Since the fall of Adam there has been diseases and plagues that have affected mankind. Even in our time there have been a series of diseases that have gotten the world's attention; from swine flu, to HIV/AIDS, to Ebola, and now the Corona Virus. The revelation of the effect and power of this virus has the world in a state of mayhem. However, what is God saying about it?
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
5 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
6 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
7 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Everything mentioned above can be seen in our time. There have been many false prophets and false Christs and many wars and rumors of wars. There have been famines and earthquakes in divers places; and there have been pestilences. These together are the sign of God's end time judgement. They are the beginning of sorrows.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
The truth that many fail to recognise, is that the world as we know it is changing and will never be the same. God has declared that He is going to press the reset button. He is going to refresh and bring the earth back to what He made it to be. Before He does that He must judge the world, and destroy what is already here. In those times, the cup of His wrath will be poured out upon not only the earth, but all that are not His.
Therefore, these sorrows that we have been experiencing are as it says, only the beginning. The book of revelation reveals that there are more sorrows to come (trumpet judgements) before even the church is raptured. So what is God saying to the world and the church?
End-time judgements are signs of the coming of Christ. Knowing that we are in the beginning of sorrows, allows us to know that Christ is on His way, nevertheless there are many things that must happen before He returns.
The Corona Virus, is one of the pestilences attributed to the beginning of sorrows. It is a virus, that you cannot see with the natural eye, and many of its attributes mimic the common flu. Nevertheless, it is potent and deadly.
The truth is, we must look to the Children of Israel as a type to understand what God is doing. Contrary to popular belief, the church will not only endure the beginning of sorrows, but all the trumpet judgments to come in the book of revelation. Even so was the Children of Israel in Egypt, and were affected by some of the plagues, and not by others. Nevertheless, the Lord kept His people throughout all the plagues. Why is this so, because these plagues came to judge Egypt, not Israel. To Israel they were signs of His power, and confirmation of His Word, but to Egypt they were the wrath of the true and living God, and a revelation that Israel's God was God.
This is the same mentality, that the church must have. God knows how to protect those that are His in times of mayhem and trouble. This does not mean that we might not be affected but we must judge where our hearts really are.
The sons of God should not respond to this virus the same way the world does. The sons of God have bypassed death. We are here on a mission, to reconcile as many as we can from the wrath of God to come. We are appointed to suffering and many sons have passed on to glory through sickness and diseases. However, our focus should be: "Is our soul right with God?".
Many of us have become consumed with taking precautions for the virus. I am in no way saying that we must be presumptuous, but I am saying that we must examine, the truth about the matter.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
There is no one that can die before the time they are appointed to. This may be by the Corona, or it could be by cancer, or a car crash, or simply old age. Thus, it behooves us to be more concerned about the disposition of our souls rather than the Corona Virus. I may escape the clutches of this virus, and end up in a car crash. None of us will escape the time that God has ordained for us to leave this earth, so we must examine; "Why are we so frantic?". Let me deal with a mindset here.
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
We must examine whether this is truly our disposition. The sons of God should not fear death; however, the reason that fear comes is always because the soul is not right with God.
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
The only sign that we are walking in the perfect love of God is that we are walking as Jesus Christ in the earth today. We must love God and man. We must love righteousness and hate all sin and iniquity. When we are here, then we will have boldness in the day of judgement. When we are here, we will always have a protection covering, so that we can fulfill our purpose here on earth.
God will send some of us into the heart of these Corona areas to heal the sick and to raise the dead, and we will not be affected. Nevertheless, some might be, as a testimony of righteous suffering and a hope beyond death. In whichever God has appointed you to, are you ready? Are you ready to endure the will of the Father, whatever it may be? Or have you planned to protect yourself by your own means?
Judge this day whether your heart is truly right with God, corona or not, because we must all be judged according to the deeds done in the flesh, not according to what took us out.
This is the word of the Lord.
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