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Editorial
Covid 19: A Name That Changed the World

Dear reader: The events are moving faster than we can write. All of a sudden, the world has been stormed by an invisible antagonist called COVID 19. “The world and all that’s in it—our way of life as individuals and as citizens of the nations; our families and our jobs; our trade and commerce and money; our educational systems and our religions and our cultures; even the badges of our national identity, which most of us have always taken for granted—all will have been powerfully and radically altered forever. No one can be exempted from its effects. No sector of our lives will remain untouched.” 1 I think this is exactly how the people feel about being locked down in their homes without any certain perspective, watching the demoralizing news.

Were these words written in 2020? Actually, no. The above text was publshed in 1990 by Malachi Martin, as he unveiled the unabashed agenda of the most powerful religious and political institution on earth. The text is from his best-selling book, The Keys of This Blood.

While COVID-19 is not the subject of Martin’s work, the actions taken by governments of the world in response to the pandemic, reflect a profound degree of similarity to the changes that would take place as part of this agenda.

The pain and suffering are beyond any imagination. Just to put that in perspective, at the time of this writing, 18 million people in New York locked in their own home, a similar situation is happening right know with almost 20 million people in the city of Los Angeles, California. Some pray, some are scared, some are confused, some don’t even know if this is a movie or reality, and some don’t even know what to do. Nothing is like before. Things are changing rapidly. The world’s dynamics are decelerating to the point of the “Ice Age.” We are motionless; few are still processing the calamity. The cities’ nightlife is replaced with a cold silence. What’s next?

The prophetic eye takes us to the pinnacle of Zion envisioning, like Moses, the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Definitely, what has happened recently has changed us almost in an almost irreversible fashion. From an objective biblical basis, this event can be interpreted as one of the troublesome signs of the last days that immediately precede the second coming of Christ. In the wise words of Jesus: “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors” (Matthew 24:32, 33).

My fellow believers: It does not matter who we are. It does not matter even how much money our bank account holds anymore. We are just about to witness the greatest, most glorious event of all times, the return of our most dear Saviour Jesus Christ. My heart is thrilled. We are heading home, dear people, and I am so ready to meet my long-time Friend. We all need to prepare for this trip to the throne of God meeting our Heavenly Father, on the glassy sea, for the first time and forever.

“Courage, fortitude, faith, and implicit trust in God’s power to save do not come in a moment. These heavenly graces are acquired by the experience of years. By a life of holy endeavor and firm adherence to the right the children of God were sealing their destiny. Beset with temptations without number, they knew they must resist firmly or be conquered. They felt that they had a great work to do, and at any hour they might be called to lay off their armor; and should they come to the close of life with their work undone, it would be an eternal loss. They eagerly accepted the light from heaven, as did the first disciples from the lips of Jesus. When those early Christians were exiled to mountains and deserts, when left in dungeons to die with hunger, cold, and torture, when martyrdom seemed the only way out of their distress, they rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer for Christ, who was crucified for them. Their worthy example will be a comfort and encouragement to the people of God who will be brought into the time of trouble such as never was.”2

We live in solemn times. Cosmic powers collide, Christ is annihilating the power of darkness and allowing the people to choose eternal life or eternal damnation. On which side are you going to be?

References:
1 Martin, Malachi: The Keys of This Blood, p. 15. Simon & Schuster, 1990.
2 Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 213.