Will life ever return to the way things were before COVID-19 disrupted our lives?
That’s a good question!
And the Bible provides insight to help us find a reasonable answer!
Return To Normal?
A question I hear being asked a lot is: “Do you think we will ever return to normal life?”
It’s an interesting question, and I must admit that, for a while, it was one I, myself, thought about as I looked across the prophetic horizon.
Around the country we’re seeing a sense of foreboding that nags at many, even among devoted believers.
Will we ever see a time like we enjoyed before Coronavirus like maybe around Thanksgiving 2019? —Before quarantining and social distancing? Before churches were told not to meet at full capacity? Before wearing masks that in a sinister way obscure smiles and expressions of hope we previously were allowed to see on the countenances of our friends and fellow human beings? Will we ever again return to a time like before, when we received no glares of fear and even anger from eyes peering at us from behind the masks if we choose not to wear them?
The question is legitimate. Fear of this microscopic entity has many Americans concerned even though recent statistics from the CDC show the harmful effects of the disease have been grossly overblown. Of the 180,000 people reported to have died of COVID-19, only some nine thousand-plus have actually died of COVID itself. The majority died from age-related and or other health complications.
Why is this so under-reported by the mainstream media? I’ve written many times about the reasons for such muddling of truth. The deception involved in COVID-19, the sequestering of individual Americans one from another (the masking of America—and the world, for that matter) is all part of the answer to the question: “Will we ever return to normal life?”
While the coronavirus is real, it hasn’t proven to be world-endangering like Fauci and Birx originally claimed. In fact, the regular flu in its various strains has been much more deadly than this Wuhan virus. COVID-19 has been contrived for specific purposes in what I believe the Pre-Tribulation Rapture view presents.
However, while COVID-19 hasn’t been nearly as world-endangering as propagandized, it certainly has been the most world-changing pandemic in history.
That’s saying a mouthful. The Spanish Flu of 1917 killed millions. Many plagues of the past have devastated entire continents. But COVID-19, as a minor virus, has been the catalyst for bringing all the elements together needed to wind-up of the church age.
I and others who hold a Pre-Tribulation Rapture view believe this ‘pandemic’ is setting the stage for the post-Rapture events of the Tribulation. In this, the COVID-19 ruse has been immensely successful.
Will we ever return to normal life?
Converging developments answer with a resounding “no.”
The stage is setting for the release of the demonic powers and principalities of Ephesians 6:12 to bring their satanic empire and Antichrist to disrupt the world of God-rejecting sinners.
People worldwide have fallen for the fear-engendering pandemic of pandemics. No matter the political outcomes in November or any other election at any other time, we can’t expect a “do-over.” The nation and the world will not be made better through the human political process. No human government will make things as they have been, in the sense the founding fathers of America intended.
We are too deep into the end of this decaying, darkening age.
This being the case—that things will not get back to “normal”—how should we deal with everything evil permeating today’s society and culture?
What is to be our part, since we’ve been providentially placed here at this late moment in the Age of Grace?
We are to fight to delay the encroaching darkness! We’re here to be salt and light in this corruptive, decaying time in human history. The Restrainer—the Holy Spirit—indwells each believer. Each of us is supernaturally equipped to restrain evil and fight as described in Ephesians 6. And as long as we are still here, we should be standing up and speaking out.
The purpose of the church in these last days is to restrain evil and resist the devil (2 Thess. 2:6-7). That’s a tall order because wickedness in high places will only increase, the nearer to the Tribulation the world gets.
Nevertheless, the purpose for restraining the evil is so that the gospel can be offered to as many as possible. Pray for the lost, witness to them while there’s still time and pray for America as prescribed in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Stand up for righteousness at all cost. Make God’s Word, the Bible, your sword that He’s given you to battle evil.
We can’t expect a “do-over” of the way things were before this battle ramped up. But we must be at the heart of the delaying action God has planned for this time when His Son is at the very brink of stepping out on the clouds of glory and shouting: “Come up here!” (Revelation 4:1).