It may be hard to believe but the fallout from our current pestilence (Covid-19) will be far reaching both in geography and calamity beyond what many might have thought possible. The consequences of our global unpreparedness in acknowledging and responding to this Coronavirus will wreak havoc on every nations’ population and lifestyles in both the short and long terms.
Our ‘new normal’ will include near and extended economic disruptions with possible collapse of different industries, fervently frustrated civil disobedience, government oppression of life and liberties, authoritarian restrictions, surveillance actions, religious group castigation, social group disruptions and family abuses in combination with isolation. There will be propagandized and politicized hypocritical blame and indifference at every level.
Many will be ‘on their own’ as never before. The pressures of new, different or unknown life altering choices can be lessened with spiritual strength that provides grounded perspective. A spiritual relationship reveals a powerful presence that provides a platform for us to recognize God’s ‘voice’ in his revealed truths that biblical end times prophesies warn us to be watching for.
I believe the world’s end times birth pains ‘labor’ moment (when the “water broke”) was the ‘2008 great recession.’ This was the first global event with worldwide repercussion in the era of the “Last Generation." The term Last Generation denotes the span of time from the rebirth of Israel as an internationally recognized nation-state (1948) up to and including Israel’s prophesied “Seventieth Week” (the seven year tribulation period). As God’s ‘timepiece’ Israel’s path to final recognition of Jesus as the Messiah started in 1948 and its reconciliation responsibility falls to the Last Generation.
Twelve years later we are locked down globally, experiencing the next painful contraction enveloped in the pandemic illnesses and deaths from Covid-19. Biblical prophesies foretell of coming future historical events rooted in God's purposeful planned revelation, for unbelievers around the world, to the person, nature and character of Jesus as the Christ/Messiah. The fallout consequences of End Times events are intended to be unmistakable for both believers and nonbelievers (in Christ) whose hearts are ready to heed His Last Days warnings.
One of the most intriguing elements of End Times prophesies is how little (or no) relevance they had for their authors. End Times prophesies were written prior to the second century and their formal canonization as 'books' in the third century (c.325, Council of Nicaea). Interested parties have had two thousand years to wonder, study and question End Times prophesies. With so many Last Days prophetic events destined to occur within the Last Generation we need to be ready for we are all part of this final generation.
Four significant events on Israel's path as a nation to recognition of Jesus as their Messiah, and as members of the “Last Generation” were:
1917 The Balfour Declaration (proposed establishment of a Jewish national homeland)
1948 Jewish/Israeli Statehood (internationally ratified and accomplished)
1967 Reunification of Jerusalem for the Jewish state and people (“Six Day War” victory)
1973 "Yom Kippur War" victory
Israel, as God’s "timepiece" now provides observers a straightened path leading distinctly from its 1948 rebirth, to Christ’s ‘Second Coming’ messianic return.
What can we expect in the near term having endured the great recession a decade ago and now struggling to cope with and survive Covid-19? Globally in the near term we should be prepared for:
· Economic recession morphing into economic depression in many countries
· Extensive worldwide unemployment
· Curfews, possibly Marshall Law
· Civil unrest as people ignore political/law enforcement directives, pressures and
· Heightened mental health crisis among all ages and groups
· Family breakdowns, harmful dysfunction and abuses
· Surveillance by facial recognition and GPS tracking of populations
· Political ideologue governments curtailing civil liberties
· A rise in nationalism and armed extremism, both internal and cross borders
· Racial and social discord
· Financial thievery
· Extensive corruption and fraud at all levels
· Doubts about integrity of every election held
· General lawlessness
· “Strong man” rule by authoritarian, fascist, and dictatorial governments
Be prepared. Mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. You can do this. You can survive the stress and struggle headed our way by understanding what’s happening, but more importantly, Why?
Join me for part 5, when we’ll start to examine prophesied events ahead with an awareness of their real time connection to us.
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