The Jay - a beautiful corvid, with a harsh voice
Since the birdemic crisis seems to be unfolding almost exactly as the evil Establishment will have hoped - it is worth looking ahead to the primary spiritual challenges of the kind of global collapse which is, apparently, being prepared.
From the demonic perspective, a global collapse will kill astonishing numbers of people very quickly. I will focus on The West.
We have experienced many decades of social atomisation, our old group-ish-ness has been dismantled; modern Western people are mostly selfish, short-termist and unwilling to self-sacrifice for any reason.
Therefore, any possibility of people 'pulling together' - as with the 1939-45 war - is gone. People care little for their nation, their region, their town or village; they have no strong church; even the professions and trades unions have been busted, and traditional family firms have all-but gone.
Deeper than this, Godless materialism dictates that at the profound level of metaphysical assumptions modern Western people see no purpose or meaning to life; and just hope to get through it with the least suffering and most pleasure - again fuelling the short-termism and selfishness.
So - the world may collapse, and we will be effectively 'on our own' and facing impossible odds.
We must do it, each for himself, or else it won't be done.
The demonic temptation is to induce people to behave in an evil fashion in order to survive (albeit just a few more days or weeks). This is certainly how a lot of people are talking.
For serious Christians, this is not an option. If we are faced with the alternative of deliberate and real sin, or our own death (and we will each certainly know if or when such a situation arises) then I think we must assume that this is the divinely-appointed time of our death.
Of course we ought to do all legitimate and good things to survive - when motivated by the right reasons. But biological survival is not, ultimately, a sufficient reason.
And (on the other side) to die from despair is as much a sin as to murder the innocent for mere survival. Hope is a Christian commandment - and this entails our hope be rooted in Heavenly life everlasting. So long as it is, this hope is invincible.
This time - Now - is a very personal test therefore; a test of our faith and trust in The Lord; a test of our love for Jesus. In one sense it is a very easy test - literally anybody can pass it, no matter how feeble he or she may be. We simply need to follow Jesus.
In another sense it may be difficult to die, when the time comes, and for the right reasons. I think we can be sure that the demonic powers will be trying to make this as difficult as possible.