You will agree with me that the bible is so full of the inspiration of the Holy Ghost to the extent of picturing the end time or last day and pointing out on God’s next move. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16.
It is not an argumentative essay that the world is gradually coming to an end, in short the end time is here and is getting nearer day by day, 2 Timothy 3: 1-5 also explains that better saying “this know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away”.
These are typical examples of what is happening in the world we are right now.
However, since the bible is the compendium of what is happening and what is going to happen, God have been able, in his infinite mercies to show us the way out or should I say how those in alignment with Him can survive this season rather than been afraid but been cautious.
Looking at what the bible said about the epidemics;
Starting with Luke 21:11 which says and great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
In January this year alone, about 24 earthquake were recorded in about 21 countries, while in February , nine earthquakes were recorded in nine different countries and for the month of March, 11 earthquakes were recorded amidst the fight over the epidemic coronavirus. In total 44 earthquakes in about 40 countries have been recorded so far this year and we are in the third month of the year 2020 with Turkey earthquake seen as the deadliest, recording over 41 deaths while the Jamaica earthquake had the strongest magnitude of 7.7 Mw.
Can we see that this is the great earthquakes shall be in divers places the bible is talking about?
Furthermore, 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 says “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land”.
Let’s begin this by examining the Australia Bushfire which began in June 2019 with several cases of uncontrolled fires which is also called black summer, the fire has burnt an estimated of 18.6 million hectares while at least 34 people lost their lives and an estimated of a billion animals have been killed and some endangered species may be driven to extinction.
All these could happen because there was no rain to curtail it since the fire service cannot handle the magnitude of the fire. Especially that of January 4th, 2020. But thank God for his mercy for sending rain.
Away from that, it was reported that hundreds of billions of locust swarm through parts of East Africa and South Asia which is seen as the worst infestation for a quarter of a country, threatening crops and livelihoods. These insects eat their own body weight in food every day, breeding so fast numbers that could grow in four hundred folds.
For the pestilence, we could see how a Virus called Corona has been able to successfully shut down the world including those that hold world power with Coronavirus cases of 486, 702 in over 200 countries, recording death of 22,020 while 117,446 recovered from the virus as of the time of publishing this article. Before this virus, there have been other deadly viruses like, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, rabies, HIV among many others.
Still examining that 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, after all have been said, the verse 14 which says If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Shows us the way out of this time of great tribulation.
This verse is literally telling us to retrace our step back to God and hand everything over to him by showing our weakness as man and Him as the sovereign God, acknowledging him in all our ways. This is the time to cry unto God for help, Jeremiahs 33:3 says Call unto me, and I will answer thee…
Also, we should stop all forms of indulgences and seek for forgiveness of God then He promises to heal our Land. Can you cry for MERCY!