The Corona epidemic is a very great sign of this time. In my short time as a believer, I have seen a handful of very clear signs. Last year at this time, the “Crown” virus began. It is the clear and evident physical example in a fallen world, of what it’s spiritual equivalent is. The virus is to the human population, what lies and lying are to the spiritual condition. A clear warning of this great sign, “Let no man steal your crown”.
Studying in very basic terms, what a virus is, how it operates and replicates, has been an on going endeavor. In this, I have noticed some very interesting parallels. The living cell, the tabernacle of Moses, and the human head, all have distinct and separate environments. A cell has a nucleus within the cell, surrounded by an outer containment. The tabernacle has a holiest place within the holy place, surrounded by a barrier. The head contains a brain, and within that, the mind functions.
In a very basic study of how a virus works, you learn that a living cell has, in it’s outer membrane, structures called receptors. These allow it to interact with the rest of the body. The receptors are “shaped” to accept outside “messengers” that will fit the receptor…crudely like a lock and key. If something comes along with the right key, it can either pass it’s code, in the case of a virus, it’s DNA or RNA into the cell. Or it may be brought into the cell altogether. It’s goal is to dupe the cell’s transcription and translation mechanisms into bringing the virus’ code into the nucleus to be replicated. The deceived cell will mass produce the virus until it either bursts, or is released by other means, to infect more cells. A virus is not, by definition, alive. It has no other way of reproduction than to deceive a host cell into manufacturing it. It does not metabolize food. It does not procreate. It perpetuates by transmission of falsehood. It is a lie! The deceived cell has lost it’s crown!
The human mind is the seat of thinking. A crown of life is the reward of right thinking. The mind that embraces the truth, is crowned. This is the promise of Jesus Christ. He is the truth. Every good, eternal thing, all the intent and substance of the Father is in him. I can not escape the admonition of the Word of The Lord:
[2Th 2:7-13 KJV] 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Matthew 16 is a tremendous place to read and learn of the danger of misconception. First, the Pharisees and Sadducees come to Jesus tempting him to show them a sign from heaven. Jesus rebuked them for not knowing the signs of their time. After this, Jesus warned his disciples to take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. He was speaking of their doctrine, not gluten. A little leaven, remember, can leaven the whole lump. If the experts knew what the scriptures said before of Messiah, they would have believed in him. If they believed Moses, whom they loved to quote, they would have believed Jesus, because Moses wrote about Christ.
When they came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked them a question. “Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am? Jesus was asking what the world without perceived. They said, “some say John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets”. Now he asked them, “Who do you say I am?”. Peter said, “You are the Christ, the son of the living God”. To this Jesus replied, “You are blessed, because flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father which is in heaven”. Consider the two perceptions, them without were all wrong. But the revelation of the Father, from within, is the truth. So in this one man, there was an expectation he received from flesh and blood, of what Messiah would do. It was the same communal expectation of the two disciples leaving for Emmaus. They did not expect what Jesus would do, though all the law and the prophets proclaimed it. Concerning Peter, when Jesus began to speak of what He must go through, per the law and the prophets, it did not fit the receptor in his mind, how that Messiah was supposed to restore the nation, sit on a piece of furniture and impose upon all flesh. I am sure Peter, as many of the disciples, entertained in their mind, some part in that. So when Jesus began to reveal otherwise, Peter began to rebuke Him. Jesus addressed the false receptor at it’s source, “Get behind me Satan….”.
What is the expectation of the religious world today? Particularly that of the Jews and the bulk of Christianity? It is no different than it has been for thousands of years. That a man will come and sit on a piece of furniture, fix Jewry, and then the rest of the world. But if you know and believe the scriptures, you will not hold this deadly misconception, knowing that Christ, when fully unveiled, comes in flaming fire and vengeance. Concerning that day, it asks who may abide it? As the prophets proclaim, it will be as if one flees from a lion and meets a bear, or goes into his house and leans on the wall, and a serpent bites him. What kind of house has a serpent living in the wall? It can not be a house built on truth.
I write these things as submitted for consideration. The Beast, the Image, the man of sin, the great deception, all would deceive, if possible, the very elect. Things are upon the threshold which will fit the “receptor”…the manufactured deceptive expectation of the world. The kingdom of God is within you, if so be the Spirit of Christ is within you. Let nothing take that crown. John in his epistles also writes clearly about the spirit of antichrists, which seek to take the crown of glory off of your head, and replace it with a dead, corrupt and corruptible idea of the the Lord and of the Father. Take heed to what things we have received from the Father, lest we let them slip. There is one Holy Father, and that in heaven. The good seed of the parable are the children of the kingdom. A virus has one function only. To perpetuate the lie that it is. To do this, it must alter the encoded truth in a living cell.
[Mat 16:23-27 KJV] 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
[Isa 5:18-20 KJV] 18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 19 That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]! 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.