For over ninety days now, the world has been living with the dreadful virus called COVID-19. Many wondered whether it is of God or man-made and I know many Christian homes, Church leaders and unbelievers alike might have sought the face of God for solution, direction and way of escape but here we are, the streets are empty and the temples of God are under lock and keys, which might be surprising to church leaders and elders in faith but it is a reality to us all and in fulfillment of Jesus’ response to that Samaritan woman: “believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” It has happened and it will still happen again.
The world is in search of solution and believers are alike are praying to God too for divine solution for the cure of COVID-19, I have listened to many preachers and been part of prayer team as well praying for God’s intervention in the days of COVID-19. When I searched for the basis of our prayers, some said, the secret things belong to God and reveals it to His servants; other said, the secret was made known to Daniel so that He could not perished with the rest of the magicians and other people said God is the Creator of herb yielding seeds and He can tell anyone which leaf or tree that will cure the virus. Truly, these are the state and estate of many Christians as of today, and I asked, are we serious at all as Christians, what’s our challenge? Do we understand Scriptures at all? Why are we seeking the face of God in this dispensation?
In every Age and circumstances, God has an agenda and there is nothing that God will want to do that God will not reveal to at least one of His servants, but not COVID-19 and this made me to conclude that this virus is man-made and I will explain but let me iron out the agenda of God in the days of Abraham, Noah, and Daniel and how it applies to us in our days. God had already concluded the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham was not there when the decision was made but the Bible says, “And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” The destruction of these cities was revealed unto Abraham, not just because Abraham was special to God but because God will never do anything except He reveals it to His servants. Assuming father Abraham pushed further, those nations would have been spared but God made it known. Though some believed that the end of the world has come but when destruction that looked like COVID-19 came, the Lord revealed it to His own.
In the days of Noah and before flood came upon the world, the secret to escape the flood was given to Noah, the flood finally came and Noah and his entire family were saved. Whatever God wanted to do, He do it with a purpose and will never put His servants in the dark. When king Nebuchadnezzar forgot his dream, and He was ready to kill all the magicians including Daniel, the Bible said, Daniel sought for time and the secret was made known to Him. God did all of these to achieve His agenda per time but ask, what is the COVID-19 agenda, it is to steal, to kill, and to destroy. COVID-19 is not God’s intention and plan for the end-time and for the second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
If anybody is praying for God’s solution to COVID-19, such is only wasting his/her time because there is no other solution. God may reveal the secret to Daniel, Noah and Abraham but to this present generation, no one can lay claim to the secret. COVID-19 has come to stay and the only solution to it is the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, for “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved except the name of Jesus of Nazareth.” The church and Christian leaders should not trouble themselves, the blood of Jesus and His name is still available for any child of God who believes and stays in Him. Where the trouble lies is after here.
Did God give any special solution when the previous virus like HIV/AIDS, MERS, Bird Flu and Ebola came? The answer is no. When HIV/AIDS came like this coronavirus, was there any special solution that God gave to the church? Because HIV/AIDS is also man-made. I have followed up HIV/AIDS issues for years and at a time, I was the Deputy Coordinator of an HIV/AIDS coalition and what I found out made me to leave the coalition. I got to know that AIDS was produced by scientists in a country I will not mention here. The country has been spearheading HIV/AIDS funding for more than two decades now, they even have special funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and programmes, if you check their embassy website, you may likely still see the call for proposal. AIDS is a weapon of mass destruction (WMD), the virus was tested in Africa several years ago hence the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
At our bi-annual conference in Abuja in 2016, we invited a Professor of Security (name withheld) as the keynote speaker, we have the man to speak for just forty-five minutes, but the Professor spoke for almost three hours in the face cameras and media, on this day, he begged for forgiveness for joining others scientists and security experts to manufactured HIV/AIDS. So should the church be looking for solution for what the world itself creates? Did the church at the time prayed for special solution from God to cure HIV/AIDS? I do not think so; the virus was man-made hence required man’s solutions. In addition to this, Ebola was to be imported to Nigeria and thanks to Dr. Adadevoh who rejected the plea from Amos Sawyer from Liberia. The question is, why Nigeria?Now it is coronavirus and we are crying for God’s intervention, no, there is solution already. If people are recovering from the virus then there is solution. The church should forget about praying for solution, they should start praying for what will happen after now. Coronavirus is an agenda, America used HIV/AIDS to control the world and China started coronavirus to do the same. The Chinese medical personnel that are coming to Nigeria, what are they coming to do? Nigeria is managing the pandemic well, why can’t they go to South Africa, USA or Europe? Why Nigeria? Because there is an agenda. Just of recent, I read a tiger is having coronavirus and I ask, how? A tiger for that matter, which human being did the animal meet? From all indication, contracting the virus is not the issue, but the testing and as many that go for the test will get the virus. The point is, Covid 19 has come to stay and there is no sign that God will give, except the sign of Jonah. Men of God should add to their virtues the healing power, for the virus will come through testing after the world has relax and recover from this lockdowns. May God see His Church and Children through (amen).
My Opinion by ‘Gbenga Adeleye