CoVid-19 – updated

Not everything is what it appears to be

3/20/20  AM

Ever since this Coronavirus (CoVid-19) hit the news I have been intrigued. I have watched how it has spread and what has been said about it on the news and by so called experts. Something about it captured my attention and I followed the website with all the statistics from John Hopkins. When we prayed in our assembly about it, I said we should pray, but not only about the virus but because of the fear and panic it would cause. Well, that has certainly been true. Fear is a great motivator, just not a good one nor the right one. As God’s sons we are not to be motivated by fear. For that matter, we are not to be motivated by any emotion. We are to be led by the Spirit of God and motivated by love, which is not an emotion.

On Wednesday, March 11 the World Health Organization (notice who this is) declared CoVid-19 a global pandemic. That evening President Trump spoke to the nation. In my opinion he made some good decisions to help keep the nation safe. He also, spread fear and panic. Everything changed since that speech and things kept getting worse. As we know, there was immediate reaction from that Wednesday evening speech. Governors and mayors across the nation responded by taking more and more control. Fear and panic spread like wildfire. The NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLB, all sports delayed or postponed their seasons People rushed to stores clearing shelves, (of toilet paper!). The stock market began to drop and has since lost several trillion dollars. The Fed dropped interest rates to zero. The economy is crashing, people are losing their jobs, and we are in a national lockdown. We are told not to gather in groups of 10 or more. Schools are forced to close and some for the rest of the year. Churches are told not to meet. Government offices, libraries, movie theaters, restaurant inside seating, all closed. We are told to retreat to our homes and now some cities are completely locking down. The governor of California issued a state-wide “stay at home” order. Not much different than martial law, which by the way, the National Guard has been mobilized to help with medical, for now. All this happened very quickly, much in less than a week! Every hour of the day things are changing. Now the government is going to spend around a trillion dollars and send checks out to nearly everyone to “stimulate” the economy! I was warned in a dream several years ago about how fast things would change. As I drove down a street gas prices were $2.89 per gallon and as I continued to drive, in just a matter of minutes, gas jumped to $7.65 a gallon. This had to do with how fast things will change. When it comes to our health and the fear of death, it gets people’s attention and they are quick to give up freedom and agree to things they ordinarily wouldn’t. Fear causes us to make quick and irrational decisions. At this time, as in all times, we must be led by the Spirit of God.

Let’s look at this enemy virus that is supposedly the reason we are in a national lockdown and that our politicians are wrecking our economy over. As of this writing, the total number of people who are infected with CoVid-19 worldwide is 246,275. Those who have died, 10,038 and 86,086 have recovered. The global population is 7.6 billion (7,600,000,000). Those who have died so far make up less than .00015% of the world’s population. Those who are infected make up less than .0035% of the total population of the world. Even if you do not believe the numbers of infected are accurate let’s times it by 10. That would mean out of 7.6 billion people on the planet there would still only be 2.46 million people (less than .03%) would be infected with a virus that has a very good recovery rate. Now this is still a lot of people and we do not want anyone to get sick much less die from this virus or any virus for that matter. Even at this number the percentage is still incredibly low. They are telling us that some people who contract this virus have no symptoms at all and others have very mild symptoms and those symptoms are very similar to the flu. If no one told us this virus was out there, would we have even noticed it during our regular flu season? At this point, I don’t think we would. The numbers will go up as more testing is available and with all the fear and panic out there, those who have a sniffle or headache will want to go to the hospital and be tested who otherwise wouldn’t.

Here are the current numbers in the USA; 14,250 are infected, 121 have recovered and 205 have died. 74 died in Washington state, 38 in New York and 18 in California for a total of 130. These numbers will go up. The population of the USA is 329 million (329,000,000). That is less than .005% of the total population in our nation that is infected at the present time. That is five thousandth of one percent! Let’s say that number of infected is multiplied by 10. That would be 142,500 people infected. That may still be too low so let’s multiply it by 20. That would be 285,000 people out of a population of 329 million. That would still be less than .09%, nine hundredths of one percent of our population with a very good recovery rate. If we saw 3,290,000 people infected with this virus that would be 1% of our population. A serious pandemic was the Purple Plague of 1918 that affected 25% of the US population and killed 50 million people worldwide. Some other numbers for perspective; 44 people are murdered every day in America. 2,000 babies with some estimates as high as 3,000 are aborted every day in the US alone. Each day more than 90 Americans are killed in car accidents and 130 deaths by suicide. From October 2019 through March 7, of this year 22,000 to 55,000 have died from the seasonal flu in the US. You have a better chance of dying from the seasonal flu, a car wreck or being murdered on the street than you do of dying of this virus at this point. Again, the numbers will go higher. The normal flu, pneumonia and any other viruses are always dangerous to the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Eyes are on Italy where there is a “major break out” of this virus that everyone is saying is so serious and that we do not want that here. First, the USA is not Italy in terms of population demographics and health care. Let’s look at those numbers. Italy has a population of 61 million with 41,035 people infected which is less than .07% of their population with a great recovery rate! I left China and Iran out of this equation simply because I do not believe we have any accurate numbers to work with from those two nations. Could this virus get worse? Sure, it could, so could a lot of other things. Something else is going on here. I am reminded of a dream I had of a ship that broke in half in the middle of the sea as I was watching from the sky, I saw one guy in the water with a lifejacket on. I then went from the sky to being that man. I then heard the voice of God say, “It is not what it appears”. The past couple days I have been hearing this phrase by Rahm Emmanuel that was initially spoken by Saul Alinsky in his Rules for Radicals, “Never let a crisis go to waste”. America is a great and powerful nation that is no match economically nor militarily for any other nation. The way to destroy America is from within. This is Satan’s age old tactic, I will convince them to destroy themselves. Exactly what he did with Adam and Eve in the Garden. We are in an election year no less! Most people vote based on the economy. We went from an amazing prosperous economy to now what will be a recession…if we do nothing. We better know that the Liberals, Marxists and radical Muslims are taking whatever advantage they can and our enemies are watching how we handle this. The virus is not ruining our economy, our politicians are…all of them, Republicans and Democrats alike. Why? Fear.

We know the media survives on fear and they are the absolute worse in fear mongering. However, when the President speaks it makes a huge impact. He is under tremendous pressure. Making decisions like he has with the many voices speaking to him is incredibly tough. I cannot even imagine the pressure he is under. I have felt ever since last Wednesday he has not been himself and he is listening to so called experts (like Dr. Fauci) in an attempt to make our nation safe. The long term effects of fear and panic that is damaging our economy will be worse that the virus. By the way, fear, anxiety, worry and stress serve to lower our immune system making us more vulnerable to sickness. What does scripture exhort us to think on? Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by l prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you, Philippians 4

The President appears to be under some kind of Jezebel Spirit of delusion. The Ekklesia is needed in this time. I received a word last Wednesday that I mentioned on Sunday morning; “I am mobilizing my army to be at the ready, like Minutemen”. President Trump, Vice President Pence, the Cabinet all the advisors need our prayers and decrees. President Trump can rise above the noise of the many opinions and the deluding spirit of Jezebel and lead as he is called to do in this hour. The government has a job to do and so does the Ekklesia and they are not the same but, they do complement one another. This could be a major shift for America. We could go one way or another. There could be some “re-sets” if we engage and pray according to the will of God from a place of peace and not out of our emotions. We can depart from this “crisis” better than we were when we went into it. It is God’s will and we have the honor and privilege to partner with Him to accomplish His will. We were born for such a time as this. 

By the way, this is nothing compared to what is coming. 

Joe Nicola

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