Isaiah 61:8 – Coronavirus Part 5

….For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Isaiah 61:8

Dear Friends,

I recently watched a movie that I had not seen in a long time called 12 Monkeys (1995). Spoiler Alert: In the movie, a worker in a biohazard laboratory lets loose a deadly virus that kills billions of people. So what does this have to do with the Wuhan virus. I continue to believe that the Wuhan virus will kill fewer people than the flu. According to one CDC report, the flu killed 80,000 people in the US during the 2017-18 winter flu season. So far the Wuhan virus has killed 1,695 people in the US. However, there are some interesting things embedded in the dialogue of the 12 Monkeys script. For example, at the end of the movie Bruce Willis says, “It’s not about the virus. It was never about the virus. It’s about control. It’s about doing what you’re told.” Consider this 60 Minutes report from Mike Wallace about the 1976 swine flu ‘outbreak’ which killed only one person yet caused panic and led to a mass-inoculation program. Although only one person died from the swine flu itself, 30 people died from the inoculation.

I began this week’s post with a reference to a film. As I close this week’s notes, another film comes to mind, a movie that portrays the issues of our day with striking satire—Captain America II, The Winter Soldier. In the scene where Captain Rogers and Agent Romanoff confront the AI ghost of Dr Zola, Dr Zola says, “HYDRA [satire for the new world order] was founded on the belief that humanity could not be trusted with its own freedom. What we did not realize was that if you try to take that freedom, they resist. The war taught us much. Humanity needed to surrender its freedom willingly.”

Film can offer interesting commentary on our times, but like everything else the world offers, it is vain and deceitful. The fact that celluloid is the artist canvas of our day is itself a commentary on our time. Now almost completely digital, cinema presents a counterfeit fantasy world. Only Scripture has the real answers that lead to everlasting life. The America we know may be gone now but fortunately, the true hope lies elsewhere. Do not willingly surrender your freedom to the new world order. Everyone has to decide at some point in their life whether they will follow the Truth of Scripture or whether they will believe what the world says. Dear friend, Jesus loves you more than you can possibly imagine. He said If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If you are ready to take the red pill and leave the false constructs of this world, reality is only a prayer of faith away. The enemy is inevitably whispering in your ear as you read this, telling you the promise is not for you, but that is a lie. Jesus died for you and He wants nothing more than for you to receive the free gift of everlasting life. If you have the courage to do that, simply pray this prayer. Jesus will take it from there and show you the next steps.

Father, I am a sinner. I receive your Son as my personal Saviour. I know and believe your Son is coming back soon to set up his kingdom on this earth. I pledge my allegiance to Him above all others. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart. Please forgive me for my sin. Thank You for the precious blood You shed for me at Calvary. I turn from my sin and ask you to take control of my life. I ask this in your holy and precious name. Amen.

If you prefer the blue pill, then enjoy your life while you can because it will be over soon. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?