Derek, a brother in Christ sent me this:
So the story behind this remarkably divisive coronavirus is Satan (the ultimate politician who will say anything, do anything, promise you everything) deceptively told Eve, “If you eat off that tree you can be like God” and that’s really where it started and it’s been going downhill ever since. See, in Genesis 3:5-6 Satan came to Eve in the garden and said, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” But the truth is, just because something “looks good” and “tastes good” doesn’t mean it is –– it can be more harmful than Ebola, AIDS, and the Bubonic Plague.
Adam and Eve’s decision to ignore God’s warning, (God said, “in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17) set off a chain of events, which resulted in pain, suffering, sickness, wars, and death to every generation. It used to be that Adam and his wife could go out for a walk without a worry in the world. They had no anxieties. Before their fall, they didn’t have to worry about bills or going to the supermarket. Everything was vegetarian in the garden (Genesis 1:30). All the animals were friendly and their food was growing all around them. There was no bad weather. It was paradise, then along came Satan with his lie (“Ye shall not surely die:” Genesis 3:4) of how much better life would be if Eve would only eat off that tree, and because of man’s decision that day, sin and death entered the world, and it was then passed on to all generations that followed.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12
Therefore, when people blame God for the mess that this world is in –– they’re blaming the wrong person. They need to put the blame where it belongs –– on MAN. It was man that brought cancer, earthquakes, tornadoes, pain, suffering and death into the world. “In the beginning” (Genesis 1:1) God made a perfect world and He gave man FREE WILL and man CHOSE to sin, and, in doing so, death entered in. Man’s sin is why we now die.1 Corinthians 15:21 says, “By man came death.” I recommend reading that verse again very slowly and carefully. It says man introduced death. So next time you turn on the news and the first 20 stories are about COVID, let it remind you that God made Heaven on earth in the beginning, and when sin came into the world, death and misery came with it –– so now every devastating disaster and deathly disease will makes sense from this point on.
Folks, we live in a fallen creation. Romans 8:22 says, “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain.” The whole world is suffering and in fear (or at least on alert for danger). Some people now think, “Oh no, coronavirus is gonna get me.” Others fear spiders, and the spider fears the snake. Meanwhile, that snake is on the lookout for the eagle, and the eagle is hoping there isn’t a storm. I could go on, but the point is everything, subconsciously, is in fear ! That’s not the way God made it. God made a beautiful creation. No fears. And I think one lesson we should learn from this stupid lockdown is that we’re all waiting around to die. Our life is like a puff of smoke, a vapour, with no guarantee of tomorrow just as James 4:14 says, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”
The truth is very simple. God created you to live forever in paradise with family and friends in a body that never gets sick or dies (1 Corinthians 15:53-54), but everyone born after the fall of Adam and Eve inherited a sinful nature (“For all have sinned…” Romans 3:23). If God allowed us into Heaven as we are in our sinful state we would quickly ruin it. That’s why Jesus died on the cross to cleanse us from all our sin to allow us into Heaven. 1 John 1:7 says, “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” Here’s your exit question. Today man’s decision also involves a tree (the cross) on which Jesus died (“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree…” 1 Peter 2:24). Will you accept Jesus’ payment (cleansing) from your sins, or will you do it your way like Adam ? Please think about this + check out the video below. Love ya…..thank you for reading ! ~ Derek
VIDEO: Check This Out: Pain & Suffering