The robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision but they shall fall

Updated: Apr 20, 2020

Do you know where that comes from? It comes from God's Word. It comes specifically from the 11th Chapter of Daniel in the 14th verse.

Daniel 11:14 King James Version (KJV)

14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.


Now, do you know why I referenced that? I referenced that because I believe we are perhaps seeing that unfold before our eyes right now.


These are interesting and amazing times we're living in to be sure. One month ago as I create this post I was still working at the place of business I essentially had worked for since July of 2013. Three days later the Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, announced that the Health Director of Ohio, Amy Acton, had signed a stay at home health order. Two days after that I was sent home from my "essential" job because since other people weren't working or at least weren't spending money so my services weren't needed at that particular time.


But it certainly goes beyond me. Entire nations in some cases are under lockdown. Wuhan, China, where all of this is deemed or believed to have started, went under lockdown almost immediately. Spain, Italy, Israel, the UK, Germany,France, South Africa, and India at minimum have nationwide lockdowns. I happened to see a video in which it was pointed out that India made the decision to order 1.3 billion people to stay at home with a whopping 500 cases at the time. Here at home in the United States, essentially 95% of the country has been ordered to stay at home.https://www.businessinsider.com/us-map-stay-at-home-orders-lockdowns-2020-3?op=1


The point to all of this is that it indeed is global. This is by no means the first pandemic or health scare we have faced. We have faced just in my lifetime the fear of SARS, MERS, H1N1(swine flu), bird flu, Zika virus, ebola, and maybe even some I am forgetting. Yet the one thing that never happened in any of those was the quarantining and restriction of movement of healthy people. Businesses didn't close because they were deemed nonessential. Kids weren't sent home from school. High school, college, and professional sports were not canceled or postponed. All over a virus, that while dangerous for some, hasn't had the death rate or numbers to justify this panic. Particularly since the original models everyone was going off of have now been revised downward in terms of how bad this will potentially be. It seems most people were going off of the projections of Neil Ferguson from the UK. Initially he said that 2.2 million Americans would die from coronavirus. Now, the projections they are going with is 61,000, which is equivalent to a bad flu season. Horrible, without a doubt, but not worth the panic and overreach since we don't do this for "a bad flu season." As a matter of fact, Ferguson seems to have a history of being way off on his projections, which is mentioned in this piece.https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2020/04/shutdowns-were-pointless-all-along/.


The real damage that is being done is to the economy and to our freedoms. In the last 4 weeks 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment. Small businesses that have had to close even temporarily are worried that if something doesn't happen and soon they may have to close permanently. The loan program that was set up for small businesses in this country may have run out of money within minutes.https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/small-business-loan-program-ran-out-money-within-minutes-some-n1187051. Globally, the IMF is saying that coronavirus will lead to nearly $8 trillion in new debt this year. Even the UN is now saying hundreds of thousands of children could die of hunger because of the economic destruction from this.


But what the UN and other global leaders and persons of import past and present are crying these days is "peace" and global togetherness. The UN chief called for a global cease fire to combat Covid-19. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council are trying to get together to basically sign that. There is some hesitation from the United States and Russia about an all-encompassing ceasefire. But they do agree with a limited one. Henry Kissinger, somehow still alive out there, is talking New World Order. Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for a global government. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/26/gordon-brown-calls-for-global-government-to-tackle-coronavirus.


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