And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. Mark 3:25
The House Divided Speech was an address given by Abraham Lincoln, later President of the United States, on June 16, 1858, which he based on biblical scripture. The nation was divided on the enslavement of individuals leading to a Civil War and division between people, especially on a political level that is still prevalent in our societies today.
We are focusing on the political dissension that has aggressively risen up during this pandemic. It has us so distracted that many individuals are desensitized to the current statistics of infection and death. The fight is to return to normal because the economy in our Capitalistic nation is suffering.
It is difficult to believe that we are divided in the most crucial time when a Killer virus is still victimizing and proving that the law of nature is valid, “Only the strong survive.” There is a war between the political powers and healthcare providers on the necessary measures to contain and eradicate the COVID-19 virus. So, the healthcare providers have conceded to the powers that be and have intertwined effective measures with ineffective measures to calm the hysteria of the general public.
The previous pandemic had the advantage of the development of a vaccine, and still had a duration of 16 months.
Many engage in online political squabbles, ignoring the continual rise of infectious cases and deaths. Within the 4th month of the coronavirus, the desire for a quick recovery to reestablish our economy still prevails. One nurse aptly surmised the situation in her statement, “We are using measures that are clearly in opposition to all the Infection Control protocols that we vowed to uphold in the delivery of patient care.” Basic Microbiology affirms that viruses cannot be controlled and treated as bacteria produced diseases, yet, as healthcare providers, we silence ourselves as we watch the increase of cases and a rising death toll.
When Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate, he went out to the people and told them, “He is not guilty of any crime.” But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this “King of the Jews?” But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” John 18:38-40. The Jews chose a criminal over an innocent man, Jesus Christ.
So, the leaders have agreed that something must be done. We need something tangible to curtail the mass hysteria caused by humanity’s helplessness. The American people are out of control, and we cannot afford this type of reaction, with the election being so close. And the rest of the story is that the Physician’s and Nurses that we trust and rely on to treat and teach us to manage disease processes, suddenly do not possess the expertise to develop strategies and implement protocols to manage another viral pandemic. (4/2009-8/2010, H1N1 Influenza virus)
Behind the closed doors, the politicians tell the healthcare providers, “Do you see, it worked? Give them what they want; however, I will not wear a face mask.” With the distraction, we arm ourselves with hand sanitizer, gloves, and face coverings, seeking stores that remain open. We complain about our constitutional rights being violated as the virulent COVID-19 continues to take victims without mercy.
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3
Satan continues to execute his diabolical plans as more conflict arises from a Republican Senate hopeful, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai. Known as Dr. Shiva, he has three goals:
1. To become a Republican Senator.
2. To initiate the termination (firing) of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Immunologist.
3. Wants healthy Americans to return to work rather than stay at home
Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is a Mumbai-born and U.S.-raised entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in biological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Shiva is not an MD, which means he does not have a license to prescribe or to recommend the treatment of taking daily doses of mega amounts of oil-based vitamins A and D, which are stored in the body and have the potential to reach toxic levels from overdosing. Vitamin C is a water-based vitamin which is excreted daily without storage in the body, rarely causing severe side effects. Nevertheless, which one of your children will you experiment with? Which parent will try his unproven theories?
Even with medical expertise, humanity is limited in their predictions of how the body will react to various diseases and treatment modalities. Hence, the actions of the COVID-19 virus ranges from producing infectious carriers to those with minor symptoms to respiratory failure leading to death. We can identify high-risk individuals, but we are unable to explain why a young, healthy person with a viable immune system succumbs to the infection.
Drugs are tested under controlled conditions in clinical trials that are required before the FDA gives its approval. Data is collected based on the reactions and results from the majority of the clinical participants. The many adverse reactions that are mentioned during the media ads have occurred to real people in the clinical trials, even leading up to the death of some of the participants.
Before you think that this article is about politicians vs. healthcare professionals or Democrats vs. Republicans, I assure you that my focus is spiritual. I believe in being well-informed and use my time wisely to stay abreast of current events that signify the end of time and Jesus’ Second Coming.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
But understand this: In the last days, terrible times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these! 2 Timothy 3: 1-5.
Believers begin to study the Bible as never before, include spiritual fasting and much prayer. Satan is attempting to deceive the people of God because he knows his time is short. Many are fearful and desperate for a quick fix to eradicate this virus. Deceptive remedies are being presented as a cure for the pestilence in our land so we can return to our regular routines.
Solomon was a young man when God appointed him as King. His request to God: 9 “Give your servant, therefore, an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who can govern this your great people?”
10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11 And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12 behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. 1 Kings 3:9-12
We can approach the Throne of Grace, humbly asking God to impart wisdom and to give us spiritual discernment. Let no man deceive you by any means…2 Thessalonians 2:3 first part. As long as we rely on God, we will be able to differentiate the truth from error.
Unless you are an essential worker, Obey the laws of the land–Stay at Home. If you must run errands, practice Social Distancing. According to the experts, the next 2 weeks are critical, whether the virus will exacerbate or decline.
God will provide a hedge of protection around us when we do our part. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until the danger passes by. Psalm 57:1
Prepare yourself! Through the process of elimination, rid yourself of foods that fail to provide nutrients to the mind and body. Return to the original plant-based diet, and your body and mind will be strengthened. Purchase or download Counsel on Diet and Foods by Ellen G. White.
Use good judgment. Pray for wisdom. Trust in God. Prepare for Eternal life one day at a time.
Prayer: Dear God, We come before you asking for the forgiveness of our sins. The disease that exists came as a surprise to us. Many of us are in a state of confusion, and we ask you to reveal the truth to us on how to care for our bodies during this pandemic. As we study your Word, we ask you to fill us with your Holy Spirit as you did for others on the Day of Pentecost. We pray on behalf of the essential workers that you will protect them from all hurt, harm, and danger and do the same for our families. May we continue to live faith-based lives until you come again. We ask this prayer in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson-Ruiz RN 2020