A troubling question was posed this week by a writer for The Hill.
“What if COVID was only the opening act, and another proclaimed crisis is the main event?” wondered Kristin Tate.
“This isn’t a right-wing fever dream,” she indicated. “Calls for harsh government measures in the name of saving the environment are already in the parlance of influential organizations and figures.”
People all over the world have seen with their own eyes how easily two weeks of temporary measures turned into more than two years of unheard-of “emergency” restrictions, with lockdowns killing personal freedom, crippling finances and economies, and sending fear and anxiety through the roof.
But is there something unseen driving the push for lockdowns that many people are missing?
The author of a new book says the answer is a strong yes, and the reason is not difficult to discern if people look in the right place.
“The reason is quite plain, and can be found in the Bible,” says Joe Kovacs, author of “Reaching God Speed: Unlocking the Secret Broadcast Revealing the Mystery of Everything.”
“The events in today’s news, from the coronavirus pandemic to the resulting lockdowns, are based on a template in Scripture that often manifests in our daily lives. But it’s easy to miss when we focus on the physical aspects alone rather than the spiritual.”
Among the earliest recorded lockdowns, he explains, is three days of darkness that brought the ancient Egyptians to a complete standstill.
The Old Testament notes: “One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were.” (Exodus 10:23 CSB)
Another famous lockdown was the captivity of the God’s people, the Israelites, in the land of Egypt, which the Bible calls at least 10 times “the house of bondage.”
“These are more than just actual, historical events depicting imprisonment and severe restriction of movement,” says Kovacs. “There’s a higher meaning to lockdowns, a parable meaning on the Spirit level of understanding.”
The author notes Jesus Himself always spoke to the public in the symbolic language of parables, “and he did not tell them anything without a parable.” (Matthew 13:34 CSB)
“Every lockdown that keeps people in some sort of captivity or restricts their movement is actually broadcasting an additional message on the Spirit level,” Kovacs explains.
“Because in our current physical bodies of flesh, we’re all actually in a type of lockdown. We have very limited movement. We can’t instantly travel to the other side of the seen or unseen universe like God can. We’re all trapped in a ‘body of death,’ as the apostle Paul called it. Unless we’re rescued by God, the end result of lockdowns is death, and we all know that this current form in which we exist is dying.
“But the good news that God declares is freedom from the personal lockdowns in our bodies. Once we’re given eternal life, we’re going to be completely unshackled as we emerge out of the shell of our flesh and become completely transformed into a brand-new, immortal body.”
Kovacs says Paul discussed the transformation and instant release from the lockdown of natural flesh everyone is experiencing.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. … And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the man of heaven. What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God … (1 Corinthians 15:44-50 CSB)
But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed!
It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.
For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-54 NLT)
“The events in our physical world are being driven by the mind of God Himself,” says Kovacs.
“God is using lockdowns in our temporary lives to get people to realize that freedom is far better than being trapped – whether it’s trapped in our own homes because of a government lockdown, or trapped inside of our own dying bodies.
“And as is well-known, the Creator did provide the way out of our locked-down, bodies of flesh and death, which is following the teachings of Jesus, who says of Himself: ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.'” (John 14:6 KJV)
Those wishing to contact or interview Joe Kovacs can email him here.
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