Saturday, March 28, 2020

Is Civil Unrest Increasing in America?

A good friend messaged me via Facebook with the following:

Also, notice the following:
Coronavirus causes gun sales surge amid fears of civil unrest
The coronavirus is not just causing a shortage of toilet tissue, cleaning supplies and bread, it is prompting an increase in gun and ammunition sales from people fearful of the disease’s potential aftermath.
People like Daniel Hill, who had never purchased a gun prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Hill picked up two guns, a 9-millimeter Taurus handgun, and an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, from Hyatt Gun and Coin, a gun store in North Carolina …
Hill, 29, who works as a kitchen manager in Charlotte, N.C., told The Times that the unknown aftermath of the coronavirus caused him to fear a potential lapse in public safety —complete with lootings, robberies and “everything shutting down, like in a zombie movie.” Hill said he feared an America that “just won’t have any sense of lawfulness anymore.”
Gun and ammunition dealers say Hill is not alone. Gun stores are reportedly seeing a sharp increase in customers who share Hill’s fears. Some states have sold out of particular models of firearms and other survival prep gear, including in California, New York, Ohio, Washington State, and Alabama. One Twitter photo showed a long line of people outside of a Los Angeles gun shop, waiting to purchase their firearms. …
Like gun shops, ammunition suppliers are also seeing a sizable increase in sales.
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A greater amount of armed Americans could very well mean the greater possibility of civil unrest. It is prophesied within the living words of the Eternal God - the Holy Bible - of future violent civil unrest!

Also, consider - which I posted this morning from The Guardian @aservant1God, "Record 3.3m Americans file for unemployment as the US tries to contain Covid-19".
26 March 2020
Labor Department figures show the number of claims rose to 3.3 million, beating a previous record of 695,000 in October 1982. ...
Experts warned of a "catastrophic unemployment crisis" after the labor department announced jobless claims filed by individuals seeking unemployment benefits rose by more than 3 million to 3.28 million from 281,000 the previous week. ...
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has predicted unemployment in the US - close to record lows only last month - could reach 20%. ...
"This morning's jobless claims confirm that the United States is in the thralls of a catastrophic unemployment crisis, the likes of which we haven't seen since the Great Depression," said Andrew Stettner, [a] senior fellow at the Century Foundation thinktank. ...
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Friends, businesses are not merely just "cutting" jobs around the US to save money, a great many businesses are cutting costs so that the business has a chance to continue operating.

Well, truthfully, as increased unemployment goes, what should we expect when various governments declare the shutdown of "non-essential businesses" and the ordering of "shelter-in-place"!? It was our governmental actions (whether right or wrong) that is the cause of the increased unemployment. And, of course, with the grave increase in unemployment means the production and the increase of economic fears.

What is the "solution" that our leaders should make - in the United States and abroad!? As I asked my wife last night - "What is the greatest risk!? The contracting of COVID-19 or the worsening of our national debt!? - which now stands at $26.6 TRILLION! Is it the increasing of our national debt, the promise of cash payments, the relaxing of mortgage rules, and the printing of money out of thin air!? Well, from a prophetic perspective, these decisions will not end well. The United States of America has been surviving from borrowed money for decades. And, it is so bad now that Bloomberg back in 2019 reported that if the US stopped borrowing - she would slip into severe economic depression! Indeed, as Almighty God has led me to understand - according to biblical prophecy, there is coming a time when the US debt will be invoked as a reason to "enslave" the United States as per Habakkuk 2:6-8.

