[2020-03-11] – As events unfold, I will try to keep this blog updated with new entries italicized and the date of addition noted.
The kingdom of God is to have the attributes of God (the reality of our invisible God) expressed to all mankind. As humans, we are made holy by Christ living in us, cleansing us to make us righteous inside and out, and expressing God’s righteousness inside and out, which is to love and forgive in all our interactions with each other. As Christians, we are to bring this reality to the world. “And put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality.” (Eph. 4:24) Loving those on this earth is the greatest expression of our Lord on this visible earth. That is why He died for us. We are to care for each other as the Lord cared for us. As such, I will use this site to warn everyone concerning the corona virus as God has graced me with some learning in science.
On the Corona Virus Global Cases website at John Hopkins, there is a graph at the right-hand corner showing the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 outside of China. If you switch this to the logarithmic scale, you will see that the growing number of cases form a linear line for cases outside of China. As such, assuming we continue as we are, the number of cases can be predicted. By March 13, we should have about 100,000 cases (excluding those in China) and by March 29, we should have about 1 million cases (excluding those in China). Please see for yourself. China has been able to bend their logarithmic line by separating people, reducing or eliminating social contact whether people want to or not. The world needs to follow suit.
A proactive approach needs to be adhered to.
A reactive approach is what most of the world is using. When someone is identified as having the virus, we try to trace his/her contacts. Realize the harm has already been done as the incubation period is so long. A proactive approach is to self-isolate, regardless of our status, to prevent transmission. That is what China did to bend a logarithmic curve. Italy is following in a similar manner. That is why the initial predicted date may be more towards March 14th or 15th now. The world has to pause. We all need to self-isolate in unity.
Older individuals greater that 60 years of age have a significantly higher morbidity and mortality. A quarter of those over 60 if infected, need medical attention. They need to self-isolate and not catch this. The hope is that the virus would mutate but it may take nine month to over a year. We will likely run out of test kits to follow the numbers.
“While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labour pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” (1 The. 5:3)
God has only asked us to love each other. We could not do it by our own abilities. We keep messing up because we are so limited. So He came to become the very love, an agape love that is self-sacrificial, that lives out of us so we care more for other than ourselves. On his dying breath, Stephen showed this love by praying for the very people who were stoning him to death. “Then falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them!’ Having said this, he fell asleep.” (Acts 7:60) He had been transformed into the image of Christ, who said, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:24) as they divided up His garments by casting lots.
At this time, believe into God, receiving Him so He will live in you…and then out of you. That is the only way “…to love your enemies, [and] do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27) Let Christ reign in your hearts so true peace would reign on this earth.
“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Mat. 6:10)