The Virus – Part II
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By Augusto A. Kho
January 26, 2020; Rosales; 1:30 PM
Updated for Sunday Preaching: February 2, 2020
Updated: February 10, 2020 (Monday); 6:01 pm
Updated: February 11, 2020 (Tuesday); 3:43 P.M.
Rehearsal moves us into perfection
Rehearsal moves us into perfection. As a student artist, rehearsals are necessary to hone our craft to maturity and perfection. Be in stage –acting or dance performance, we spend more time rehearsing rather than the actual performance on the stage – Peps Kho, February 11, 2020 (Tuesday); 1:49 A.M.
The present 2019 nCov also known as 2019 novel corona-virus plaguing in over 24 countries today that originated from Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, China is just like a rehearsal in according to the global end time signs mentioned by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:7 that says, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”
Pestilence in Greek “poimos” means “a plague, pestilence or disease” is merely a warning-sign of His coming whether we like it or not.
God is not only a God of blessing but He is a God of plague as well. He is in total control as spoken in 1 Samuel 4:8 and Revelation 15:1 but He is also our Great Deliverer “from the noisome pestilence,” (Psalm 91:3). And that makes the difference in this difficult time.
Speech delivery or pulpit sermon needs sufficient coaching for our grand finale. Consistent maintenance for personal hygiene needs sustainability for a sound mental and physical health. Exercising self-control and personal sanctification are needed to bring us to God’s holiness through grace and faith. We keep on rehearsing to bring us into perfection of Christ for our general assembly or regular worship. That is why we observe regular Breaking of the Break as an exercise or rehearsal in preparation of His Second Coming.
And that is why Apostle Paul admonished us to keep in observing the Lord’s Supper.
“24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me,” – 1 Corinthians 11:24-25
Remembrance in Greek “anamnesis” means “a recollection, a remembrance.”
Remembrance is simply a reminder lest we should forget Him. Remembrance is to recall in mind, a reminder, commemoration, recollection, reminiscence, to recall in mind.
Our weekly Sunday Service or regular weekly meetings or Sabbatical worship on week to week basis is itself a rehearsal as part of our self-preparation until He finally comes.
Rehearsal in the Old Testament Time
This rehearsal is also in the Old Testament time.
Leviticus 23:2-4 says, “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. :4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. “
While “feasts” is called “moed” in Hebrew meaning “appointed place and time” meanwhile “convocations” is called “miqra” meaning “assembly or rehearsal” resembles “assembling ourselves together “ in Hebrews 10:25.
Gathering of the believers as an assembly is like a “rehearsal” “to see the day approaching.” And what “day” would that be but the “day of the Lord?”(1 Cor. 1:8; 5:5 2 Cor. 1:14; 2 Tim. 1:8 2 Peter 3:10)
In the same way, the novel corona-virus (2019 nCoV) that came across 24 countries of the world today is like a preparation and rehearsal for us as wait for the coming of the Lord. And blessed is he who shall endure at the end.
Seven Feasts of the Lord
The “Seven Feasts of the Lord” is a study by Gavin Finley, MD.
1. Passover Fulfilled!
(By Jesus/Yeshua at His crucifixion on Nisan 14 in the spring of 32 A.D.)
2. Feast of Unleavened Bread Fulfilled!
(By Jesus/Yeshua at His burial in the tomb on Nisan 15 in the spring of 32 A.D.)
4. Feast of Pentecost Fulfilled!
(By the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost on Sivan 7 in the summer of 32 A.D.)
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. (A gap of 2000 years or so has allowed the Light of Israel to
. go forth into the nations for the Gentiles to be evangelized).
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Now here come the Fall Feasts.
They are probably just up ahead.
5. The Feast of Trumpets Unfulfilled ....(as of yet).
An epic event will unfold on the new moon of Tishrei on a future Jewish New Year.
6. The Day of Atonement Unfulfilled ....(as of yet).
Tishrei 10 seven years beyond that epic future Feast of Trumpets. This will be the final Day of Reckoning, for that year, for the Jubilee, and for the age.
The sign of the Son of Man will be seen in the heavens. (Mat.24:29-31) He will deliver His people at Jerusalem by His action at Armageddon. (Joel 2:28-32)And He will deliver His people in exile in the magnificent Bozrah Deliverance. He will glorify all His Elect at the Resurrection-Rapture . (1Thes.4:15-17). They will be drawn out from Israel, from the Church, and from the gentile nations.
