Some people vehemently blame God for the devastating Pandemic that has taken the world by storm, others believe it’s probably God’s judgment on the world for their sins, and many are simply confused by the countless deaths and sicknesses that have impaled so many of our loved ones and friends.
Now the One Million Dollar question? Did God cause the Pandemic in order to deflate the world’s arrogance and to purge its sin? Well, let’s take a look into scripture and into the very heart of God, and the purpose of judgment, how God views sin, unrighteousness, and wickedness.
God doesn’t play checkers, and if he was interested in doing so, it would be more a game of Chess, with a “Check Mate” finish! Neither does God “try” to do anything. Whatsoever God intends to do, his words will never return into him void, but will accomplish that which it was sent to do. There’s no hit or miss, it’s spot on every single time. So what does this all mean? It means that God sent his son Jesus not to judge the world, but to save the world. The individual must themselves reject Jesus Christ, the message, and salvation to inherit judgment.
If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.
So does that means that God doesn’t judge? Further, does it mean that he will not hold us accountable for our actions? Easy answer. God has a simple rule! “Whatever we reap, we also sow”. While the earth remains; there will be time to reap what you have sown. Therefore, we get to make our way, by sowing what we want to reap and then paving a path of success for our legacy. Then there is the grace of God, that helps us to recover from our mistakes, restoring us in a fashion that only he can. On the flip side, sowing seeds of destruction will mean a harvest (reaping) of hardship, pain, and maybe even untimely death. That’s actually your engineering, not God’s.
Genesis 8: 22 – “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”
In the interim, God could if he so desired send a plague (the pandemic), pestilence, famine, or other destruction to humble the people, to draw them closer to him, or to encourage repentance. If the Pandemic was sent by God remains unknown, and there is no Prophetic word that I am aware of. However, what we do know for absolutely sure, is that God did not “Prevent” it, and Luke 21:11 says there will be plagues.
One very important takeaway from this subject matter at hand is “What a plague or judgment is to one person, maybe something altogether different for another. Take this scripture for instance –
2 Chronicles 7:14 – 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Let’s look a bit closer. The opposite of a healed land is a land of judgment! Again what judgment and the Pandemic may mean for one, may not apply to another. Ask yourself what seeds have you sown, and more importantly, are you willing to demolish your crop of sin in time to salvage your life? It’s all relative to how judgment affects the outcome of your finality.
Surviving during the last days and end times requires perseverance, humility, obedience, and faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you think there is another way to eternity, then the Pandemic is the least of your worries, and you’ve indeed missed your entire season of grace.
Think about this opportunity as your destiny that awaits you to repent, refresh, restart, and rebound from the uncertain future of your soul. It’s not that difficult unless of course, you choose to leave your fate or providence in the hands of a less than capable being who unlike God is unable to judge both the living and the dead; that’s quite a decision.
Romans 10: 9-10 – 9 say If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
It’s that simple, and knowing that your destiny is in good hands removes any worry of if the Pandemic is God’s judgment on the world or not!