When this pandemic first began it created a sense of immediate danger that kept increasing until everyone was in near panic mode. However, because it persisted longer than originally thought, now the fear is beginning to wane and turn into a sense of frustration that is escalating from anger to aggression. These stages are like the five stages of grief as cited by Kubler-Ross, E., MD, 1969, in her book titled ” Death and Dying.”
These are the stages that are associated with grief. However, people are going through these stages at different points. We went directly from immediate fear to oh well if I pretend it is not as bad as they say to deny its existence. Then suddenly, each day things continued to grow reportedly worse, and then we started getting angry thinking why should this happen to us. Right now, it almost at the stage of aggression. You can observe in people’s faces as they look at you and even more so when you have a conversation or interaction with them.
It is not determined at this time how long each stage will last, or if one stage will revert to the prior stage and then back to the next stage. This is a very unpredictable time for humanity because we have never experienced this kind of tragedy before. This is a scene we have watched on many television screens and at many movie theatres, but we never dreamed we would play a major role. The difficulty of such a horrible scourge on mankind is that it presents and continues only gloom and doom. The worst part is the huge number of people who have already died from the plague and how quickly death occurred.
This present generation has never had to live through a plague that is holding the entire world in its grip. Every day from one nation to another you hear about the fatalities. There were scenes of mass amounts of dead bodies waiting for burial. This is almost too much for the human mind to conceive. No matter how we try to pretend it no does not matter or hopes we won’t awake the next morning to see it on television, hear it on the radio, or hear someone, on the telephone we find the situation still exists. We are constantly reminded of the deadly effect of this plague and what terrible losses it has caused
As God’s messenger, I declare unto you that it has already been predicted in Revelations how this earth would end and the new earth would begin called the new Jerusalem. The scripture declares that no man knows the day nor the hour that the Son of Man would return, but I would admonish us all to be prepared. We all should be getting our hearts right with God because it is my belief that this is the beginning of the end of this world as we know it.
Yes, I believe that this plague will abate, but there will be one thing after another until this world end with fire next time ( 1Thessalonians 1: 1-12). The scripture also states that the blood would be up to the horse’s bridle (Revelations 14: 20), and I can see the probability of that happening because people are so on edge now. They are out of jobs, money, and have no idea where to find the resources to sustain themselves.
Of course, the first thing people do when they are extremely frustrated is to blame others for their own shortcomings or problems. The first thing they do is strike out at the person closest to them. This striking out will escalate until it reaches aggression in words than in actions. We are going to see more of that now that the pandemic does not seem to have a quick enough conclusion. Everybody will blame the next person and unless the Lord steps in to save us, people will begin to attack each other physically.
The most pathetic thing about this situation is that we have no real people of God who will stay before God until they receive a visible answer immediately for the sake of those, who have been faithful to God. We need to ask him as Abraham did, Lord will you destroy the righteous with the wicked? We seek You Precious Lord for the sake of your people. Lord, we humble ourselves, and PLEAD OH JESUS, THAT YOU WILL GIVE THIS OLD WORLD A SECOND CHANCE TO REDEEM ITSELF BEFORE YOUR RETURN!