As the Coronavirus Covid-19 strikes the nations with some nations having deaths of more than 1,000 a day, the talk of the End Times among Christians with Jesus coming anytime becomes very hot. I believe Jesus is not coming back anytime soon, although the season of His coming back is very near. The Coronavirus will end because this is something not new for the Spanish Flu killed many, and the world moves on but it changed the world. This is a very dark Easter with so many deaths and the virus comes in the night killing many so quickly. But as Believing Christians standing on the finished work of the Cross of Calvary this Easter and not on our own good works, we have an assurance of true faith that we will be with Christ that even if we die today, we will live in eternity with Christ.
Some people of faith even blame gays, and they may not be that wrong that someone should be sacrificed to appeased some angry gods. The sinners however are not gays but people of faith even mainline Christians worshiping pagan gods who are but fallen angels. But Covid-19 is not caused by the God of Israel, but Satan. When the world voted against the God of Israel in the UN in Dec 2017, so is the covering of God against darkness lifted. And all the nations will suffer even Israel because redemption has not come. Eg if the earth’s electromagnetic fields decline, we will be exposed to dangerous rays. But these rays had been there all the time just that we were protected. This is a fallen world. The virus has always been there but the nations have made a mockery of God’s grace and tumped His Holy City.
There is no 7 years tribulation after rapture. Just as in the days of Noah, they all died in the day of the Lord when the flood came. No 7 years tribulation. Which means if Jesus came back today, the grace for salvation and the door to heaven will bang shut and the whole world destroyed in a blinking of an eye.
Why does God allows this? for we live in a fallen world belonging to Satan. God does not have any right to intervene unless there is a legal right eg when we pray in jesus’ name ie standing on His finished works at the Cross. When the nations of the world even the church hierarchical voted at the UN to divide Israel into half in Dec 2017, they also bought a countdown where the protection of God is taken away universally and all are impacted and not only nations who voted against Israel. When we as a world ask for Israel to be divided, the hand of protection against grave pestilence is removed.
The verse oft quoted Mat 24:36 where it says no one knows the exact moment that Jesus is coming back is often taken out of the context of the preceding and subsequent verses. It tells a very different story. It says that there will be a lot of warning of the season/events surrounding Jerusalem that Jesus is coming back, but when He does, it will bring the end very suddenly at a time and hour no one knows. The message is that ample warning and indications will be given just as in the days of Noah. But when judgement comes, the door to heaven will be shut very quickly. You can’t enter anymore. So the day of decision is today, this hour, not tomorrow, because the day of the Lord is an instance in time. You either belong the Jesus or to the principality of this world.
Matt 24:32:33 Now learn from the lesson of the fig tree: As soon as its twings 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 is near, right at the door.
Matt 24:34-35 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Matt 24:36 But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son but only the Father.
There are five incredible truths to see the season, to see a grace period, but know that the end is surely coming, and it comes not in prolonged events but in an instance. Thereafter our confession no longer matters for the gate is shut to the Ark which is Christ and judgment delivered.
- Jesus is coming back anytime, there is no tribulation period thereafter the Day of the Lord.
There are so many liberal Christians who likes to quote no one knows when Jesus is coming back, perhaps even not come back, and we should not predict the date but be co-creators to create a “new heaven” on earth as little Jesus!, but matt 24:36, is not about prediction but a dire warning. Because the coming will be in an instance. The door will be closed shut without waiting. There is no time to ask Jesus as Lord and Saviour, no time to repent during any sorts of tribulation (because there is not going to be one after the Day of the Lord), for the door will bang closed in an instance and judgement begins and ends. it is not the good works we have done but whether we are in the Ark which is Jesus Christ. Everything is going to end in an instance and a new Heaven created.
2. Why does no one knows the exact date?
The bible (Mat 24:34) only gives a maximum time limit of one generation when the rose bud on the fig tree of Israel. The clock is set for a maximum 120 years or maximum of one generation but could happen at any time once started.
For example when a person is born in Singapore, we wouldn’t be able to tell exactly to the hour when he or she would die. However, it will be a lifetime and the bible calls the period 120 years old. Ie a person born today will most certainly die 120 years later although the exact day and hour no one knows. But the person will surely die. The person may even die a few months old due to childhood diseases.
The person theoretically could die any time, but the average life is 80 to 90 years old and not 500 years. So is the return of Jesus, the season known. Why the long period of an entire lifetime because of God’s Grace. When Jesus comes again, the door will be shut to the world. Only those who believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour will be saved and not the whole world.
3. The trigger point is the fig tree and the rose.
The fig tree is Israel, and the rose budding is Jerusalem being re-born again as the Capital of Israel. Nearly the entire world condemned Israel and US, when US moved her embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The vote at the UN was almost 100% against Israel. And that was the sign of the nations stopping the return of Jesus Christ. For they know it is a final trigger to the End days and the last generation.
