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Saturday, March 28 2020

                                               

I, like many folks have read a lot about this virus pandemic and have seen much on TV; perhaps way more than I needed to see and hear. The reason for this is to try to comprehend just what is going here, and not just from single source of information. I not only watch the local news but watch the news out of Berlin, Germany and even more news out of Tokyo, Japan, and yes; the internet, people that I have found credible over many years with a good track record. In all this information gathering, I’m still no expert. I have seen people ask this question often in various briefings; how does this corona-virus compare with other flu viruses?  Good question, I actually wondered that myself.

I looked up this information on the CDC (Center for Disease and Control) web-site, as of this writing 540, 832 people infected by the corona virus, so far; 24, 903 have died. That is quite a number of lives to be infected, but how does that compare to the “regular” if such a word is acceptable, that catch the yearly influenza virus? Once again the CDC posts the numbers; from Oct 2019 to present day; 38 to 54 “million” people ill, (you read that right, million) 390,000 to 710,000 people in hospitals, 23,000 to 59,000 deaths, these are worldwide stats, (not sure of all the variation). One of the reasons this corona virus is being taken so seriously is because it has “unknown qualities” therefore unknown projections can only be made. It is always prudent to err on the side of caution where lives are at stake. It is being compared to the pandemic of 1918 known as the Spanish Flu in which 50 million people died (estimated). Historians believe it helped bring an end to WW I, troops were too sick to fight. If what I read is true, this virus is 10 times more contagious than the regular flu, and the germs stay active for up to 10 days on infected surfaces. Though this virus is comparatively small at present, it has had a huge impact upon the world so far.

You may have noticed the “fear factor” involved across the world and in your town. In some places hysteria may be a better word, panic, what in the world is driving this type of reaction in so many people? In a word; hype, the news outlets of the world are doing most folks a disservice in so much over the top hype. It has caused the local grocery store shelves to be stripped, as in barren. It seems the virus is making people hungry, more than sick. And vast amounts of toiletries, once again are in short supply, I still don’t see the connection to that yet. The other day a big cargo trailer was found to be chock full of toilet tissue, it seems the perpetrator was going to make a handsome profit with his thievery. I wonder if all this panic buying has led to depleted pocketbooks where folks are not even able to go a couple or few weeks without a paycheck to the tune of the Federal Government having to provide a stimulus package to bail folks out. I am quite sure someone; somewhere is tracking this “most revealing” trend, perhaps with ulterior motives, more on that later.

            Who hasn’t noticed the Stock Markets of the world lately? This downward trend started a few weeks ago, since that time some of the biggest economies of the world, the U.S, China, Germany and the EU, Japan, have lost almost 1/3 in value. Incredible; trillions of dollars wiped off the markets, just like that! I have wondered, maybe you as well, how can that be, how can the markets be so volatile? The “Circuit Breaker” on Wall Street, as it is called has been tripped three times since the slide, or it could have been worse they say. I have to ask this; how can we have allowed this to happen? We are intelligent people are we not? In comparison to other flu viruses where millions of people have perished; why wasn’t those flu epidemics even considered headlines in our local paper. Is there more to this than meets the eye? I see where Germany is going to pump 150 billion dollars into their economy, compared to the U.S. that’s nothing. The U.S. has passed a resolution to add a whopping 2 Trillion dollars into our economy. This is to avert a monetary meltdown per the elected officials. This was done before we even reached a local flu level worldwide. I must admit I may be missing something here, but to me, the response to this level of disaster at this point is way over-kill. So, that makes me wonder if there is more to this than we see at our level of observation? I read a headline the other day that got me thinking about this thought. The headline read; Is the cure worse than the virus? To which I could add; If the economies of the world go under, roll over, world- wide financial pandemic, bankrupt world goes bust; you get the point, how many will die as a result of that? Who knows, but all one has to do is look at third world countries to see many folks dying of hunger. At this point I can’t say I know for sure what is going on in the world with this Global Pandemic; we’ll see. But I am positive of something that is coming to this world that will make the Great Depression pale in comparison.

            For those folks that believe what the Bible says, and for those that will one day wish they had, some very relevant truths abound. Does the Bible have anything to say about a financial meltdown on a worldwide scale? I wish it didn’t, but it does. In the Book of Revelation (The Final Book of the Bible) covers these end-time events.

I’m sure many folks have heard of the NWO; the New World Order. Many past Presidents have hawked it, leaders of other Countries have called for it, it’s part of a Global Agenda, for reference see Agenda 21 or Agenda 2030. Overall; its part of what the Bible reveals that is coming; a One World Government, a One World Currency and a One World Religion. Do we see any signs these events are coming to past? Could a global pandemic be used to usher in the NWO, not sure, but something about world financial instability could surely be used to usher in some type of new order. One more thought; 2 trillion dollars will be added to the National Debt. In 2008 the National Debt was just over 8 trillion dollars, in just 12 years it has ballooned to over 23 trillion dollars. The bubble will burst, when, how bad, how devastating, it will be worldwide you can bet on that.    

            The Bible says this will happen in the end of days (not the end of the world) just in the end times. Revelation Chapter 6: 5; And when He had opened the 3rd Seal; I heard the 3rd beast say; come and see. And I beheld, and lo a “Black Horse”; and he that had sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. Verse 6; And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say; a measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny, and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. I can only provide a brief here as it pertains to what I feel is relevant to our discussion. Many folks have heard of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This is not some fictional rambling of Bible thumpers as many might assume. Let’s consider the Black Horse and its rider, the guy with a pair of balances or scales in his hand. The world is being judged at this point, but something has happened to the economies of the world. The Word declares in no uncertain terms that it will take a day’s wages to buy just a loaf of bread. In the days when these words were penned a penny (days wages) would buy a loaf of bread. Many may have read in the history of Germany in the 1930’s, people would have a wheel barrow of money just to eat lunch at a local restaurant. In other words money was worthless, a financial meltdown. Whether money is worthless or scarce, the bottom line is that it will take a day’s wages to just buy a loaf of bread, if you are lucky enough to find that. There is more to this account that is important for us to know. This Black Horse rider shows up after the Church has been removed from planet earth. The Church leaves in Chapter 4:1; the; Come up hither of the Church. It is at this precise time of the Churches leaving that Chapter 6 begins; concurrently. When does the Church leave? Good question; so it pays to b ready at all times.

            Something is coming, and soon per many in the know. Is this the pre-cursor to the big Global Meltdown, not sure, I find it very significant. However, I’m still here, it hasn’t happened yet, there is still time to be prepared. How does one prepare for that? By following God’s plan to make sure you are not here when all this begins to happen.

Blessings

Pastor Thomas Nosworthy

Light the Way Ministries.                                                  

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