We focus on Bible prophecy each week, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”
We are considered futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.
Does COVID19 have anything to do with Bible prophecy? Not directly. Indirectly it has rapidly accelerated expected prophetic trends.
For example, the Revelation predicts a contactless payment system utilizing a person’s hand or forehead. A recent article was titled, The Growth Of Contactless Payments During The Covid19 Pandemic.
The rise of contactless has been a key feature of this year, as the Covid19 pandemic merely accelerated what was already becoming more popular. With governments encouraging contact-free options to reduce the spread of the virus, the use of these payment methods has boomed.
There has been a 30% increase in the use of contactless payments since the outbreak of the pandemic. During the early times of Covid19 pandemic, it was observed that there was a sharp rise in adoption of contactless payments all over the globe.
It is safe to say that the future of financial transactions is in favor of contactless payments.
Another article reported, “What was previously considered future technology has been deployed ahead of schedule and is being refined with real-world data.”
The world of the future Great Tribulation will be a surveillance tyranny in which governments can track and control your every move.
COVID19 has people leaning toward sacrificing rights for what they think is the greater good.
Another article reported, “Even as the frenzy of emergency responses begins to subside, the emergent forms of surveillance that have accompanied this new normal persist. As a consequence, societies face new questions about how to manage the monitoring systems created in response to the virus, what processes are required in order to immunize populations, and what new norms the systems have generated.”
One researcher warned, “Moments of crisis often recast the roles of governments and the rights of individuals.”
COVID19 is not a pestilence predicted in the Bible. But it is accelerating trends that we expect from our reading of Bible prophecy.
We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church is imminent. It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will happen before the Great Tribulation.
Jesus will return in the clouds.
He will raise the dead in Christ.
He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies.
We will all join Him in Heaven while the earth endures one final seven-year campaign of severe evangelism.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!