“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e] is near, right at the door.” Matthew 24:32-33
Due to the global impact of the COVID 19 virus and the fact that this virus suddenly appeared, many people including myself are wondering is this a sign of the end times.
I am not an expert in the Bible for I have a lot to learn. However, I do believe the COVID 19 is a sign that God is returning soon. While this may not be the end times, we are surely closer to the end times than ever before.
Precursors of the end times
According to Luke 21:9-11 “But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. 10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers’ places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.”
These things are already happening and will continue to happen. A frequent occurrence of earthquakes in divers places took place in many countries including our neighbours, Haiti, Jamaica and Cayman. Now the world is experiencing a pestilence called COVID 19. While the COVID 19 is nothing like anything we have seen before, however, there were other pestilences such as Ebola and SARS
The COVID 19 took all of us by surprise, however, we should not be surprised as events such as pestilences must happened before the end times. According to Wikipedia, pestilence means “any highly infectious disease that cause an epidemic or even a pandemic.”
The End times
The end is not here as yet as confirmed in Luke 21:9 which states “ But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.” The fact that this COVID 19 has occurred is a sign that the end times are close and therefore we must be ready because the end times will be worse than COVID 19. This COVID 19 virus has given us an opportunity to repent before our time on this earth expires or before the end times reach. The good news is when the rapture takes place and you are born again, you will be caught up with God and you will not have to face the tribulation as described in Revelations 3:10 “Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.”
I believe the COVID 19 is a wakeup call to remind us that Jesus is coming soon. Even though this may not be the end times, don’t take life for granted. One thing for sure, is that the Bible is being fulfilled and Jesus will return soon. The writing is on the wall. When Jesus returns, be prepared. Don’t be unprepared like how many of us were unprepared for COVID 19. We were warned many years about a possible pandemic but took no actions. For years we have being warned about the return of the Lord. I believe our eyes are finally open now so don’t get back to your old ways when this crisis is over.