COVID-19

It can be argued that outside the Flood of Noah, no other event in history has panicked the entire world like COVID-19, and it is all about fear. The level of fear and negativity being generated by the politicians, media and social media over this event is staggering. There should be more concern over the people in panic rather than the virus itself. It is a forced move, an attempt to bring in the new world order by collapsing the world economies, but an attempt that will fail.

The virus is real and many have died. All life is precious in the site of God and the Apostle Paul said “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Rom 8:18

The scriptures give us clues and directions to end time events and they clearly point out that this virus is not the beginning of the end. Perhaps the biggest evidence is in Matthew 24:36-44.

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.  Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

This passage of scripture is referring to the rapture. Jesus is telling His disciples that no man knows the day or the hour it will occur. Furthermore, He is saying that life will be moving along in a normal fashion, just like it was before Noah’s flood hit. People will be eating and drinking together, marrying and giving in marriage, another normal day and then boom, the rapture. Today that is not the case as the whole world has canceled most weddings and closed eating establishments due to the virus. It shall pass.

We also know from scripture that various wars leading up to the beginning of the tribulation have yet to take place. One of the most well known is the Gog and Magog war noted in Ezekiel 38. Multiple countries and people groups “9 shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee”… 16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes”. The Lord say’s the armies will be so immense, it will be like a cloud to cover the land as they move against Israel. The mass mobilization of this many people simply cannot take place during a virus outbreak as contagious as SARS-CoV-2. It shall pass.

And finally, the Lord will never allow man nor the evil powers and principalities to boast over their own devices concerning prophetic events. In other words, the prophetic Tribulation and all that is associated with it will come, but it will not be because of any device or scheme they devised. It will be because of what the Lord has put in place.  We see this throughout all scripture and perhaps the most impacting is when Jesus “having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Col 2:15 after He died on the cross. This leads to how the Lord may use this virus outbreak to His will. Perhaps he will bring the long-awaited justice and exposure of the corrupt politicians and to many of the so-called “Christian” religious leaders of our day to light. Perhaps this year we will see the Lord work in a way that is unprecedented since the time of Christ. At the very least, this is a wake-up call to Christians and the naysayers of the world that ridicule the end times. Most Christians have been caught up in the to and fro hustle and bustle of life that Dan 12:4 predicts for the last days. Is God positioning us with no choice but to settle down in our homes as a protective measure against the virus, but also to reflect and prepare our relationship to Him and our families…. “that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”. It shall pass.

Christians should not be in fear. It is interesting that the word fear is used exactly 400 times in the KJV. It is a factor of 40 (period of testing) and 10 (the whole unit as in the 10 commandments, 1 through 9 and 0). The Lord tells us many times not to be fearful. “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” Joshua 1:9.

Our hope is in the Lord “And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee” Psa 39:7 Christians should be waiting on that hope and “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Tit 2:13

People are looking for hope now more than ever and open to discussion.

If you don’t know Jesus, then you are without hope in this chaotic world…..

BUT, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jhn 3:16 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Act 16:31 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jhn 14:6

 The Church does not go home shaking and trembling. Justice is coming. Have hope, have faith, there are better days ahead.