The rose bud appeared in 1967 when Jerusalem came back to Israel. But it was not the Capital of Israel, and it was split with the Temple location being occupied hence could not be rebuilt. So the trigger for a 120 years countdown started in 1967. And 50 years later, Grace (5) x Complete (10) ie complete grace, is 2017 when Jerusalem was announced as the capital of Israel by the US. So we have lived in a time of grace where the Holy Spirit led charismatic revival came around the world for the Holy Spirit comes out of Jerusalem when the Jews entered Jerusalem in 1967.
There are a number of preachers who talk about rapture in the day of the Lord for Christians and then 7 years of tribulation for those left behind. This is not biblical for the Matt gave us another reference, the days of Noah. The flood just came and they all died in an instance except those on the boat. A 120 years Noah preached about the flood yet no one listen. So when the flood came, there was no 7 years after the door the Ark closed. They all died. This is what is going to happen. There will be no Third World War, and it will be relatively peaceful and people will be drinking and merry making but suddenly it comes and that will be the End.
And so the End time generation is the 120 years time frame to 2067 to 2070 when the End comes.
4) Tribulation is not what you think
The preaching that 7 years of tribulation will come to the World under the Anti Christ after Christians are raptured is not biblical nor consistent theology. Why, because the world and the nations already belongs to Satan. Why would there be tribulation against your own? which achieves nothing.
However, there will be tribulation before the day of the Lord and it will last not 7 years but 70 years from 2017/2020. The 7 years is but God’s completed works (7) x Perfect( 10) = 70 years after not the day of the Lord, but the rose budding in the fig tree ie Jerusalem becoming the capital of Israel in 2017/2020. The tribulation is by God’s work.
During this period of the last 70 years ushered in 2017/2020, the new temple will be rebuilt and peace will be re-established in Jerusalem, not the peace that the some had hoped for to divide Jerusalem again, but a united Jerusalem and all her ancient enemies called into account for killing the tens of millions of Jews. It will be grave tribulation for many anti-Israel nations present and the past including Rome, Persia and the Ottomans. The trumpet has sounded.
5) Christians will go through tribulation
Christians will live through this tribulation of 70 years against the nations of the world by the God of Israel. And this tribulation will impact Christianity. For during this period, the God of Israel will separate the wheat from the tares. It will accelerate the decline of churches whose worship is the Sun God, and the Mother and Child deities, and the churches who denies Jesus as God, Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit will be removed from them in judgement. The tribulation is not the persecution of Christians but
- The fall of the mainline churches, Christian right occults (eg Mormons), churches who don’t believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and the church hierarchical who has corrupted the Word of God. The attendance will fall and churches will be in demise.
- The judgement upon the Christian Church where the sins of the church will come to the light and the message of the Gospel no longer heard because the churches have grown in love of power, money, fame and blame gays for the sins of the nations where abortions, adultery and pagan worship prevails.
We live in the End Times, and the trumpet calls out from Jerusalem that Jesus is coming back, and that there will be peace in Jerusalem against her enemies who has tried to undermine her for the last 2000 years. For the Holy Spirit of God is being removed from the nations and many unbelieving churches just as He was removed before the flood came.
For the first 50 years of 120 years, was a period of grace of mighty Charismatic revival whilst the mainline and the Church hierarchical remains a powerful base for Christianity . For the next 70 years, will be a period where the Holy Spirit is removed from many places, from many unbelieving and mainline churches who will fall even nations, but the winds of revival will be like a mighty wind for those who caught the Holy Spirit of God to bring massive revival of Gospel salvation. There will be revivals like the world has never seen.
And so we are at the edge of history, it is now nearing 2 days from AD70 (destruction of Jerusalem), to AD 2070 before the 3rd day where the church will rise up to the heavens and the earth becomes the New Heaven. AD 2020 may be the start of 70 years of incredible economic downfall, collapse/demise of nations against israel, the fall of the mainline churches and massive Holy Spirit led revivals.
The End of Coronavirus will come soon perhaps within 4 months the world would have reopened again for business and travel. It will not be something that will destroy the world for if the end of the world in the flood is a guide, they were all out rejoicing and merry making before the end came and not in quarantine in their homes.
The End will come but not today and not because of any wars or diseases. But when the Day of the Lord comes, it is the End for the world and the spiritual entities who will be thrown into the eternal lake of fire but the start of the new Heavens for Christians who accepted Jesus as God, Lord and Savior hence gaining eternal life not by works but by grace and grace alone.
The End of the World is not today but today is the time of decision for there will not be any second chances when the time comes. Eternal life is not like buying”insurance” for we paid nothing, but a declaration of whose we belong to. It is a relationship with Father God reconciled, a return to God in Jesus Christ. Jesus becomes our friend and Savior nor longer just a distant creator God. Jesus did not die metaphorically as taught by many liberals, but He chose to suffer, be crucified and die so that He could rise again because there was no other choice for grace and salvation to come into our lives in acceptance of this sacrifice. Just as in the days of Noah, we merry make so much yet not knowing that tomorrow without Christ, we may be in hell and we will wonder what had happened?
Matt 24:37-39 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing of what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.