Global Pandemic 2020: Hope in Christ in a World at War

Who would have thought that the next Global war would not be fought with guns, tanks, and artillery? But here we are several months into the worst crisis our world has faced in my lifetime. Only this time the battle accoutrements are not swords but syringes, not gas masks but ventilators, not helmets but face masks, not iron shields but plexiglass barriers, not camo uniforms but scrubs and hazmat suits. The warriors are fearless heroes and soldiers on the front lines, yes, but they are doctors, nurses, CNA’s, EMT’s, RT’s, and the men in blue and red; all doing their best as they battle this pestilence while saving as many lives as they can. The battle rages, hundreds of thousands are casualties, and thousands more have fallen to the unseen enemy, Covid-19. May God’s protection keep them in this hour of trial.

Global Panic, the Rapture of the Church, and the Coming Antichrist…Some Thoughts.

Up front I want to say that I do not believe that we can know the exact day or hour when the Lord will call (rapture) His church to heaven (but we can know the season in which it will occur, (

1 Th 5:1-10), and it is soon. Please be aware the things written in this post have to do with the panic and upheaval of current life in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic spreading across the world. Adding to that, we must also realize that the worst of this pandemic may soon pass allowing life to return to a semblance of normal…maybe.

Now, concerning the coming Antichrist, it must be said that future and specific prophetic events in the Bible do point to a time when the world will one day turn their attention and allegiances toward a global leader. In order for that to happen, “something” or “some things” must occur that place the world under or within a dire situation that calls for a leader to rise with answers. The Bible refers so him in metaphorical terms as the First Beast who rises from the sea of world inhabitants (Rev 13:1) and the Man of Sin or Son of Perdition (2 Th 2:3). 1 John 2:18 simply refers to him as the Antichrist. Although many antichrists (false messiah’s) have come and gone throughout the church age, John, using a definite article, pointing to one that will come in the future, one they had all heard of. 

Interestingly, when speaking to the people of His day, Jesus made a subtle reference to the world rejecting Him, but freely following another. Here is what He said:

John 5:43 (NKJV) “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.”
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