7. The Feast of Tabernacles Unfulfilled ....(as of yet).
Tishrei 15 will come five days after that final epic Day of Atonement. This will mark the coming of Messiah to tabernacle with His covenant people. Thus begins the long awaited 1000 year Millennium of Messiah.
Virus that gone viral
The 2019 nCoV or novel corona-virus have gone viral to the 24 nations of the world today. It looks like unstoppable tingling our even defiant and frozen sensations.
“Virus deaths top 900; WHO sees ‘tip of the iceberg’” In Geneva―The head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg” as reported by AFP dated February 11, 2020.
This is how the virus that originated from Wuhan, China have gone viral to the nations of the world in as much as sin like many others in the form of abortion, divorce, SOGIE Bill, same-sex marriage; marijuana or cannabis smoking to name a few have not only gone viral to every corner of the earth but being made as official and legal legislations to every member –state of United Nations (UN).
As the sin goes, the pestilence brought by the virus goes. As the Church goes, the nation goes.
What are we going to do now?
What are we going to do now? Even medical equipments like face-masks is out-of-stocks and being depleted quickly from the pharmaceutical stores due to corona-virus scare. No vaccine yet is being discovered so far against nCoV at the moment.
Are we now on rehearsal for the Feast of Atonement when the unclean and clean will be separated just like with the current issue of Wuhan corona-virus plaguing the whole world today?
Look what the Department Health just recently warned to us Filipinos, “DOH urges people to avoid crowded places amid 2019 nCoV scare , “ by KAMI; Kurt Yap ; February 10, 2020. Meanwhile, the Chinese government announced publicly, “China urges no weddings, short funerals to contain virus, “ dated February 1, 2020 by Agence France-Presse. Those are just like-separation, putting a dividing layer between the infected and to those who are not infected like the Feast of Atonement.
What is Feast of Atonement?
The Feast of Atonement is a Feast of the Lord that separates, cleanses and sanctifies.
The Feast of Atonement is necessary before the Church’s as Bride to the Marriage of the Lamb which is signified with the Feast of Tabernacle . That is the very reason we kept on rehearsing or commemorating the Lord’s Supper every now and then.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints,” – Revelation 19:8
A wrong tree
While UN addresses the pandemic medically and scientifically, this global organization is not dealing the root-Problem of the plague which is constitutionally or foundationally the Bible call
“sin” (1 Kings 8:37-40). Is it United Nations (UN) barking a wrong tree?
In fact, UN and US they say, is one and the same and they spearheading and legislating morally & socially controversial issues and to cause nations of the world to confederate against God. While these Issues are major human concerns which they call it “human rights” the Bible simply define them as “sins,” which is a form of rebellion or global conspiracy against the Holy One.
In fact, my first encounter with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE-Bill) in the Committee Hearing of the Congress of the Philippines sometime on August, 2014, one of the author of this bill sarcastically pointed out, “the right to exercise your sexual preference not on the basis of your gender is UN-mandated provision called ‘ inherent rights’.”
And I replied back, “ … well the UN and the House of the Congress misrepresented the words “Inherent rights” because this right cannot be legislated but “inherent rights” is acquired by birth and therefore it is God-given. Your sex genital is inherent right on the day you were born and that basically tell and define what your gender is.?.. Anyone who approves this bill defy all laws – the scientific laws like the Law of Genetics, the moral law, the Constitution and the Law of God which is inscribed in the Preamble of the Philippine Constitution whom you have sworn to uphold and to protect that says ‘We the sovereign, Filipino people imploring the aid of Almighty God’ , “
As the Scriptures goes:
“Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot? As the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against the LORD and his anointed one,” Psalm 2:1-2 / ISV
In Zechariah 14:15, a plague is defined in Hebrew “maggephah” (mag-gaw-faw) as “blow, slaughter, strike, smite, plague and pestilence (as a divine judgment).” And if the plague is from the Lord, who can strike Him back, the United Nations or all the kings of the nations of this world?
My quiet time on the morning of 10th February 2020 reads this way:
“ I will send a terrible plague upon this city and both the people and animals will die. After all that says the Lord I will hand over King Zedekiah, his staff and everyone else in the city who survived the disease, war and famine…For I have decided to bring disaster and not good upon this city…” - Jeremiah 21:6-10,
Why God sending the city with plagues, pestilence, war and disaster? Because Israel sinned. Sin is like a virus that creeps in and trolls like never before. To stop the virus or plague, King David offered a sacrifice to pacify the wrath of God. In the same way, to stop the virus, a nation and her leaders should repent to God and offer a sacrifice. “If my people would humble themselves, and pray and turn from their wicked ways, then I should hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land,” (1 Chronicles 7:14).
