One, God said, “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; 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” (II Chron. 7:13-14).
Notice the words “no rain,” “locusts” and “pestilence.”
The drought in Australia has caused the smallest harvest ever recorded there; the locusts are spreading from Africa to the Middle East, India, Pakistan and China; and the Coronavirus pestilence is spreading from China to So. Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Italy (notice no rain, locusts and pestilence).
God’s solution is humility, prayer, seeking Him and repentance.
Concerning the Coronavirus, it should not be taken lightly. It is very dangerous (perhaps more dangerous than we know); the suffering and hardship are great. But obey God, look up and be thankful because there have been no deaths in the U.S. at the time of this writing (and 97% or so of the Chinese victims have survived).
Remember that the Jews that obeyed God by putting the blood of a lamb on the side posts and upper posts at the front door of their houses were protected from the tenth plague, and the 144,000 that will be sealed by God during the Tribulation Period will be protected from the plagues (Gen. 12:7; Rev. 7).
The gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church.
Two, there will be famine and a global economic collapse after the Rapture (Rev. 6:5-6).
It has been reported that the locusts in Africa are devouring enough crops to feed 35,000 people a day and the Coronavirus has millions of people shut up in their homes, not working and not able to pay their bills; factories, malls, restaurants and hotels closed; banks closing or being bailed out, etc.
On Feb. 24, 2020, the Dow Jones Stock Market lost more than 1,000 points.
God may be showing us what plagues can do, that His Word is true and that the need to accept Jesus is great.
Three, in 2001, Israel decided to build an underground high-speed railroad from the Ben-Gurion International Airport to downtown Jerusalem.
In 2016, the railroad was almost complete, and Israel decided to extend it to the Temple Mount and to build a railroad station there to accommodate visitors.
In 2017, Israel decided to name the railroad the King David Railroad because King David made Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
Israel also decided that the train station near the Temple Mount will be called the Donald J. Trump Station because Pres. Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The design work is now complete, and Israel will dig a 1.8-mile long tunnel under downtown Jerusalem (and the old city of Jerusalem) to the Temple Mount. (There is no information on how long this is expected to take.)
Four, according to the Bible, Israel will have silver and gold, cattle and goods in the latter years and latter days (Ezek. 38:8, 12, 16).
Israeli farmers and ranchers have been raising and selling cattle to the Palestinians. In Sept. 2019, the PA launched a boycott of Israeli beef.
The boycott has been settled and Israel will sell 120,000 head of cattle to the PA each month (more than 1.4 million head per year).
Five, according to the Bible, Jerusalem will have to be expanded to accommodate all of the Jews at the end of the age (Zech. 2:1-13).
On Feb. 19, 2020, Prime Min. Netanyahu announced that he has approved permits to build 6,200 housing units in two suburbs of Jerusalem.
Six, some are teaching that we are in the Tribulation Period.
God may be giving us a glimpse of the Tribulation Period, but we are not in the Tribulation Period.
The Church is still here, the world government and world religion do not yet exist, the covenant with many does not exist, people are not being forced to take the Mark, etc.
We are seeing a convergence of the signs, and they are a reminder that we are getting close.
Seven, many readers of Rapture Ready know who Jan Markel, J.D. Farag and Amir Tsarfati are.
Jan reported that she learned from Brent Miller, Jr., the producer of the movie, that a Lifeway Research study found that “98% of the church will not talk about the glorious news that Jesus will return any moment.”
Think about that: according to the Bible, the Rapture is our blessed hope and 98% of those that call themselves Christians don’t talk about it (Titus 2:13).
Perhaps that is why it will come upon the world like a snare, and so many Christians think prophecy teachers are fanatics.
Jesus is coming soon and most are not ready.