Will Life Ever Return to Normal? How the Bible Can Help in a Post-Pandemic World

The Bible foretold not only the serious problems we now face but also the better times we can expect soon. It describes a future that is way beyond what human governments could hope to achieve, one that only God can provide. “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”—Revelation 21:4.

Jehovah’s Witnesses take comfort in the Bible’s promises of a bright future, and this helps them to see beyond the pandemic. They also support one another by obeying the Bible’s command to gather regularly for worship. (Hebrews 10:24, 25) Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which are being held virtually during the pandemic.

Others agree that joining together with Jehovah’s Witnesses for worship has been helpful during these difficult times. For example, a woman infected with COVID-19 accepted an invitation to join Jehovah’s Witnesses’ virtual meetings.

These meetings helped her emotionally despite her ongoing health issues from the virus. She later said: “I feel that I am part of this family too. Reading the Bible gives me peace of mind and inner calm. It helps me focus on my hope for the future instead of my problems. Thank you for helping me find that connection with God that I have sought all my life.”

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  • LEB has Pericope "The New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem" for Revelation 21:1-8  (with Hebrew word usually translated by Jewish scholars in LXX: אלהים as God) => And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea did not exist any longer. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from אלהים God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of אלהים God is with humanity, and he will take up residence with them, and they will be his people and אלהים God himself will be with them. And he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any longer, and mourning or wailing or pain will not exist any longer. The former things have passed away.” And the one seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new!” And he said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water from the spring of the water of life freely. The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his אלהים God and he will be my son. But as for the cowards and unbelievers and detestable persons and murderers and sexually immoral people and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their share is in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.

    Hebrews 10:1-11:1 LEB (with Hebrew words usually translated by Jewish scholars in LXX: יהוה as Lord & אלהים as God) => For the law, possessing a shadow of the good things that are about to come, not the form of things itself, is never able year by year by means of the same sacrifices which they offer without interruption to make perfect those who draw near. For otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the ones who worship, having been purified once and for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? But in them there is a reminder of sins year by year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when he came into the world, he said, “Sacrifice and offering you did not want, but a body you prepared for me; you did not delight in whole burnt offerings and offerings for sins. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come — in the roll of the book it is written about me — to do your will, O אלהים God.’ When he says above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and offerings for sin you did not want, nor did you delight in,” which are offered according to the law, then he has said, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second, by which will we are made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest stands every day serving and offering the same sacrifices many times, which are never able to take away sins. But this one, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of אלהים God, from now on waiting until his enemies are made a footstool for his feet. For by one offering he has perfected for all time those who are made holy. And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will decree for them after those days, says the יהוה Lord: I am putting my laws on their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” He also says, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will never remember again.” Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence for the entrance into the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way which he inaugurated for us through the curtain, that is, his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of אלהים God, let us approach with a true heart in the full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for the one who promised is faithful. And let us think about how to stir one another up to love and good works, not abandoning our meeting together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging each other, and by so much more as you see the day drawing near. For if we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that is about to consume the adversaries. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think the person will be considered worthy of who treats with disdain the Son of אלהים God and who considers ordinary the blood of the covenant by which he was made holy and who insults the Spirit of grace? For we know the one who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” and again, “The יהוה Lord will judge his people.” It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living אלהים God. But remember the former days in which, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed both to insults and to afflictions, and sometimes becoming sharers with those who were treated in this way. For you both sympathized with the prisoners and put up with the seizure of your belongings with joy because you knew that you yourselves had a better and permanent possession. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, in order that after you have done the will of אלהים God, you may receive what was promised. For yet “a very, very little while, and the one who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul is not well pleased with him.” But we are not among those who shrink back to destruction, but among those who have faith to the preservation of our souls. Now faith is the realization of what is hoped for, the proof of things not seen.


    @BroRando January 21 Will Life Ever Return to Normal?

    No. Sadly experimental mRNA jabs, which are called "vaccines" (using an altered "vaccine" definition), are shots designed to decrease human life. COVID-19 virus variants and "vaccines" have resulted in many human injuries and deaths. Life insurance companies in the United States are noticing 40 % increase in mortality of working age adults, which is apparent in ongoing labor shortages. The mRNA "vaccine" shots initially increase immune system reaction that is followed by ongoing decline so "vaccinated" are acquiring immune deficiency, which increases mortality risk from any illness. Also mRNA "vaccine" causes microscopic blood clotting, which is appearing as heart attacks (sudden death) and strokes. CD discussion => To Be Vaccinated or NOT To Be Vaccinated? That is the Question. has lots of comments. Breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are increasing. Hence, my prayers for God's Holy Healing in all life domains continues for every human.

    My desire is to "Be Holy as God is Holy" who wants to hear God's voice and obey. Humanly am a work in progress, who is Thankful for Godly changes in me.




    Still puzzled by @BroRando signature: (transliteration is helpful for vocalizing original language words)

    Visit JW.org to get Spiritual and Accurate Answers to Your Questions. Bible transliterated into over 120 languages.

    John 1:1 (SBLGNT) Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.

    Transliteration into English => En archē ēn ho logos, kai ho logos ēn pros ton theon, kai theos ēn ho logos.

    Translation into English => In beginning was being the word, and the word was being with the God, and God was being the word.


    Keep Smiling 😊

  • TruthTruth Posts: 521

    JW''s use enticing promises of paradise, sweet smiles and warm friendship. invite people to deception.

    Yet, here is the testimony of just such an enticed person:

    "I was a member of the JWs for 25 years, I had left them at the end of March 2017..and im very happy that I had..you can feel the presence of Satan in this Religion..I know because im very very sensitive to my surroundings.. the people in it. are very 2 faced, they are very blinded by these false teachings..they need many people to pray for them, they are trapped..Im now getting baptized under Jesus Christ in the Broadway Church in Vancouver B.C. at the end of October 2017…I have many stories to tell..there are too many reasons why I had left." 

    Grace & Timothy Bennett

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