Don’t Forget Covid-19 Just Yet

Posted on May 18, 2022


By David Ettinger

Closer to ‘Normal’
During the height of the Covid-19 madness, the catchphrase among politicians and media was “Returning to Normal.”

We’re pretty much there. especially here in Florida, where Covid restrictions were minimal. In more liberal areas, Covid-restrictions remain in some capacity, but far less extreme than at their apex.

As we make our way back to “normalcy,” we are forgetting the troubles we recently endured. We are forgetting mask mandates, social distancing, and foregoing routine outings such as movie-attending, hair appointments, and dining out.

But the biggest thing we are forgetting is just how easy it was for “the powers that be” to squash us under their mighty thumbs.

When Covid began hitting on a pandemic scale, how effortless it was for politicians and economic leaders to shut down businesses, halt social activities, keep people shackled to their homes, and disrupt religious activity.

Some measures were good as in many cases the disease proved fatal and keeping people apart helped stem its spread. In other cases, however, closing businesses cost people their livelihood, and many have still not recovered.

The Need to Remember
Therefore, though it is good we are returning to normal, we must also beware of the amnesia that comes with it. We must not forget the simplicity with which “the powers that be” had their way.

It was a snap for them to shut us down. It was a cinch for them to require us to wear masks regardless of whether or not the science supported it. It wasn’t as easy for them to make every citizen receive the Covid vaccine, but it was fairly easy for them to punish those who refused.

And no, fellow Christian, the vaccines are NOT the mark of the beast. (Read my blog, “Covid Vaccines and the Mark of the Beast.”) However, for we who study biblical prophecy and believe the end-times are fast approaching, the pandemic proved a great test run for those who want to control our planet.

The prophetic books of Daniel (9:24-27; 11:36-12:13) and Revelation (chapter 13) tell us we are heading to a climactic time when a powerful world leader will take control of not all, but an enormous swathe, of Earth’s political and military authority.

This man, the Antichrist, will run roughshod over those who refuse his jurisdiction, killing some, and imposing upon others deathlike prohibitions.

One of these will be the acceptance of his “mark,” that being “either the name of the beast [the Antichrist] or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:17) placed upon “their right hands or on their foreheads” (v. 16). Those who refuse the mark will not “be able to buy or to sell” (v. 17).  

During the Covid pandemic, some places were getting close to implementing similar restrictions regarding the vaccine, most notably Israel, which made its unvaccinated citizens jump through hoops in order to purchase the basics.

Coming Again
Knowing what the Bible teaches about the coming Antichrist and the draconian measures he will inflict upon Planet Earth, it would do us well to remember all that happened during the Covid pandemic.

It was a major test run for just how much control “the powers that be” can wield over we Earthlings, how easily they can institute such control, and – most frighteningly of all – just how willingly the vast majority of us accepted it.

No doubt there is already a plan in place to subject the world to even further restrictions, sanctions, and repercussions. What’s not known is the year in which this will occur, and by what means it will go into operation.

Not forgetting Covid-19 won’t prevent any of this from happening, but it will prevent Bible-believing Christians from being surprised when it does. From now on, believers in the Lord Jesus should remember the lessons of Covid, expect it to happen again, and expect it to happen in even greater magnitude.

After all, the Bible teaches it.

David Ettinger is a writer/editor at Zion’s Hope, Inc., and has written for Zion’s Fire magazine since its inception in 1990.