COVID-19 – Turning Bad Into Good

The Covid-19 pandemic has gotten the world’s attention.  And I am here to give you HOPE!  In my experience, God is the Master of turning “bad” into good.  We all have bad things happen to us.  I have learned that life’s challenges can be great teachers, if we try to look at lessons learned from God’s perspective, as best we can.  After a heart attack requiring quadruple open-heart surgery, three strokes, two blood clots in my lungs, and several other challenges, I would not trade any of these experiences because of the lessons I learned and God’s healing powers along the way.  I know God is lovingly in the details of our lives.  I am happily still riding my mountain bike at age 83 with all the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits.  Chapter 2 of my book explains why bad things happen.

The Master Physicist

I have learned that the Lord is also the Master physicist, and it has been my privilege over my career path “standing on the shoulders of giants” in my field of expertise of precise timing and with wonderful Divine assistance to help in the development of the nation’s and the world’s official atomic clock timing systems  and to also help in the development of GPS .  I thank the Lord and humbly share the following — giving honor to Him who knows all things.  I have learned over time, that if I get stuck in a question or problem, and have done all I can to solve it, I can get on my knees and pray to the Greatest Scientist of All—even our loving, wise, all-powerful and knowing, Heavenly Father. God. Anyone can.

Joseph Smith, Jr. lived in the early-1800s, and through him, the Lord restored the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to bless all mankind.  In answer to young Joseph’s humble prayer as a 14-year old boy, Joseph had a grand epiphany in which our Heavenly Father and His Son appeared to him in a vision, thus commencing the “Marvelous work and a wonder” prophesied of by Isaiah (Isa. 29).  And now the world is the beneficiary of this “opening of the heavens”. As a scientist, I find it interesting that the ancient prophet Enoch prophesied the actual date of this vision. He lived more than 4,000 years before Joseph’s heavenly vision, where Joseph learned about the true nature of our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, His son—as two distinct Beings. 

Miraculously Joseph translated from ancient records the Book of Mormon into English to be a second witness with the Bible that Jesus is the Christ.  Now the Book of Mormon is in 110 languages and going across the globe telling of the resurrected Christ’s visit to America – totally authenticating the Bible story of His glorious resurrection. His resurrection is the best-documented miracle in history, which is part of His infinite atonement.

Lessons Learned From The Pandemic

What lessons have you learned from the pandemic?  We trust in the Lord regardless of life’s challenges – knowing that glorious days are ahead, despite the secular world turning from God and believing that science –rather than God– can save them.  I believe we can know of the future by reading and listening to His word in the Holy Scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, with much more clarity than we can learn from the media!  We can know that this pandemic is a temporary thing!

I also know that God loves you. He is your Heavenly Father and mine.  He knows our pains and struggles and trials.  God created  our first parents in His image as described in Genesis 1:27-28. I know personally that He hears and answers prayers; He has so promised (Matthew 7:7-8) and His promises are sure.  He answers every sincere prayer, but it will be in His time and in His way because He knows what is best for us –and has an eternal perspective.  He taught us a pattern of prayer in the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:5-13, in the Holy Bible.

To me, one of the most exciting dimensions of the Lord’s prayer is that God is asking us to pray that His Kingdom will come on earth “as it is in heaven”, and now, we live in the days when that is going to happen! In the middle of the bad, comes the good.  He intends that a ZION society (a pure in heart people) will come out of the hard times and those that choose to live right, will be included— it will be glorious! All that dwell“in Zion” will be motivated by the pure love of Christ.  Civilizations throughout history have achieved this state of happiness, Enoch’s City was one of them–they followed a formula to get to that state of happiness.  And the most exciting thing is that we can be part of it, as we truly come to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who is the King of Heaven and Earth (Matthew 11:28-30; John 14:6). 

The scriptures tell of the “great and dreadful day of the Lord”.  It will be a GREAT day for the righteous, who repent of all their sins and come unto Him – out of the world and away from its wickedness — and a dreadful day for the “wicked”; they who have turned their back on their own Redeemer, Jesus Christ—and God that sent Him to raise us from the dead back to our heavenly home. We get to choose.  Now we have our millennial’s, many of whom are good people doing good things, but see the inconsistencies and hypocrisy in current Christianity and become non-believers.  God knows our hearts and His mercy extends to all who are striving to do good.

Who Can You Trust?

Now concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, based on my research of several who are now involved with “guiding the public”, I’ve discovered that some of them have less than honest objectives that simply do not promote health, well-being, and liberty–as given to us by God–and as stated in our inspired USA Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  And they have no problem trampling on our God-given liberty. 

And on the other hand, many are coming forward with sound scientific data—only to be silenced by the “elites”.  As I have studied their life’s work and scientific data, the second group, have an honest concern and care for our health.  This health crisis has turned into a kind of battle where controlling people, is more important than actual sound scientific health data. Regardless of what these “elites” say, GOD designed all mankind to be sovereign, as individuals. Not under some oppressive government (2 Nephi 2:25-27).  I also hold to the belief that  free choice—the ability to act and not be acted upon—is fundamental to our Heavenly Father’s perfect plan of happiness.

I HOPE and PRAY that in these “last days” –before the coming of the Son of God –that each of you will come to know the Father and the Son,  which is eternal life and a fullness of joy with God and our loved ones (John 17:3).   What can be better than that?  I also believe that God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. And just like the children of Israel at the time of Moses –where he rescued them from bondage and a tyrannical government, God can literally “put a shield around us, as He did them”—as we pray to Him in faith—and that with His power, will protect us against all the “fiery darts of the adversary.” (Ephesians 6:16)  

To me, the” signs of the times” are evident, and God is hastening His Great work.  Are there huge challenges ahead?  YES!  But each challenge will add to our character and we will be offered the opportunity to join the Noble Ones as we strive to ever draw closer to Him. The faithful followers of Jesus Christ will grow in amazing dimensions of light and truth, where what we ask, will be given! And those that follow the Son of God will become His People. Healthy, liberated, and happy — becoming one with the Father and the Son, as Jesus prayed in His last prayer recorded in John 17! 

I know in whom we can trust and there I find peace, love, and joy in spite of life’s storms.

David W. Allan

P.S.  Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist at MIT. She testified before a congressional hearing regarding the dangers of glyphosate.  She believes glyphosate and COVID-19 may be connected.  She just wrote a fascinating research paper on this extremely important topic In it, she asks the loaded question:

Why no COVID-19 in Bhutan?
Bhutan is a landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas, bordered by Tibet and India. The population of Bhutan is a little over 807,000 people.

As of this writing in early April 2020, only four cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Bhutan, two of whom were visiting foreigners. Bhutan has embraced the ambitious goal of becoming the world’s first 100% organic nation. Is it possible that there is so little COVID-19 because Bhutan’s people aren’t being over-exposed to glyphosate?

If you have the theory that COVID-19 is contagious to everyone, then if the people of Bhutan were exposed and didn’t get the disease, you have proven the theory false.  It seems probable that having a strong immunity system is extremely important.  We can imagine a world free of toxins and eating healthy organic foods in loving relationships with Christ-centered motivations; it is called ZION and there will be no disease and the Lord “will wipe away all tears” (Revelations 7:17; 21:4)!  The Lord has promised that for the faithful.  It is exciting to know that it is coming and soon!