I have heard this statement often: If you will prove to me there is a God then I will believein him. I made that statement myself in years past, in my searching days: If I could just have some proof. Well, there are some very evident proofs that there is a God.
My mother bought me a Bible for Christmas in 1976. I was home for days off from my aviation job in northern Canada. I was opening presents under the tree on that morning as a 21 year old. I was a young man on a mission to be successful in my aviation career, had worked hard to get my aviation ratings. I took out my first personal bank loan to pay for my schooling and now I was actually getting paid to fly airplanes. I opened the one present and it was a leather bound Bible that my mother had wrapped for me. I sort of laughed a little because I was not expecting that kind of a gift. However, I took that Bible home to Saskatchewan and started reading it. The Bible proved to me there is a God. I discovered that it’s really all you need for proof there is a God. However, you have to read it seriously.
We are living in a dangerous time. It seems like things about our great western empires of wealth, prosperity and freedom are beginning to crumble. Is it real or imagined or is it another normal up and down of normal civilization cycles? I am very convinced from my study of the Bible, the Scripture, that we are on the threshold of something very big to become fulfilled, something prophesied about or predicted in the Bible. The Covid crisis is big and it is global; it is changing the world every day. The Covid crisis is pressuring the world into a global community faster than anything we have ever experienced before in history. There have been many global pandemics in history but this one, though thus far less severe than most, the global economic fallout from it is appears to be the most devastating of them all.
The last great pandemic that affected the entire world was the Spanish flu that raged across the world 100 years ago, right at the end of WW1. The symptoms of Spanish flu was so similar to Covid 19 that one might think they were the same. The Spanish flu started out as a very flu like virus. There were hard-line media censors around the world on account of WWI which restricted critical pandemic information getting to the public. Thus the Spanish flu got a big advantage before there were deterrents or controls in place by health organizations. The World Health Organization (WHO), which we hear so much about today in our present pandemic, was created out of the Spanish flu pandemic. The world recognized the need to have a global organization to set policies when pandemics appeared. It was called the Spanish flu because Spain was not subject to the media censorship at the time like other countries, so news started coming out of Spain about the new virus hospitalizing and killing people. The deaths from the Spanish flu were more than all the deaths caused by military conflicts of WW1. The second wave of the Spanish Flu was more deadly than the first. The first wave attacked mainly the elderly and health compromised. The second wave attacked young and old alike. The Spanish flu started out like flu but then attacked the lungs with pneumonia symptoms and fluid buildup in the lungs causing difficulty in breathing. This resulted in death for almost 50 million people. Please note that today we have much better oxygen therapy and overall better medical systems than they did in 1918.
The Spanish Flu was devastating to countries around the world but they got through it and so will we in this present pandemic. However, what I want to point out is where we are today is going to make history in a different way than the Spanish Flu.
One proof of the Bible is how so many prophesies were fulfilled exactly as written centuries ago. For example, Christ’s coming into the world the first time was foretold exactly when he would come, how he would come and many details about his purpose for coming. Today with computer technology, it can be determined to the day, from details in Old Testament prophesy, what date Christ died and even that there was a full moon the day he died on the cross of Calvary. It was prophesied in the Old Testament that he would be born of a virgin mother, that he would be betrayed by Judas and be sold for 30 pieces of silver. Do you see that the Bible proves that it is a book of divine origin and authorship? The facts of the first coming of Christ all being fulfilled exactly as prophesied are proof there is a God. In light of this, we should heed everything that is written in it. And there are many more prophecies that have come to pass. We are fools if we disregard the Bible. Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
If God described in detail in His Word everything about the first coming of Christ, then we need to give heed to what He says about the second coming. I think this present pandemic is getting the world ready for the second coming of Christ. The first time he came it was to die for our salvation. His salvation has been offered for 2ooo years but the next time he comes it will be to bring judgment to the world. As I understand it, something has to pressure the world into doing things never seen before on a global scale before he comes. Something must pressure the world into using a one world currency that is prophesied in Scripture. It says that in the tribulation times that the population of the world will need to receive a mark in their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell. We read this in Revelation, where it describes a global program at some point in the future where everyone will be required to receive a mark in the right hand of forehead in order to buy or sell.
Revelation_13:16 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation_13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Fifty years ago it was unthinkable that something could be implemented to control buying or selling around the world. However, today, with modern technology, we see how it can be done. The data we now use on our credit cards will be somehow planted into our skin and will be required by everyone in order to buy or sell. I believe the fallout of the Covid 19 pandemic lock downs will bring catastrophic consequences to the economies of the world in a few short years. My advice is: Get a Bible and learn what it says about what we must do. The time is short and we must not be negligent to learn the truth. John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [Jesus Christ] shall be saved.
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