There are people in our days as have been in the past who have despised ‘Prophecy and the Prophet.’
Amazingly, God works in all things for good even as He is doing it during this current pandemic.
Yes, in fact, one of the ways He is working is to bring a ‘growing interest’ in Bible prophecy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sceptics who treated with disdain the season of the end times are now wondering whether, after all, it is true.
Even pastors who thought otherwise are beginning to view biblical end-times prophecies as being showcased in current global events.
The time of reckoning and God’s judgment has arrived in the Church as well as the world – death, desperation, violence, locked-in and locked-out, famine, starvation, waves of locusts, people fleeing to safer locations…these are perilous times taking a toll on many.
We are aware of what is happening with the coronavirus pandemic intensifying and the virus spreading – labour shortage to manufacture, deliver and unpack groceries in stores; supermarkets and distribution facilities facing a difficult choice to keep shelves stocked with essentials and workers safe.
In the coming days, we might witness truck drivers refusing to drive into highly-infected zones, to deliver food, fuel, medicine and other supplies. Where are we heading?
What is God saying to us during this pandemic:
Repent and Love not the world nor the things of this world.
He is using it to persuade us to change the way we treat one another and all He has created.
Though social distancing is necessary, relational distancing is not.
Let’s build a relational bridge when the virus wants to create a social drain.
As bad as pandemics are, hell will be worse.
The Christian, however, has the assurance of salvation and the hope of eternity because of the blood of Christ shed on the cross for us.
It is time to prepare to meet our God and end play – Church.
As followers of Jesus in 2020 will we be those who show and share the love of Jesus in the midst of this now-growing crisis?