Why Chronicles, because chronicles means a record, then man should learn from History specifically the precepts or principles of God’s Word.
Is it China whose flexing her military muscle in the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea coveting other territories of the world and militarized the much disputed Spratlays is being divinely dealt with God?
“And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not,” – Revelation 9:20
In fact UN and US they say, is one and the same and they spearheading andlegislating morally & socially controversial issues and to cause nations of the world to confederate against God. While theseIssues are major human concerns which they call it “human rights” the Bible simply define
them as “sins,” which is a form of rebellion against the Holy One.
Abortion, divorce and same-sex marriages are included in the provisions of UN’s 8-Millinneum Development Goals (UN 8-MDG’s) specifically in the RH-Bill during U.S. President Obama administration which have been a universal legislative agenda to all United Nations member-states.
For two year of taking my Doctoral Degree in Philosophy at a State University, UN 8-MDGs are the major focus of our study on the global economics.
Making a difference
1 Chronicles 21:22, David offered a sacrifice to stop the plague and bought Araunah’s land property to build the house of God. in Exodus 12:13,. God is determined to judge the land of Egypt killing the first born.
Am supposed to go to US then when suddenly there was a mysterious disease that alarmed the whole world. This disease is called, “SARS”
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8,098 cases, resulting in 774 deaths reported in 17 countries by Richard D. Smith (2006)
But then Mayor Abrenica, called me up and ask, “What shall we do?” So I came to his office and talked to him and he scheduled me to speak about the “outbreak of disease” which I shared to them in 2-fold: scientifically and biblically. Mayor Abrenica never left a single stone unturned but he strongly ordered all LGU’s to attend the 1-day seminar on plague .Abrenica applied Biblical approach on calling a Priest rather than medic experts (Lev. 13:2, Matt. 8:2-4).
Today, Villasis town is booming. It is also worth –telling for another Villasenian named Morden. He was then the mayor of the town when he heard me speaking to the LGU’s. As a result he ordered everyone in his municipality to be provided with full Bible and I was one among the witnesses on the said bible-distribution
Thayer : Skin Disease
Hebrews tsara'ath, a "smiting, " a "stroke, " because the disease was regarded as a direct providential infliction). Greek lepra, by which the Greek physicians designated the disease from its scaliness. We have the description of the disease, as well as the regulations connected with it, in Leviticus 13; 14; Numbers 12:10-15, etc. There were reckoned six different circumstances under which it might develop itself, (1) without any apparent cause (Leviticus 13:2-8); (2) its reappearance (9-17); (3) from an inflammation (18-28); (4) on the head or chin (29-37); (5) in white polished spots (38, 39); (6) at the back or in the front of the head (40-44).
Lepers were required to live outside the camp or city (Numbers 5:1-4; 12:10-15, etc.). This disease was regarded as an awful punishment from the Lord (2 Kings 5:7; 2 Chronicles 26:20). (see MIRIAM; GEHAZI; UZZIAH.)”
The King’s Hi-way
During IFP conference held at CCT, Tagaytay City, November 12-13, 2018 Bishop Dan Balais was instructed by the Lord through His prophet and said,
“Anoint and prepare the highway of the Lord from north to south, a prayer caravan” without knowing there is a maharlike Hiway since Marcos era. That words shivered my nerves because I knew since as a child that there is a king’s hi-way in the Philippines which is called, “Maharlika Hi-way” since the time of President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Isaiah 40:3, “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. ”
Did Sadhu knows there is already King’s Hi-way (Maharlike Hi-way) before the Lord instructed him to tell us to “prepare the way of the Lord?”
Did Sadhu knew there will be coming Plague, the so-called Wuhan Corona-Virus? Why it “Prayer Caravan”
Have been scheduled on January 31, 2020 before the outbreak of Wuhan Corona –virus? Why the Prayer Caravan is on 500 Years of Philippines? Why it coincides Israel 70th year of Israel, since it was recognized by the United as a member-state from 1950 to 2020. That is why 70th Year is called the Shemitah Year, a year of release or a year of opportunity.
Prayer Caravan, “Islands Rejoice”
The prayer caravan has two-fold purposes:
1st, To consecrate 500th Year of Christianity : March 16, 1521 – March 16, 2020 and anoint the nation of the Philippines to fulfil her divine mandate
2nd, We consecrate the National Jubilee. Chuck Pierce said Philippines will be the 1st country to experience Jubilee and the Philippines has given by God a distinct tune of the Gods-given shofar-sound.
