Never before our times could have such a thing as this happened. A virus takes hold and spreads throughout the world in a matter of a few months. The news and fear of the virus spreads in a matter of hours after its effects are communicated, but most do not understand what this means.
What does God expect from the believer?
And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? Matthew 16:3 KJV
Jesus said this concerning His time, but there was another time coming for which every believer from the time of the disciples wants to know.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:6-7 KJV
What is Jesus saying here? He is not saying that they should not know their times, but He is saying that what they are looking for is not coming in their time. The time that it is coming He had already told them about in His word, and it was not their time. But it is our time.
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (KJV)
You may not want to believe this, but you are living in the end of days for this age. It is these very conditions that have brought about what we are experiencing. As a believer your responsibility is to those around you in these times. You are to know that many will fall away during this time. You need to know what the scripture says concerning this time so that you are able to share your testimonies, with them. Yes, I said “Testimonies”, as you will have many. You are the light on a hill, do not let your light be hidden under the bushel. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. Then He gives His commandments. Love others, and to love God is already stated, “if you love Me”.
I love you and want you to understand your times.
Why did I title this the way I did? What is the pandemic that is much worse than this virus? This virus produces horrid results to those at risk. So what could be worse? The pandemic of fear that now exists within our society can be so much worse, consider right now should as many as 10,000,000 die of this virus, it would be less than (2 one hundredths) of 1% of the total worlds population. That of course would be horrible, but the death toll will likely be only a small fraction of that number.
The fear is over the unknown, and it is exacerbated by the news and Governmental response. These have caused business shutdown; a stock market crash, and more fear, which could ultimately lead eventually to economic depression. The depression if it comes will lead to far worse suffering for most of the world’s 8 billion then the virus ever could have created. And it is exactly this latter type of pandemic that could lead to the Tribulation of these times. You are to know the time in which you live. The pandemic, is it a warning of our times; is it a call back to God; is it both? Time will tell, are we aware of our time?