St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, which is on Vatican territory, has already been closed and the pope has canceled his two weekly appearances in public.
Round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows. Just high high will COVID-19 coronavirus mania go until logic and reason are restored? If present trends continue, sky-high to the first, and not likely anytime soon to the second. In Rome, all Catholic churches have been ordered to be closed until further notice, at least until the beginning of April. That should give you a little clue to just how widespread this pandemic of fear has become.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Luke 21:25,26 (KJB)
The verses you see above will be fulfilled during the time of the Great Tribulation, the second half of the time of Jacob’s trouble. Why are men’s hearts failing them “for fear”? Because they have no relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and they are terrified. Are you terrified of the nascent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak? The global media says you should be, the bible says you shouldn’t be, if you have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” Proverbs 3:5,6,8 (KJB)
What am I doing to prepare? Not anything different than I do every cold and flu season. I am trying to get good rest, drink lots of pure water, eat healthy food, and I have increased my intake of vitamins especially C. I am taking between 4-6,000 mgs of vitamin C every day now. Why? Because I don’t want to get sick with anything, including the coronavirus, but let me tell you a hard truth that you need to hear right now. Either you trust Jesus Christ, or you don’t. If you don’t trust Him, start panicking. If you do trust Him, start acting like it.
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19,20 (KJB)
As I sit writing this article, my youngest daughter Megan who just got back from a week-long stay in New Zealand, Facetimed me to say she has a spiking fever, chills, and many of the other symptoms of COVID-19, and is going to go and be tested for coronavirus in the morning. She spent a combined 26 hours on an international flight, and came in contact with dozens and dozens of mask-wearing Chinese in the airports. Could she be infected? She sure could be, we will find out in the morning. If she is, what will we do? Trust in the Lord, eat right, get lots of rest, tons of vitamins, you know the drill. Our faith doesn’t exist in words only, we need action as well. Why do we crumble so quickly whenever the Lord sends us a test? 🤔 All you “super saints” who tell me constantly that you are ready to “go through the Tribulation” for the Lord, here’s your chance. Let’s see how you do with the coronavirus, let’s see how brave you are.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (KJB)
Our lives are not in our own hands, if you’re saved, your life is in His hands. Jesus could call us Home at anytime, so be ready to fly, none of us are promised tomorrow. In the meantime, prayers for my daughter Megan are very much appreciated, thank you. In the meantime, let’s take a trip to Rome and see how the Catholic Church is doing.
Rome Catholic churches closed due to coronavirus, unprecedented decision
FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: The decree by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Pope Francis’ vicar for the Rome archdiocese, will remain in effect until at least April 3. Rome’s Catholic churches were ordered closed on Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a moved believed to be unprecedented in modern times.
Previously, only Masses had been canceled because of the outbreak. The decree also dispenses Catholics in the Rome archdiocese from their obligation to attend Mass on Sunday’s and on what are known as Holy Days of Obligation.
The decree allows a relatively smaller number of oratories in convents and monasteries to remain open. The move follows a decision by the Italian government on Wednesday night to close virtually every commercial activity in Italy apart from pharmacies, food shops and other stores selling essential goods.
St. Peter’s Basilica, which is on Vatican territory in Rome, has already been closed and the pope has canceled his two weekly appearances in public. He held his most recent Sunday blessing and general audience from inside the Vatican and both have been streamed on the internet. READ MORE
Rome Closes All Catholic Churches As Coronavirus Hysteria Surges
In light of the coronavirus, the Supreme Court will be closed to the public, Catholic churches in Rome are closing and some states in the U.S., like Ohio, are prohibiting gatherings of 100 people or more.
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