Unless you missed it, the Chinese have accused the US Army of releasing this Wuhan Novel Corona Virus, Covid 19, as a Bio-Weapon. I will come back to that. Also, in case you missed it, the UK Government does not NOT want us all to get the Virus. No, that is not a typing error, it’s a nice way of saying that essence of their plan and actions, seems for the nation to take an high infection ‘hit’ now as is possible, so as to increase ‘herd immunity’ for the future, so that we don’t have to come back round this way again. All my figures are speculative for the white coats refuse to speculate, but even so, Sir Patrick Vallance said
in an ideal scenario, 60% of the UK would become infected with Corvid-19 to help us all be "a bit protected" from the virus.
Surely ‘herd immunity' should be an outcome, not a goal?
It seems that the UK strategy is to make ‘herd immunity’ a goal, and this will be costly in terms of, and let me just say it, in terms of killing more people.
Other people are quoting a far higher infection rate to achieve this so called herd immunity, and a far higher kill rate to go with it, but it seems that through the boffins were willing to throw a few speculative numbers around for infection and kill rates (both quite low) they were unwilling to speculate on how many would die?
However, on those figures given by the UK white-coats, my spreadsheets says around 400,000 dead in the UK and over 2 Million dead in the USA.Even that old communist with three mansions, Mr. Bernie Sanders had speculated more will die in the USA than there were US casualties in WWII.
That’s a BIG hit, indeed, so big a hit that the grave pits which the Iranians are digging to bury Corona Virus victims can be seen from space.
Don't believe the Government, it might just save your life.
However, the Corona Virus we have is only the flu and most people will have only mild symptoms and feel a bit achy. I mean, just like Tom Hanks (Mega-Rich and getting the best health care in the world) says it is so. Fortunately, most people do not believe the Government (this is a good thing as it might just save your life) and are already cancelling large gatherings and pulling their kids out of school. Come on Boris, catch up!
It’s a terrible thing to say, but let’s sincerely hope the UK boffins are correct! for any increase in those figures of infection and kill rates, yield far, far more deaths. Now you know why the world is panicking. (By the way, I am not, and I will come back to that later on as well.)
Globalism is under attack. Thank God!
Also, unless you missed it, Globalism is under attack and I hope will hopefully die in the pandemic as well, and good riddance to it. Nationalism is hopefully on the rise, and so it should be, for nationalism is God’s protection chiefly from the spread of sin and rebellion against Him, but it doesn’t half help in protecting cultures from the spread of all sorts of external corruption, including the Wuhan 2019, Novel Corona Virus, Covid-19. (I might come back to that later as well.) I suspect that this is why nations have been and continue in closing their borders, and those who did so at the beginning of this unnecessary and grossly mismanaged mess, might just come out of it all better than the rest of us tainted with the politically correct cancer of a virulent Globalism.
We are not yet in 'The Time of The End'
Speaking as a Christian, and it’s a crying shame I have to clarify and quantify ‘Christian, so, speaking as a Bible Believing Christian then, I do not believe we are yet in the time of the end, nor in the tribulation period.
No, things can get all far too terrifying without those times com
1 This [a]know also, that in the last days shall come perilous times.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, cursed speakers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, [b]unholy,
3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, intemperate, fierce, no lovers at all of them which are good,
4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God,
5 Having a show of godliness, but have denied the power thereof: [c]turn away therefore from such.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive simple women laden with sins, and led with divers lusts,
7 Which women are ever learning, and are never able to come to the acknowledging of the truth.
8 And as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 [d]But they shall prevail no longer: for their madness shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also was.
A leaked UK government document warns that under a worst case scenario, 80 per cent of Brits could be infected with the coronavirus and half a million would die.
The document, which was leaked to the Sun newspaper, outlines “the reasonable worst case” outcome in which four fifths of the country to succumb to the virus.
“The current planning assumption is that 2-3 per cent of symptomatic cases will result in a fatality,” states the document, meaning that 500,000 would die.
A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care emphasized that such numbers were a worst case scenario and “this does not mean we expect it to happen.”
Earlier today, more than 300 staff members of American oil company Chevron were evacuated from a building in London’s Canary Wharf after an employee returning from an infected country reported flu symptoms.
There are currently only 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus in England, although the World Health Organization just warned countries outside of China that they were “simply not ready” for the spread of the virus.
“It can get ready very fast, but the big shift has to be in the mindset,” said Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO’s China envoy.
For the first time, more new cases have been reported in countries outside of China than inside, with 411 inside China and 427 outside.
The WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the sudden rise in coronavirus cases in Italy, Iran and South Korea was “deeply concerning.”
