Earlier this week, Yahweh showed me a book in his hands. He was at the end of the first chapter. Yahweh closed that chapter and opened another. The new chapter had three or four pages. Each page had scenarios on it, front and back. This chapter is a continuation of the prior one, but with new judgments, experiences, dangers, and help from him. Like the first chapter, it is global in scope.
The "first pestilence," as it was called by Yahweh, was in the first chapter. This was the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Yahweh used it to set up the Age of the Individual. There will be more of this in the second chapter. There will be more separation as he prepares us for what is to come. The world will be faced with the testing of evil, and it will be up to each individual and each nation to choose good and refuse to act on the evil choices, no matter how severe the temptations.
Although the coronavirus brought death, there was grace in the midst of it. There were many stories of people helping one another, and there were also stories of selfishness and avarice in the midst of the crisis. The name-calling was particularly nasty. It is hard not to despise the media. How far they have fallen. Their ways are evil.
Nurses prayed on the rooftops of the hospital they worked in, for the patients and the staff. One said, "we felt God in the wind." I also have seen him in the wind many times recently. That is new, for me. Doctors and nurses prayed on their knees for God's help. In the midst of the peril, there was faith and hope and trust. Our God is trustworthy, and many know this to be true. Others mocked such trust in a Being they refuse to acknowledge.
The next chapter is more dangerous, and will be more trying. Fear will increase for those who do not have the faith that was exhibited by many in the first chapter. I have a friend in Africa, Pastor John in Uganda. His faith was steady. He told me that all the radio stations and television shows in his nation are urging people to seek God and repent of any evil they have done or are doing. What a sensible response. This trust will be needed in the days ahead as events intensify. Pestilence, war, disasters lie ahead. I spoke with my doctor on the phone. He said, "People are learning that money is not as important as they thought. It is their lives and what is within them that matters." How true.
Still, Yahweh will hear the prayers of those who seek him. Not to stop what he brings, for this testing was long foretold, but to help those who seek his presence. As he said, this calls for the patient endurance of the saints. I hope he is pleased with what he sees in humanity, and the trust in him, but I know that wickedness will increase as evil continues to flood the earth. We are back to the beginning (in the Garden of Eden) and we must understand the import of good and evil, and choose the good. Only by rejection of evil will we reach the end. In the meantime, evil will grow stronger and stronger, until we finally cry out, enough! and repent of our ways. Then, he will help us. However, the world will never return to what it was. But, considering the murders of the innocent, the murders through the gangs and the violent, it should never return. We will be far better off. It is just that it will take patience to get to where we need to be. The next chapter will help guide us, just not in the very gentle way that we like to be led and taught.