And Magazine: A month ago, the Governor of Texas ended the mask mandate in his state and announced that businesses could fully reopen. If there was ever any validity to the guidance provided to us by “experts” such as Dr. Fauci, Texas should be a killing field right now. The entire state has abandoned the “science” and launched out on a course only a “Neanderthal” would recommend. The morgues should be full. The ICU’s should be overflowing with patients.
Strangely, though, that is not the case. In fact, something very different is happening. Three weeks after the Governor’s decision, new COVID-19 cases in Texas plunged to their lowest level since June of last year. Hospitalizations dropped to a 6 month low. Dining activity in state restaurants returned to pre-COVID levels.
In Mississippi, which followed Texas’ lead, the same thing happened. The number of virus cases dropped. Hospitalizations declined to the lowest level since May of last year.
By any measure this is great news. Combined with the obvious statistical evidence that states that have enforced strict lockdowns are not doing better at containing the virus, this ought to be cause for celebration. Open business. Open the schools. Get back to work and return to normal.
Interestingly, though, that has not been the reaction. The CDC Director recently noted her feeling of “impending doom” when talking about our efforts to combat the pandemic.
“I’m going to pause here, I’m going to lose the script and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom,” Walensky said, appearing to grow emotional. “We have so much to look forward to. So much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope. But right now I’m scared.” Read More …
Opinion: “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way” 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
Lawlessness is defined as a state in which there is widespread wrongdoing and disregard for rules and authority.
The move toward total control of every single human being on earth ramped up in January 2020 and continues in 2021, but will fall short. Governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Texas’ Greg Abbott stand in the gap along with 80 million Trump voters.
The passage above, however, says that the restrainer, the Holy Spirit, is still in control, and will be, until He is taken out of the way. Paul calls it a mystery, or a truth previously unknown before its revelation in the present dispensation. In this case, the mystery is a revelation of future lawlessness directed by Satan that is presently being restrained.
How will the Holy Spirit be taken out of the way? When the church is removed from this earth at the rapture, the unique lawlessness-restraining ministry through God’s people will be removed as well.
The world will then plunge into lawlessness and anarchy for 7 years (Daniel 9:27). Only Jesus can stop it.
“And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8