Dream Word – POWER
Colossians 1:16-17 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. NKJV
Charterhouse public school boy, Peter Gabriel, founder of the hit band Genesis, later continued with his own solo career having his first top ten-hit with ‘Jeux Sans Frontieres,’ or, ‘Games without Frontiers.’ Gabriel probably based his song lyrics on a popular and ‘lavish’ Pan European game-show of the same name at that time. The British copied this show and called it, ‘It’s A Knockout’ putting (before he was later disgraced) Stuart ,‘ Mad as a hatter’ Hall, as its host. Laugh! Everybody laughed so much at this show that they cried! In this respect then, Gabriel’s repetitive lyric of everyone playing ‘Games without frontiers and war without tears’ was on the one hand quite funnily wrong.
The problem with sin is that is damages the whole man. If I seek satisfaction outside of the boundaries laid down by God, the repercussion are often seen in H.I.V., Gonorreah, Chlamydia and the like, unwanted children, privations, poverty and a billion pitiful existences. Sin damages men spiritually, sexually, emotionally, socially, physically and economically. Sin, I am afraid, has an holistic infiltration, indeed, the latest scientific results also affirm the Scriptures, in that not only does sin affect your money sack for generations, but it affects your sperm sack for generations as well. Am I being too crude, too rude, too lewd? Well someone needs to be, yes someone needs to be telling young men and prospective fathers that “Sin puts a spanner in your sperm!”
It was in 1986 when the last 200 canaries were made redundant from British coal mines. For many years, these brightly coloured singing birds had been used to test the air quality in mines. Canaries were particularly sensitive, you see, to the presence of Carbon Monoxide and Methane, showing noticeably visible signs of distress long before miners were aware of the danger. The canaries might stop singing, or sway back and forth on their perch, or even fall to their small cage bottom and sometimes even die. Thankfully, new digital technology eventually replaced the miner’s feathered friend.
Dream Word – DISCOVER
Matthew 13:20-21 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. NKJV
“Whoever is uprooted himself, uproots others. Whoever is rooted in himself does not uproot others.” So says the ‘mad mystic’ Simone Weil and of course, I do believe she is quite correct.
Now, I do not wish to disparage Simone, this woman of phenomenal intelligence and courageous conviction, but her mysticism was quite, shall we say, ‘rooted in a broad spiritual context,’ rather than Christianity per se.
Weil died aged just 34 years, during WWII. She was working 'beyond enthusiasm' for the ‘Free French,’ allowing herself only to eat what the Nazi imposed food ration in occupied France allowed. Diagnosed already with T.B. she probably ate even less. Upon her death, it was ruled that she had committed suicide by starving herself while the balance of her mind was disturbed. In all probability, Simone was severely Anorexic.
Weil’s last piece of work before her death was called ‘The Need for Roots’. In this work, Simone, while addressing the past of her defeated and dispossessed country of France, both proposes and plans an intricate way ahead for the future of her country after WWII. That is the context from which I have plucked here, her most interesting observation on roots, “Whoever is uprooted himself, uproots others. Whoever is rooted in himself does not uproot others.” I think it somewhat lines up with some of Karl Barth’s observations on the love of God, wherein he argues that because ‘God is rooted in Himself,’ therefore, ‘His love is an overflow of His essence that He turns toward us’ (Church Dogmatics, p273).
Extending these similar propositions of Weil and Barth, I wonder if it is correct that people who are rooted in completeness, overflow in giving life, and people who have no root, do not just wither and die themselves, but (and you will forgive my mixed metaphors here) like a drowning man clutching at his rescuer, will in the power those same panicked, angry, self soul-satisfying, iron-gripped fingers, try and pluck out of the ground even those very folks exuding the completeness and wholeness, that they so desperately desire to possess for themselves. I think there is some merit in my thinking because Jesus alludes to this very fact as not only a natural calamity of growing wheat in this fallen world but as an act of total war from the great enemy of our souls himself, waged against the church of Christ.
So, what can be said about these things?
Firstly then, that we need to make sure we have a root within ourselves which is fixed in the completeness of God. The root is within us, but the fruit is outside of us, it overflows from us, it hangs down full of righteous seduction, dripping with succulent juices and ready to be plucked from full and bent branched trees. Always, always dear friend, look at your root and before you look at your fruit.
Secondly, that the felt choking from the world and even from professors in the church, of which there are many, are more indicative of their state than of yours. The strangling tare and the care of the things of this world will always produce a choking on the fruit-bearing trees of God. Be wise in these things, for you will know in your spirit, what the personal barrenness of incompleteness feels like and what the coughing, and choking, of life-sucking, power-hungry, black hole, critical and condemning bad-breathed tares feels like as well! Know the difference. Fix both of them. Cut them out of your life.