Let us all also consider this which was posted 9 days ago from CIDRAP News:
Modeling study suggests 18 months of COVID-19 social distancing, much disruption
“Each policy has major challenges,” the authors wrote. Mitigation “might reduce peak healthcare demand by 2/3 and deaths by half. However, the resulting mitigated epidemic would  still likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths and health systems (most notably intensive care units) being overwhelmed many times over.”
To avoid that, the country would need to focus on suppression. But suppression requires social distancing measures far longer than the 14 to 30 days Americans have been told to prepare for. Instead, they would need to be in place for 18 months, or until a vaccine is made available.
“I think the model’s broad conclusion is correct that there is a terrible dilemma of very long-term social distancing, or overloading healthcare systems, or both,” said Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, a professor of epidemiology and the director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard University. “With the options currently available I do not see a way to get out of this dilemma.”
Model considers 3 scenarios, predicts high death count
To understand how mitigation or suppression would play out, the Imperial College team, led by Neil Ferguson, OBE, ran a model based on three scenarios. In the first, US officials do nothing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, schools and businesses are kept open, and the virus is allowed to move through the population.
This would result in 81% of the US population, about 264 million people, contracting the disease. Of those, 2.2 million would die, including 4% to 8% of Americans over age 70. More important, by the second week in April, the demand for critical care beds would be 30 times greater than supply.
If mitigation practices are put in place, including a combination of case isolation, home quarantine, and social distancing of those most at risk (over age 70), the peak critical care demand would reduce by 60%, and there would be half the number of deaths. But this scenario still produces an eightfold demand on critical care beds above surge capacity.
In order to suppress the pandemic to an R0 of below 1, a country would need to combine case isolation, social distancing of the entire population, and either household quarantine or school and university closure, the authors found. These measures “are assumed to be in place for a 5-month duration,” they wrote.
In addition, the authors said, these measures may have to be put back into place if restrictions are lifted and cases surge again.
“I don’t think it is attractive, [I] just don’t see a way out of it,” said Lipsitch.
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So, certain models are suggesting that a large amount of Americans and a large amount of Germans will contract COVID-19!

And in my case, since my wife works with the public (especially with elderly people, many of which absolutely needs to be driven for their daily dialysis treatments), the odds of contracting COVID-19 are higher. Now, indeed, I pray to Almighty God and our Lord Jesus Christ for Their divine protection for myself and my family and also take appropriate hygienic precautions and the government recommended social distancing, but that is not the case for many around the world - such as @re4lity7 who Twittered me and said, "Thanks but I am an atheist."

Friends, what will happen when, despite the use of social distancing, the shelter-in-place, the closed businesses, the medical treatments, and more, a whole lot more people die!?

Will the survivors increase judgment!? - will civil unrest greatly increase!?

This is what God's Word says it will be like in this end-time - in the latter days - this 11:59 hour:
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2) For men [and women] will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers [against God], disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3) unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4) traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5) having a form of godliness but denying its power. AND FROM SUCH PEOPLE TURN AWAY!
And the apostle Paul continues:
Verse 6 - "For this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7) always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8) Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men [and women] of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith" - 2 Timothy 3:1-8; the NKJV throughout, unless noted.
Let us not ever be like them, friends!

We should keep ALWAYS IMPORTANT in our life Jesus Christ, the principles of the New Covenant, the kingdom of God, the Word of God, the Truth of God, and understanding the ultimate Plan of God!

God's living WORD says:
"'Sanctify them by YOUR TRUTH. Your WORD [the Holy Bible] is TRUTH'" - John 17:17.
"For this reason ['for you who walk worthy of God who has called you into His own kingdom and glory!'] we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the WORD OF GOD which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the WORD OF GOD, which also effectively works in you who believe. 14) For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Judeans" - 1 Thessalonians 2:13-14.
"[B]y the WORD OF TRUTH, by the POWER OF GOD, by the ARMOR OF RIGHTEOUSNESS ON THE RIGHT HAND AND ON THE LEFT [See Ephesians 6:10-18]" - 2 Corinthians 6:7.
"In Him [Jesus Christ] you also trusted, after you heard the WORD OF TRUTH, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise" - Ephesians 1:13.
And this "gospel" in a nutshell is - The resurrected saints of God are not going off to Heaven, but rather Heaven – the throne of God, the Kingdom of God – is coming to the Earth!

