China’s coronavirus is a revealer of prophetic events, perhaps a type and shadow of what is to come. We have seen just how small the world is. Humanity is globally connected in this 21st Century. What happens in China can determine what happens in Ohio, or even in a small rural community in Africa. We can see how quickly devastation, panic, economic disaster, sickness and death can occur. If it gets worse and worse, we could see how nations can rise up against nations and how famines and wars could quickly develop. The tighter food and medical supplies become, the more likely the love of many shall wax cold. Neighbor could turn against neighbor, family member against family member. This is prophetic.
Christ warned in Matthew 24 and Luke 22 about events leading up to his return. He said in Matthew 24:6-8, “And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
He goes on to say that many shall be offended, there will be many false prophets that will deceive many, the love of many shall wax cold, and in verse 13, he says, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
In 2005, I documented in my book, Warshod: Living Victoriously in the End Times, that in the previous 100 years, smallpox killed 300 million people, and influenza millions. In 1918, for example, a worldwide flu epidemic attacked about 20% of the global population, leaving some 50 million dead, 675,000 deaths in the US. Do you not think that those who were alive then believed the end times were upon them?
Interesting that one of the three main theories of the origin of the 1918 flu virus is China.
In a 14-year period from 1991-2005, I documented that earthquake frequency had increased 88%, and that in the 1900s, 165 wars and tyrannies contributed to 180 million deaths—100 million attributed to communism. This was a 125% increase in war-related deaths over the previous century. Famine follows war.
Many scare-monger preachers may be trying to say that China’s coronavirus is one of the bowl judgments in Revelation. It is not. Read your Bible. The bowl judgments come AFTER the beast (antichrist) has taken control in the last 3 ½ years of Jacob’s Troubles, commonly referred to as the Tribulation. We have not seen such a figure as yet. We can, however, through this virus example, see how the entire world can be impacted by a single event and how a leader might arise.
Our response—First, as Christ said, do not be deceived. Second, this is an opportunity, not to place blame and be angry, but to show the love of Christ to others. Bond together. Help one another. Pray for one another. Have empathy. Do not fear.
There are several aspects of the China coronavirus pandemic that have prophetic underpinnings. It certainly is a type and shadow of an end-time pestilence, which could result in a great famine, as prophesied by Christ in Matthew 24:7, “…and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places.”
Since this coronavirus has been on the radar, there have been some 33 earthquakes in California, Oklahoma, Tennessee, the Carolinas, New York and Maine. But when we are talking about the specifics of prophecy, it is not about America. It is about Israel. We need to remember that. Yes, prophecy affects America and vice versa, and you and I, but it is centered on Israel and the return of Christ.
Unpacking coronavirus prophetically takes a discerning heart. Let’s look at when coronavirus began accelerating from its origin in China, and the events that were impacting Israel at the time.
My friend, White House Correspondent Bill Koenig, has kept track of events facilitated by the US that impact Israel for decades. In his book, Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel, Bill has mapped out every recent president’s attempts at divvying up Israel to foster peace in the Middle East. He has found a pattern. Within 48 hours of a president initiating a peace plan that divides Israel, a natural, economic or political disaster hits the US. President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is no different. When it was announced, Bill and I wondered what event would be triggered.
Remember when George W Bush and Ariel Sharon forced Israelis from their homes in Gaza? Katrina formed up in the ocean.
Bill Koenig has now documented:
- Coronavirus begins to spread in China–December 31;
- Trump-China trade deal signed at White House–January 15;
- Trump-Deal of the Century presented with map at White House–January 28;
- Forty minutes after President Trump posts his “deal of the century” map on Twitter for his 71.8 million followers, the Miami, Fl., financial district was rocked with a 7.7 earthquake–January 28;
- The coronavirus expansion begins worldwide–January 28;
- CDC confirms first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in US–CNBC– January 31.
This is not intended to criticize the President. He is doing a good job. These are just the facts—examples of how prophecy and humans interact.
There are a lot of conspiracy theories, fake news, and just plain lies being circulated in cyberspace that foment fear, paranoia, and anxiety. Isn’t it enough to look at this global issue from the facts?
Yes, this is a prophetic event. It is showing us just how fast your freedom can be shackled. It demonstrates how quickly the world can be locked down in response to a crisis. This China coronavirus is no less than a type and shadow of things to come, and only time and events will tell if it is more than that.
- Watch carefully for leaders arising out of the Middle East, especially from Turkey and Iran.
- Study Daniel 8, Ezekiel 38-39, and Matthew 24.
- Don’t get caught up in the wild-eyed claims and conspiracy theories—they are only there to deceive.
- Be wise. Take care.
- Show the love of Christ as your testimony. Remember, you are still here and you will be until the Lord decides to remove you.
As Christ said in Matthew 24:13, “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”
You are washed in the blood of the Lamb. Do not fear!