The adversary is very much like certain politicians who won’t let travesties go to waste, but will seize upon them to gain some advantage. Such is the case with the Corona Virus Pandemic of 2020.
It should be noted that evil feeds on evil, and fear is a form of evil that the devil will grasp and use to gain entrance to a person’s temple. There are other strong and negative emotions that the evil one seizes upon to gain access, like grief, depression, and paranoia.
Despite any of those negative emotions not being caused by offenses against God, the enemy can still come to spiritually, emotionally, and mentally pounce upon weakened prey. And of course, it will always come for offenders of God’s commandments, especially those riddled with the negative emotions of guilt.
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8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (New Testament | 1 Peter 5:8)
What is the devil really like? Put simply; IT is MISERABLE, i.e., misery seeking misery:
18 And because he had fallen from heaven, and had become miserable forever, he sought also the misery of all mankind. (Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:18)
The people of this generation will always recall this period of the Corona Virus Epidemic as a “miserable time.” The depression of the 1930s was “miserable” for those who lived it; that’s how they recall it.
Though it is Springtime and mother earth is bursting with life (the birds, insects, and blossoms, etc.), there has been a near overwhelming depressive “feeling” in the air eclipsing it. Even those who live alone on a farm with no chance of becoming exposed to the Corona Virus Epidemic have felt a difference this year, a feeling of doom and gloom.
How large is the evil one? Because Satan is a spirit being, who dwells in the next dimension over from us where time and space differ from ours, his influence can cover the entire world. Of course, an attack on the whole earth, at one time, requires significant dark energy that would need to be gathered from other fallen entities and sources of dark emotional energies.
As is felt by most Believers and the world at large, humanity is on the cusp of a supernatural visit by God to usher in the expectant Millennium of Peace. Would the evil one let something like that happen without a significant countermove in an attempt to thwart the prophesied will of God?
To successfully carry out a world-wide attack—all at once, IT would need a terrifying world-wide event to generate massive amounts of negative energies. This negativism could be harnessed, then amplified back on humanity to wreck as much devastation as possible before God attempts to bring revival or a new Era of Peace.
In came the Corona Virus Epidemic, which has received more considerable media attention than all previous epidemics in modern time combined. Who controls the media outlets? Who gives the news channels their coordinated talking points each day? By and large, atheists do (some would say haters of God). There is no better way to amp up negative (or positive) human thought and emotional energies than through the media, with its broad exposure, and use of TV personalities and video productions.
Because the evil one loves to pounce on its victims when they are at their weakest, it planned to attack using the negative energies generated by humanity during the “mass media scare” of the Corona Virus. Because the devil is a liar:
18 …that old serpent, who is the devil, who is the FATHER OF ALL LIES (Book of Mormon | 2 Nephi 2:18)
And because IT wants all humankind to be miserable as itself, IT not only amplified back to humanity their depressed energies, but through its demonic host systematically attacked individuals in an attempt to break-up businesses, friendships, marriages, and families and destroy any chance of God bringing in an Era of Peace.
How did the evil one do that? Because IT is a Sycophant:
“The word ‘sycophant’ entered the English and French languages in the mid-16th century, and originally had the same meaning in English and French (sycophante) as in Greek, a false accuser.”1
“Someone who is really f***ing annoying and messed up (in a psychological way).”2
The modus operandi has always been to make ACCUSATIONS against others, i.e., IT is an ACCUSER:
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the ACCUSER of our brethren is cast down, which ACCUSED them before our God DAY AND NIGHT. (New Testament | Revelation 12:10)
The evil one’s host of demons do as they are told: to plant accusing thoughts in the minds of their targets against family, friends, co-workers, and others, etc.
Since no one is perfect in their relationships, each demon can pull memories from their victims of perceived (or real) injustices by another. And then wrap it in the negative energy just harvested and push it into their minds all day until tempers flare, followed by hasty acts.
To guard against such attacks, we must do what Jesus said: forgive, and turn the other cheek:
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven (New Testament | Luke 6:37)
39 Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. (New Testament | Matthew 5:39)