As I said in our latest Letter to our Friends, the Church of God is not lost! We understand that these events with prophesied pestilences are going to come about. But we also understand that we have the greatest hope - we have the greatest faith. We have direct communication with the God of our fathers and to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! And so we don't have fear. We're not afraid of what this COVID-19 is going to bring about! Indeed, we are saddened for those we lost to death - yes. But we know it's not the end - don't we!?

O' dearest friends, in whom we love and indeed pray for always - in this grave stressful time in this world, with this COVID-19, the closed businesses, the travel restrictions, remember the words of Jesus Christ:
"' These things I have spoken to you, that IN ME [remember, the Days of Unleavened Bread will be here soon! A wonderful time of the year to have 'CHRIST IN YOU'!] you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world'" - John 16:33.
"'Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom'" - Luke 12:32.
Yes, friends, a great many of us throughout the world are facing various tribulations, but let us 'be of good cheer, our Savior of the world has overcome the world!'

Notice some Scriptures of great inspiration:
"Happy is the [person] who finds wisdom, And the [person] who gains understanding; 14) For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. 15) She is more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. 16) Length of days is in her right hand, In her left hand riches and honor. 17) Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace. 18) She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her" - Proverbs 3:13-18.
"Happy is the [person] who is always reverent, But [the person] who hardens [their] heart will fall into calamity" - Proverbs 28:14.
And, in the Book of Deuteronomy, the great prophet Moses had written the very Words of our Lord GOD, a GRAVE WARNING TO ALL:
"'I call heaven [the atmosphere] and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, that both you and your descendants may live; 20) that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, FOR HE IS YOUR LIFE AND THE LENGTH OF YOUR DAYS; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them'" - Deuteronomy 30:19-20.
Indeed, wisdom can be found in the Holy Bible - the WORD OF GOD - and the Tree of Life for those willing to seek and to retain this wisdom. Yet, those who harden their heart will fall into calamity.

Let us not be like others who do not even acknowledge the LORD God in their heart and mind - let us understand that there is a reaction to every action. Let us live God's Way and let the light of His Spirit shine forth:
"' You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15) Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven'" - Matthew 5:14-16.
So, how should we all live!?
"' It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God'" - Matthew 4:4.
"Pure and undefiled religion before God [Jesus Christ] and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted FROM THE WORLD" - James 1:27.
However, sadly, this world [the very world which the apostle Paul calls 'this present evil age'], for the most part, does not accept God and His revealed truth! Like this morning, I had mentioned to my wife that a greater majority of people didn't like an article I had posted in which I had said - when you turn your back on God, He will turn His back on you! She said, "No, I don't like that either." She feels that this COVID-19 pandemic has nothing to do with one turning their back on God. Yet, we know, that the LORD our God had told the house of Israel (and by extension all of us as well):
"'IF you will return, O Israel,' says the LORD, 'Return to Me; And IF you will put away your abominations out of My sight, Then you shall not be moved. 2) And you shall swear, 'The LORD lives,' In TRUTH, in JUDGMENT, and in RIGHTEOUSNESS; the nations shall be bless themselves in Him, And in Him they shall glory'" - Jeremiah 4:1-2.
I have said to her, part of the reason that our LORD God has taken His blessings from off the nations of Israel is the very fact that -  TODAY in America and Britain: According to the Pew Research Center, up to 25% of Muslims in the United States are converts. Meaning, they were of another religion and they converted to Islam. The United Kingdom 2011 Census gives the UK Muslim population in 2011 as 2,516,000, 4.4% of the total population.

And, she disagreed and said, "Any religion is better than no religion."

Friends, this COVID-19 should serve as a WAKE-UP CALL to all the world!

GOD - the very Creator of all life, all spirit, HAS A PLAN!

Ultimately, His glorious KINGDOM is going to replace the kingdom's of this world (Revelation 11:15) and THEY - God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ - will reign forever and ever! That is the gospel - the GOOD NEWS!

But, you do not need to wait until then.

You can strive to live according to our living God NOW! □

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