For Bible prophecy readers, a once-in-a-century pandemic crisis easily triggers anxiety, thoughts, and questions about end-time prophetic events. Is this the start of the end or something else? Here are some reassuring answers based on the Bible.
The COVID-19 outbreak is already considered a pandemic by some experts, like the 2009 H1N1/swine-flu pandemic. For prophecy students, it is even worse because the Bible seems to say “pestilence” is one of the signs of the end times. Or does it? What should you do if it happens? Discover a forgotten health tool for the flu that Jesus talked about but Christians do not much practice.
Does Bible prophecy tell us what will happen in 2020? Can Jesus come back finally this year? Or does a prophetic event have to happen first before end-time prophecies can occur? Learn the comforting answer of Scripture from someone who has correctly helped others know what not to expect now thirteen years straight. Plus, find out what tells us we are safe until at least 2026 from the “beginning of sorrows” that Jesus said will lead up to his return…
Jesus warned that end-time events would not only threaten lives but also believers’ faith. Everyone will struggle with knowing that God himself sent Wormwood, purging billions of lives including your left behind loved ones. Maintaining trust in God’s goodness when he looks uncaring or evil is an everyday challenge, but your life could depend on it when the end arrives. Strengthen your faith now by understanding that the “Good News” is only half of the story about God. Learn the rest of the story, the “bad news” about God that the Bible repeatedly shares but we all filter out, setting ourselves up for disillusionment. Strangely, the plot from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” shows how bad things fit into the purpose of life God has left hidden…
Most Christians assume they automatically qualify to escape the Great Tribulation by a “pretrib rapture.” But if that’s so, then who are the believers that the Antichrist beheads? Find out why God’s end times escape plan will require something few Christians have: sacrifice and faith. Learn how to fix that, be ready for the end times and escape it with God’s help.
Is the birth of a “red heifer” a sign or even an end time prerequisite? The Book of Numbers says that the ashes of a red heifer are required for the cleansing of the Levitical priesthood for Temple service. Given the prophecies about an end time Temple that needs cleansed priests, some Christians therefore herald each birth of a red heifer as an end time sign or precursor to the Third Temple and its altar. Find out what those saying this may be overlooking and also the surprising fine print about the 2018 red cow.
Most Christians assume they automatically qualify to escape the Great Tribulation by a “pretrib rapture.” But if that’s so, then why did Jesus command us to “pray for the strength to escape…and stand” as if escaping takes, not mere belief, but faith and action? Find out how God’s end-times escape plan will indeed require something few Christians have: unwavering mental strength to obey in the face of adversity. Identify which out of ten areas you are vulnerable in now so you can start working on them. This is the only way to not give in to pressure and disobey God’s difficult escape command in the end times like Lot’s wife did.
Believers hope someone can figure it out when Jesus is coming back and tell us so we know how how much time we have left. I was the same, hoping that the Bible had the timing hidden away somewhere there among all the many numbers in Daniel and Revelation. Yet the record of history shows that date setting calculations always fail. What are they missing? The key is to understand the purpose and limitations of Bible prophecy that Jesus explained but most date setters overlook. Learn how to identify manmade prophecies which always fail and how to correctly use end times Bible prophecy. Also, the dilemma of God giving me dreams confirming dates of my own for literal prophetic events!
Many think severe earthquakes are on the rise. Christians naturally wonder if this is what Jesus spoke of in the Olivet Discourse about the sign of “earthquakes in diverse places” preceding his coming (Mt 24:7). But are normal, scattered earthquakes like this a sign of the end? A reexamination of this passage is now possible to find out what type of earthquakes are indicated which completely changes the usefulness of these difficult words of Jesus.
Everyone would prefer a “pretrib rapture” to a “Great Tribulation.” Conveniently, Revelation 3:10 promises to keep “thee” from a global hour of testing for all on earth which sounds just like the Great Tribulation. But who is “thee”—believers today or of another time? The passage’s “audience” is what determines that or who the originally intended recipient of the message was. Ignoring the audience of Bible passages is a major source of false doctrine that deceives us and even puts us in bondage. You don’t want to keep transgressing this rule! Read on for three common Christian examples of misapplying audiences to help you to avoid that mistake yourself. Plus the answer to who alone was promised absolute keeping from the Great Tribulation…