Prophetic implication of coronavirus—Part III

It is amazing, AMAZING, how many conspiracy theories there are floating around the internet about the China coronavirus. There are theories about who started it and when; intricate explanations of why it was started; detailed accounts of what it is beyond a virus; and every day there are more and more such theories. People, do you realize what is in front of us here? Do you realize that it makes no difference whatsoever the who, what, where, when and how this happened? What matters is that it is here and we are living through it. It is both at the same time historic and prophetic. Latching onto every conspiracy theory that comes up is such a waste of time and energy when there are bigger issues.

Before you push the “unsubscribe” button because you are angry, let’s look at this another way. In Matthew 24:29-30, Christ prophesies: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” IF we are here to see that, are we going to sit around reading that this event is caused by some secret US compound in Fort Detrick controlling HARP, or some such thing? Does it matter? Or are we going to pay attention to what the Lord is doing?

Is our purpose during these prophetic times to be part of the rumors, and passing deceptions along to others? I know this is not going to be popular, but there will be plenty of time to speculate on what made this happen and who is at fault. We need to focus on the work at hand. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Be a testimony to your Lord and Savior. That doesn’t mean being a part of those who are deceiving and being deceived. We are in the midst of an extraordinary event. People are seeking answers, they are afraid and uncertain. The answer that will give solace, peace and comfort is knowing Jesus Christ. Instead of being concerned about the latest conspiracy theory, let us be about our Father’s work.

Matthew 25 is a continuation of Matthew 24 with specific suggestions of how to treat people and use your talents. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving drink to those who thirst, comforting the sick. Maybe because of quarantine, we cannot physically do these things. But the Word of God, the Christ, is food and living water. His word is clothing greater than cloth. It is comfort to the sick. Use your internet connection to encourage and equip rather than pass rumors and deception. Just saying. We have a higher calling. We should know how to behave in prophetic times. As is written in 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” LET’S GO!

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Bill Wilson