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#COVID-19: Could this be God's warning or punishment?

The amazing thing about this Covid-19 crisis is that churches, mosques and other temples of "worship" have lost their usual place as the place of succor. In fact, they were the first to give way.

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Not even war can do what the global pandemic #COVID-19 is doing, making all men equal. It is no respecter of gender, age, education, exposure, nationality, political status, position, fame or fortune. 

Unlike in Egypt millions of years ago, I want to believe God did not bring this upon the world, as it is believed that He would not destroy His own creation. Man's activities – selfishness and stupidity led to the creation and spread of the virus. So, we brought it upon ourselves. 

Could God have had mercy by not allowing this? Yes! Could the forces of the universe have worked against this event to prevent it? Yes! But God in His Almightiness allowed it and the supreme one is on his throne watching mankind as we are forced into a standstill and now have to focus on Him as the Almighty.

If this was a different kind of disease, our worship centres would have been filled up with people in the name of seeking the face of God for mercy but the amazing part of this 2020 coronavirus crisis is that churches, mosques and other temples of "worship" have also lost their usual importance as the place of succor. In fact, they were the first to give way.

The commandment of the sabbath is upon us and churches have no role to play in it? Wow… If by now you're not learning that loving God is not dependent on man and that God is bigger than your religion, doctrines, rules, regulations, GOs and Papas, then you do not know God.

Also, read Nigeria records first Coronavirus death as cases rise to 35

God lives in our hearts, not in buildings. His power cannot be reduced to buildings and the expensive decorations, air conditioner, chairs, mega screens and megaphones inside them.

Thousands of visits to a "House of God" cannot make you a child of God. Now is the time to reexamine your faith in God and cleanse your heart of the misconceptions about faith and religion. Now is the time to know God by yourself and for yourself. 

While you're doing this, also remember to take God's own advice: "Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by." (Isaiah 26:20).

I had initially prayed, "may this cup pass from us" but I reckon it is too late to pray for that. So, I pray that everyone reading this is alive to witness the end of coronavirus. 

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