What Happens Next?

Many have been asking about what happens after this virus runs its course in regard to the end times. Good question. Let’s take a look at what the Word of the Lord says is going to happen. Revelation 13:1 states: “The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.”

The dragon, Satan, is standing on the shore of the sea waiting for conditions of the earth to be ready for what is about to take place. I choose this passage because it really speaks to what is going to happen in the near future. In order for the antichrist to rise to power, things on this planet must be ripe and ready for this man of perdition. The sea in this passage, is a tumultuous sea, powerful currents that are tossing waves and violent waters. This is a picture of chaos on the earth when he comes to power.

The reason Adolph Hitler was able to rise to power was that Germany was in chaos, economic conditions were volatile, poverty was rampant, jobs scarce, hyperinflation was making currency virtually worthless. People were desperate for a savior, and they got one in Adolph Hitler. I am not sure where the Antichrist will arise from, whether it is Turkey, Europe, Middle East or the US, we need to ever vigilant.

I do know one thing; the Lord is using the current crisis to bring new geopolitical alignments. Bringing nations, peoples, and places to a new normal in order to set the earth on the course for His coming. What that new normal is, remains to be seen.

I don’t know if the current COVID19 is the catalyst that pushes mankind to the brink of disaster, but you can readily see the panic that is happening around the world. There may be other plagues or pestilences far more powerful waiting in the wings that could cause the world to fall to its knees to a man who can provide answers, comfort, jobs, money, and safety.

Let’s continue to pray that God would bring this current pandemic to a screeching halt and ask Him to prepare us for the coming eventuality and make us discerning and wise. There are many suffering now, so prayer is the key in bringing many to Christ and healing to those affected by the current crisis.

Is the Coronavirus an End Times ‘Birth Pain’?

Here is my take on the current Coronavirus situation. It will subside and people will go back to their normal state of being as soon as possible. Yes, maybe even a new normal with some changes in how we live. Then, there will be a lull, until the next wave hits earth. This cycle will repeat with more intense peaks and less times of calm. Just like a pregnancy. Until the return of Jesus Christ.

In this year of 2020, we have already seen a massive plague of locusts strike the Middle East and Africa, the outbreak of the Coronavirus, fires in Australia continue, economic disruption, and travel curtailed worldwide. Fear and panic have gripped many.

Matthew 24: 6-8 tells us: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.”