint heir with Jesus Christ:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)