God's kingdom is intelligent. God, Himself, is the ultimate intelligent. Everything that is part of God's creation (that means everything), is encoded with His intelligence, even lucifer and the fallen ones (Revelation 12:9). So why are we even questioning that any/all attacks (from the visible or invisible realms) on us humans are indeed themselves, intelligent? There are many advantages to being human. We are God's created image. True. We are free to choose our daily doings. True. We are even wired to experience some of the most intense emotional sensations. This is also true. One of our biggest disadvantages however, is that in our fallen state we are confined to a three dimensional realm. What we can see, taste, smell, hear and touch is what generally gives us our limited feedback of the environment of our realm. Sure, we get glimpses from time to time of other realms but those last for mere moments and then they are gone. Our only TRUE connection to realms unknown to us, is God our Father. So why is it then, that we have been faithfully attending church, reading our bible (as often as we can fit it in the schedule), and giving ourselves grandiose titles to display our theological knowledge skills; yet we have failed to seriously invest in our relationship with God in an ALL OR NOTHING sort of way? There is an epidemic happening that isn't spoken of too much that the bible tells us in (Hosea 4:6) is very dangerous, in simple terms, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge," in other words ignorance can kill you.
We need outside help to get past our natural fallen nature's limited thinking, and understanding of the spiritual realms, and its inhabitants both good (angels) and bad (demons). Our mindsets pertaining to the matters of the existence of spiritual entities
and their hell bent purposes behind the scenes, is mostly lacking any real usable insight. We, therefore are unable to walk in God's ways fully, because of the need of inspired information or revelation about these otherworldly activities that affect the world we are most familiar with.
Isaiah 55:8-11 (NIV)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."
God gives us a major clue here as to our limitations with this bold statement. He is pointing us in a direction that reveals just how important it is for us to rely upon HIS calculations of situations, HIS oversight over our needs and wants and desires, and HIS ultimate translation of HIS finished best seller, the Bible. For many of us this has been a rough couple of months. We have seen EVERYTHING that we once deemed as top priority taken away from us on the other side of a blink. No, we haven't abandoned God, His Word or our faith in Him. But if we are honest, we have had to seriously reconsider some things that we thought were secure and foundational.
Isn't it about time that we, the followers of Jesus, stop paying attention to the natural precautions being mandated by sense dominated men and women, not out of certainty but rather out of a knee jerk reaction to combat an invasion of a viral attack? These actions are increasingly proving to be stabs in the dark, missing the whole point... of origin. After all, a supernatural intelligence is not about to loosen it's grip when confronted with natural understanding and the application of uncertain remedies. The time for superficial Christianity has ended. As our societal chains continue to tighten, we must remember that God has placed the key (to unlock those chains) within our hearts. This means that protecting our hearts at all cost is the most important action we can take in the midst of the devil's fiery darts aimed directly at the same.
The good news is that even if we have (and the majority of us have) been mixing God's word with our natural understanding and philosophies of life; God is ready to help us separate His unchanging TRUTH from the pack. The first way in which we are able to do this, is to snap out of it! The reality of the situation that we are in (collectively) is that we are being followed and hunted by demonic agents in another realm DAILY, and we have been for quite some time. When we think of the "fallen world" as an understanding of the nature of sin that we are born into, we have primarily been taught about the ways in which this applies to us on a very soft surface. We think about the obvious sins that plague humanity and lock individuals in a prison while on earth, but there is a deeper understanding that we must (now more than ever) acknowledge and gain spiritual insight of, in order to become people who have a concrete assurance of our position, our rights and our authority, regardless of the realm.
Ephesians 6:11-12 (NIV)
"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
You see this virus is just one of the many tricks and and gimmicks that the devil is using during this pandemic, only his version of tricks and gimmicks are ultimately aimed to kill. As we have seen and heard over the last couple of months, there is a continual shifting of symptoms, patient types, cluster groups, spreading methods (just to name a few). At times it can seem that we've got a handle on the "how" and "who" of the infected ones, but before we can gather the data, it has changed or shifted or mutated to another group type. This is the tell. If there is one thing that is true about the devil, it is his predictability. He does the same thing through vastly different methods. He distracts so we don't clue in. Remember, there is an intelligence that God embedded into him at his creation as lucifer, and that intelligence is still there (Genesis 3:1).
Even if it turns out that all of the sickness going around was started by humans, satan is the ultimate architect and administrator of this deadly plague. We, the people of God must keep our eyes on the things that are unseen verses the things that are seen. Just like a great magician playing the Vegas Strip uses diversion to pull off their pseudo supernatural tricks (that they've perfected over the span of countless night after night performances) in order to "deceive" their audiences; the cohorts of satan down here in the human realm, have also perfected many of the same tactics that these very magicians are copying. Some of these tactics are "slight of hand", "misdirection", "diversion", a little "confusion", all mixed in with smooth and reassuring communication to continually engage the audience. Don't be fooled! Jesus said in Matthew 24 that in the days before His coming, there would be an increase of deception, deceivers, false christ's and false messiah's. He even said in His revelation to Paul the Apostle that the Anti Christ will perform lying signs and wonders (2 Thessalonians 2:9). The days in which we find ourselves now are actually embracing these exact types of things.
We know this may seem to be A LOT to digest, but listen closely, we will NOT be deceived or distracted if we follow the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles concerning these last days that we are living in. Be instructed by these scriptures to get out in front of the evil forces at work from this season onward by keeping focus on the origin and source of the plagues, of the pestilence, of the persecutions, and of the perceptions that are on display all over the world. The focus has been, is and will continue to be (since the beginning) the fallen archangel lucifer/satan and all who carry out his bidding. The weapons of our resistance are not natural flesh and blood, but are mighty through God and His Spirit within us, for the casting down of the enemy's strongholds and are exposing in real time the workings of his schemes.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NIV)
"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of this world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete."
Remember that that our MAIN FOCUS over all is the TRUTH of 1 John 4:4
GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN YOU THAN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD