A mini-lesson of the unfathomable power of YHWH, and why it is imperative to know and heed Scripture:
2 Chronicles 7: 13 If I shut up the sky, so that there is no rain; or if I order locusts to devour the land; or if I send an epidemic of sickness among my people; 14 then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land. (CJB)
As you can see, this is just a SMALL example showing that YHWH is NOT kidding around!
If you've been paying attention to world events, you know that parts of Africa have been suffering horrific locust plagues....
...And the world is right now undergoing the COVID pandemic which seems to be hanging on. In the meantime, most seem to have forgotten about the HIV/AIDS epidemic that began in the mid-1970s in the homosexual and bisexual communities - and is STILL around today!
Check your history books to see how many epidemics and pandemics we've suffered and understand that the worst is still yet to come!
That's because YHWH is NOT kidding around. We either belong to Him, or we don't. There is no "gray area."