As a native-born in Pangasinan, I wouldn’t like to miss the opportunity of such once-a-lifetime historical event of marking the lengths of Maharlika Hi-way in symbolic gesture through IFP’s Prayer-Caravan as we prepare for the coming of the King.
It is also a sort of anointing the breadths of the land away from novel corona-virus resulting to over 900 deaths and over 40,000 infected in more than 20 countries today.
Why would President Marcos’s among his many projects puts the place of the “ Asian Hi-way 1 “
called, “Maharlika Hi-way,” No. 1 denotes the road where it commences from the north i.e. Laoag and ends up in the south at Sulu that connects this Asian Hi-way to 33 countries of the world? Why Maharlika Hi-way jibes with the Book of Isaiah “to prepare the way of the Lord” (Isaiah 40:3)? And why the appointed January 31, 2020 where the Prayer Caravan commencing date from the north also jibes perfectly during the accentuated outbreak of novel corona-virus? Why the Maharlika Hi-way is located at the eastern part of our archipelago which is the very direction where the King of kings entry-point of His second coming. “And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.” (Ezekiel 43:1-4). And why Philippines is located at the east (or South East Asia)? Why the nCoV originated from Wuhan, China which is geographically called “East Asia”? Is it the Lord preparing the east as His entry-point? Is it a SIGN?
Pestilence, a sign
Pestilence is a sign of Christ’s Second Coming.
Matthew 24:6-8, “6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. ”
Why God sends plague or pestilence from the east?
Greek “loimos” Pestilence is God’s Promise & Warning
When a king or leader of nation like David sinned against God because of pride or arrogance, God can send a plague as a judgment. When God judged David whom He called, “a man after God’s own heart,” what more to us? The only way to stop the plague is to bring a sacrifice to God (2 Sam. 24:21).
Exodus 9:14, “For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. ”
Plagues (Hebrew) “maggephah (mag-gay-faw)” which means “blow, slaughter, pestilence, strike, smite; fatal stroke, plague or pestilence as divine judgment,” – Strong Bible Dictionary Definition In other words, ‘plague is a SIGNAGE of CHRIST 2nd Coming.
Is it China is being disciplined as well that she may come to knowledge of the saving grace of God?
Why God sends plague?
Why would the Lord sends pestilence and plague?
First, to show His marvellous divine power and His Deity (Exodus 9:14). Second, the make a distinction between who is His people. His mighty hand and deliverance of His people marks a divine distinction of who is His peculiar people is. Exodus 11:1, “And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. ”
Shemitah: The fig tree
The Shemitah’s 70th Year of Israel marking her resurrection, what is the Lord telling us?
“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” - Matthew 24:32-33
Is it God knocking on our doors? Is HE waking us up?
The “fig tree” speaks of Israel’s resurrection from thousands of years of scattering (diaspora) not until she is re-gathered (alia) on November 27, 1947 when Carlos P. Romulo of Camiling, Tarlac broke the tie in the UN National Assembly, New York City. Israel was “born in a day “ on the very day fulfilling what Isaiah said,
“Who has ever heard of such a thing? And who ever sees such things? Can a country be born in a single day, or can a nation be brought forth in a single moment? “ – Isaiah 66:8
Born in Hebrew “yalad” means “to act as a midwife.” Philippines is a sort of surrogate-mother of Israel. While Israel was born on 1947, it is not until 1950 when she was recognized by UN as official, member-state.
So from 1950-2020 is Israel’s 70th Year, a Shemitah, a Year of Release, a knock on the door.
Knocks at the door
So Matthew, the tax collector wrote that the fig tree refers to Israel, when the time came to release her for self-existence as a nation. He said that whenever you see this fig tree resurrecting, then it is near, and it is right at the door.
“So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”
Fire, war or plague
So the bush fire in Australia, the brief war between USA and Iran and the present novel corona-virus the knocks right at the door of Year 2020 as Shemitah is merely a “ wake-up call” as we may keep on rehearsing more intensely and perhaps more frequently as the End Time approaches.
The Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) recent “Prayer Caravan: Islands Rejoice” is merely preparing the way of the Lord from the north starting from Laoag last January 31, 2020 and ends up to Zamboanga and Sulu yet terminating a victorious event in Butuan City on March 21, 2020 is to mark our 500 Years of Christianity is a prophetic gesture in anointing and dedicating our land until Christ returns.