Lock-down, self-quarantine, isolation, shelter in place, coronavirus and social distancing; we have entered into uncharted waters. |It all sounds like something out of a science fiction movie or from the twilight zone.
No one would have ever believed the current situation where everything from sports, to restaurants, to schools and churches have been shut down.
BUT the Bible is being fulfilled and we've heard it preached for years that this would eventually take place.
Luke 21:11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
11 There will be mighty and violent earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences (plagues: [a]malignant and contagious or infectious epidemic diseases which are deadly and devastating); and there will be sights of terror and great signs from heaven.
We are seeing a prelude of the coming tribulation. We are seeing a small glimpse into the future of what this world can expect to come. As terrible as everything is today, it does not compare to what is coming; this is a wake up call for every sinner, backslider and lukewarm church member.
Luke 21:26 a Contemporary English Version
26 People will be so frightened that they will faint because of what is happening to the world.
Sin has so infected this world until judgment can't be far away.
BUT for the child of God, we must not forget that it's EASTER and because our Lord lives we can face tomorrow! Easter means resurrection and we have a hope that is steadfast and sure.
During these fearful times, let us remember the words of our Lord:
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
Matthew 24:6 b
See that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass
, but the end is not yet.
when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh
Are you rapture ready?