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GOD vs. SATAN USING COVID-19. God’s Word informs us of what is happening in the spiritual realm behind the veil of our natural senses, and it gives us the wisdom to understand what men themselves are intending during the pandemic of COVID-19.
First: God is using the crisis to work out His eternal plan, which is that “in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are in earth; even in him” (Ephesians 1:10). Among the countless things that God is doing, He is using the coronavirus crisis to
Second: Satan is using the crisis to work out the mystery of iniquity, which is the plan to put his man on the throne of this world and to have all men worship him by that man (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).
We see this plan moving forward by the increase in the power of government over men’s lives, by the advance of global government, by the breakdown of the old religions and the spread of religious skepticism, agnosticism, and atheism, by global banking and a cashless society, by creating the desire for a great leader, and many such things. We must understand, though, that the devil’s doings are under the hand of God and can only proceed as God allows. God holds the reins of the times, and though the stage is being set for the devil’s man, he cannot come until the Restrainer (The Holy Spirit) be taken out of the way. (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8).
The following solemn command of the eternal Son of God is in force until “the end of the world,” and that, my friends, has not yet come. “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20).
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger