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.
Surprise: Global "Pestilence" Before The End Begins
I have a confession to make. After decades of near-daily study on end time Bible prophecy, writing a book, hundreds of articles, and receiving a few dreams (I think) from God with revelation on the end times I did not see this COVID-19 disaster coming. It surprised even me (or especially me, as I will explain below) To a non-believer, that admission would probably sound bad. Yet, studying prophecy does not make you a prophet, psychic or know-it-all. You're limited to what prophecy reveals, which certainly does not include every global crisis that humanity will experience.
The tricky aspect, in this case, is how there is one global pandemic described in prophecy and it is placed after the end of civilization (Lk 21:11). There is no global pandemic before that on the roadmap (the 4th seal/Pale Horseman does describe pestilence in general but not any specific or global event). Thus, I assumed we would not face a pandemic like this before we enter the final seven years. I did not believe the warnings of many scientists that the world could end by a pandemic or even that a pandemic was sure to happen again. I did not think we had enough time for that to play out.
Yes, I had studied the 1918 Influenza pandemic that killed perhaps around 100 million. Yet it seemed to me like modern medicine and public health systems prepared us to keep anything as severe as that from ever happening again.
So I am just as surprised as most of you were to find myself in this once-in-a-century type of crisis impacting and changing all of our lives. After I got over the shock, I began praying about what it means. (I may add to this article when I feel strongly I have an answer on that.) Note that I do not wonder or worry about, why it happened or what's next. But that's just me as you'll see below.
Frequently Asked Questions/Fears
As the virus proliferated in the United States, so did the number of people to my website with their own burning questions. I have seen or answered each of the following questions multiple times on Facebook and my website over the past weeks. Here are the top ones with my answers all in one place.
1. "US Economic Collapse Soon?"
Doomsday prophecies regarding the US economy were last popular during the Great Recession. They have been absent ever since Trump took office in 2016 when the current stock market and economic boom took off. COVID-19 stomped on that trend. In March 2020, all the post-election stock-market gains were erased. Layoffs began because of the social distancing restrictions and closures. Unemployment is climbing and recession is also being talked about, and some say it has already begun (although the official definition requires two consecutive quarters of decline to be declared). Then add to this the $2 trillion stimulus bill bringing the debt to the highest levels since WWII can sound like trouble. Every American already knows the national debt to be some ungodly number per person.
Despite how it looks, I can say with certainty there will not be a collapse because Revelation 18 describes America ("Babylon the Great") as the dominant economy making the merchants of the world rich and who weep over the loss of all her wealth when she burns. The end of America is by fire (in a single hour), not by gradual economic malaise.
2. "Will Trump still be Re-elected?"
This question comes up for two reasons. Most of my readers like what President Trump is doing and want to see him re-elected. As well, I am on record in a previous article expressing my conviction that Trump will be re-elected, back when he looked unstoppable because of the great economy and enthusiastic conservatives.
But now, in addition to the economic downturn from COVID-19 social distancing, Trump has been widely criticized by experts for mishandling the US response. These kinds of issues factor heavily into prediction models for elections. As such, it does not look quite as likely that Trump will be re-elected as it did before.
Again, I'm not a prophet, but my conviction remains the same that Trump seems to be the long-awaited provocateur needed for the Arabs to launch their final and quite suicidal war on nuclear Israel. That's why I think he'll be re-elected, regardless of how his chances look now or from one news cycle to the next.
I could be wrong. If I am, I'm left with no answer for how or why the Arabs will instigate a war with a nuclear power...
3. "The Great Tribulation is soon..."
Thankfully, the Great Tribulation cannot come as soon as some have been imagining during the pandemic. The Great Tribulation (5th trumpet - 7th trumpet) does not come until after Wormwood hits (6th seal - 4th trumpet). Wormwood has not happened yet.
Before it does, the end of Damascus must come along with other related things like the Third Temple and the global publication of the Good News of the Kingdom (Mt 24:14).
4. "OK, then this is the Beginning of Sorrows..."
Nope. I've seen a few people claim this on Facebook. Fortunately, Jesus gave enough details to identify what the "sorrows" (or "birth pains") are (Mt 24:7-8). They include earthquakes all over the earth at once along with global famine and global pestilence starting with cataclysm coming from space (Lk 21:11). Obviously, we have not had all that happen in modern history, and we will not until a semi-collision Wormwood brings it all upon us.
5. "Rapture Soon?"
If you are new to my website, you may not know that I do not find the mainstream, popular "imminent, pretrib rapture" in Jesus' words. I see him describe a rapture-like gathering into the sky from everywhere on earth "after the tribulation" (Mt 24:29-31=Mk 13:27).
This explains why there have been thousands upon thousands of rapture date theories in history that always prove wrong. They are missing the prerequisites to the rapture that Jesus stated. The pretrib rapture theory is based on many misunderstandings like what "no man knows the day or hour" means. Be sure that it is not coming next or even soon—at the earliest, in 2030!
6. "Ushering in Mark of the Beast (COVID-19 Vaccine, Stimulus Checks)"
This is another current prophecy theory that exists only in a vacuum outside the fundamental framework of end-time prophecy. The mark of the beast does not arrive until the Antichrist and False Prophet come and decree it (Rev 13:16-17), and they do not come until the Great Tribulation (see above). Thus, you cannot take the mark today or before the Great Tribulation. Further, Revelation indicates you cannot take it by accident or unknowingly, hence the five months of torture by locusts unleashed when the mark is rolled out to help adoption (Rev 9:5).
7. "Tim, is it really the end times now/What else has to happen?"
As you might guess after reading the answers above, the answer is no, it's not even the "end times" yet. Daniel spoke of the "end-time" (Dan 12:4,9-10) as the final 7 years of his "70th Week" (Dan 9:27). We can know this is the same as NT prophecies because Jesus referred in his Olivet Discourse (Mt 24) to one of Daniel's key events from the 70th week, the abomination of desolation, (Dan 9:27=Mt 24:15) as something to look for.
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All the bad stuff that destroys civilization in the end times cannot come until at the beginning of the end time when the Gospel of the Kingdom goes out worldwide (Mt 24:14). That will not happen until we're in the 70th week which is a sabbath year cycle (7 years ending with a sabbath year).
For the full end-time events list including everything that must happen before the end times starts, see my book Know the Future or my support team's Simple End Time Event List.
8. "COVID-19 is ushering in New World Order (NWO) (global currency, digital tracking, new restrictions)"
The surprising thing is, there is no "NWO" in Bible prophecy. There is a Beast ("Antichrist") who rises from the Abyss and subjugates the world with the False Prophet after Wormwood destroys civilization. He presents himself not as merely Christ, but as God himself (2Th 2:4), coming to save the world from that crisis, without even a peace treaty before it!
Note, this happens suddenly after a global cataclysm, not gradually, nor through some erosion of privacy, personal rights, and freedom like is happening under COVID-19. While it may be accurate how the conspiracy theories or "insider leaks" indicate that "the powers that be" have such plans and are actually making progress on them, that does not mean they will succeed or that is our destiny. What will succeed is what Bible prophecy says: the abyss will open and a spirit trapped there will inhabit a body and take over the world.
When that happens, the COVID-19 pandemic will probably be just a memory.
9. "When Will Elijah Appear?"
I've been hearing this question more than ever lately!
The third and final Elijah comes when we need his leadership to announce the safe place and gather us to it (Joel 2:32) along with his warning and instructions on repentance (Mt 24:14=Mal 4:5-6). Again, this has no relation to the current, pre-end-time crisis.
At this rate, the earliest I expect to see Elijah is 2022.
Elijah will not go by the name "Elijah"
Note, since writing the main Elijah article, I have come to realize and cannot emphasize enough that identifying Elijah will not be as easy as an impressive godly man coming along with the name "Elijah." For example, a reader wrote to me from Africa:
Here in Tanzania we have already a man claiming that he is ELIJAH promised in Bible. What about it?
There have been hundreds of people like this in history. There are always several walking the earth at any given moment as this correspondent testifies to. Many have written to me personally claiming they are Elijah. (One repeatedly emphasized how tall and muscular he is, seemingly to think that qualified him?)
Note, Elijah the prophet comes in the power and spirit of Elijah, not the name of Elijah. In other words, the minute someone claims they are Elijah, they are not him, but a charlatan. I say this with confidence because John the Baptist never called himself that and denied it when asked (John 1:21) even though the angel told his parents he was (Lk 1:17=Mal 4:5-6). The hard truth for us to hear is that when Elijah comes it will leave some doubt in our minds whether he is the one from God spoke of to Malachi or whether he is from God at all. It will take discernment and not something as simple as a miracle-working man who goes by the name "Eli." Start praying (Lk 21:36).
10. "Manmade Virus/Planned Crisis/5G Cause?"
If only I had a dollar for every time I see someone in a video or comment claim the coronavirus is caused by the 5G rollout...or was planned by Bill Gates so he could make money off the vaccine...or is all to force a vaccine on us (which is the mark of the beast).
Psychologists say that people are attracted to conspiracy theories because our minds have trouble accepting that something so big and terrible such as a pandemic like this can have a simple, natural explanation. Something evil and big must have something evil and big driving it, we reason.
Here I will plainly admit I'm not an expert on genetic-engineering, vaccine development, or 5G cell phone signals and at the same time will also point out to you that the people who are repeating these theories are not all experts or authorities, either. I'm not the person to ask, nor are they. If you do not consult an actual (preferably credentialed) expert on these matters, you are likely to get unreliable, potentially harmful misinformation (people who fear 5G is causing COVID-19 are already burning down 5G towers). Remember, social media reward users for sharing sensational, absorbing information, not boring, accurate information, and is not making the human race better in the last days as Paul predicted.
Personally, when I researched whether this was a manmade virus, the conclusion of leading scientists was that no one would engineer a virus like this based on the simulations used that would indicate it would fail. Likewise, the code of this coronavirus is new and not copied from any existing viruses. The expert consensus then is that this really did come out of nature, just as experts have been warning would eventually happen again (1918, SARS, MERS, swine flu) as we continued to interact with animals the way we do.
But, hey, my expertise is not in viruses but in end-time prophecy, so don't listen to me on this; go to the experts on this one.
If you did not see your particular question or fear addressed, check out my previous article on common end-time fears and concerns.
Next time I hope to expand this article by addressing what this pandemic means for us and how best to handle this with Biblical wisdom. God willing.
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Joseph, already it’s happening where they reopen, it spikes. China locked down 100M people again. The cure is needed to end this cycle and defeat Satan’s best bioweapon.Reply
If you are still suffering from insomnia, do this:
In the morning, view the sunrise without sunglasses, even if it is cloudy (infra-red still comes through the clouds). Preferably without shirt and shoes. But if not possible, then spend as much time (but at least 1/2 hour) outdoors before 10 AM and get sun in eyes (don’t look *directly* at the sun but some angle off it) and on as much skin as possible. (I wear nothing in my private backyard.) You gradually get acclimated to longer times in the sun so don’t overdo it in the beginning.
This sets your circadian rhythm and for melatonin to rise after sunset.
When outside, no glasses or sunglasses. Spend some time during the day outside. Barefoot if possible.
When sunset comes, no bright lights inside. Use red light or bulbs that don’t emit the blue light spectrum (which keeps you up and fools the body thinking it is still daylight and kills melatonin.) Use blue blocking glasses and blue blocking software for your computer screen and mobile phones. Don’t take laptops and phones to your bed.
After a couple of days of doing this you will find you get sleepy around 9 PM or so and sleep better as time goes on.
Ever since the invention of the light bulb 140 years ago, people shifted to living indoors and out of the sunshine. Many sickness and diseases are a result of LACK of sunshine. Add in the electrical grid, nnEMF amplifies sickness and diseases.
The LIGHT of God sustained Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Once Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden, gradually they lost the life-sustaining power of God’s light. The created sun itself had to take over and God eventually created the digestive system to be able to process the photons from food. See the 1st and 2nd Books of Adam and Eve. (I do believe those books to be true. Nothing seems to contradict the Bible there. And I think it may answer the question about whether Adam and Eve repented. And you find out why the three wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to infant Jesus. ) However, the sun is the primary provider of photons directly and health begins with your light environment, not food.Reply
Hi Tim,……..I am wondering how you, or any one will actually recognize what Jesus looks like, when he returns? Many have claimed to be Jesus returned, even now on the Internet. But unlike past Characters of the past who have been photographed, or posed for portraits that were painted by Artists, how will any one alive today recognize some one from 2000 years ago whom they have never seen?Reply
Hi, Jim! 🙂
I’m not Tim but I do have a clue for you:
— Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
— His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.
— He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.
— And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.
— From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
— On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
This is what Jesus is going to look like at Armageddon on the day of his return. Do you still think it’s possible that we’ll miss him? ;-))
Your argument is reasonable: Trump could be the long-awaited provocateur needed for the Arabs to launch their final and quite suicidal war on nuclear Israel.
But another possibility is Trump isn’t re-elected and someone (maybe not even Biden if he’s forced out) is elected who is very dovish and maybe even anti-Israel. Those characteristics aren’t hard to find in the Democrat Party today. What if someone of this nature assumed the Presidency, dramatically curtailed US military presence around the world, and basically says that Allies are on their own, including Israel.
Some say weakness attracts aggression. Such a dovish outlook might inspire Israel’s enemies rise?Reply
I know you think the end is a few years away but on that note how long do you think Christians will be on earth? Are you pre-, mid-, or post rapture? (I personally am post) Amazing articles and always love the good read!
Thanks so much!
I started to think while reading this that America Babylon is going to be one of the first events coming sooner than later and we won’t even be part of this and times play most of us. Lots of astronomical stuff happening and predicted to happen in the next 12 months that have to do with fire.Reply
Tricia, many have thought America would fall so many times based on feelings and news but I do not see this until Wormwood appears in the sky. And it will appear suddenly out of nowhere.Reply
I have been a pre-wrath rapture believer since 1980. A lot of the mountain churches were many years before then. I personally do not see the wrath of God until the 7 bowls of wrath. Almost every pre-wrath believer I run across now believes the 7 trumpets are included in the wrath of God. ( I do not believe it but they make a pretty good point that angels and what takes place does not look like it is man made destruction) However that would make the wrath of God 1 year or more and I don’t see Bible for that. I see it as you that it is a 10 day period. I do not believe their trumpets are the wrath theory but how do I with scripture shut that theory down quick?Reply
Ken, what comes to mind is that it never says the trumpets are wrath; it’s just an assumption since they are bad. Revelation 15:1 says the bowls are the wrath of God and filled with it (Rev 15:7). That’s good enough for me. It’s good to remember when God’s wrath falls, it ends things. The wrath on Sodom destroyed it. The bowls are separate from the trumpets therefore the trumpets cannot be wrath, too if it does not also say they are.Reply
Greetings again Tim & Co., There has been a lot of speculation about the COVID-19 vaccine being a preparation or “test” for the mark. One of the near future possibilities is a requirement of that vaccine for any travel out of country. How do you think that will affect those of us who are praying/preparing to possibly come early – 2022 – 2023 to the place of safety – as you have also talked about? While I don’t believe the vaccine will be the mark itself, it is a possible way of “tracking” our every move. I know and trust in Yehovah’s protection during this time but wanted to know your thoughts as He continues to unfold His plan for us to “Escape All These Things.”Reply
Ron, I just know and have seen nothing will stop God’s plan from coming to pass. Also, God does not give commands that cannot be followed or “no commission without provision.” It’s important to cast out fears we get such as from the news every day by reminding ourselves of the truths in God’s Word like these.Reply
Contemporary English Version
The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you keep calling out to me for help? Tell the Israelites to move forward.
Contemporary English Version
The king will think you were afraid to cross the desert and that you are wandering around, trying to find another way to leave the country.
New International Version
But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.
Do you think the vaccine for the corona could be the mark? Do you also think we are pushing toward the tribulation starting in like a year? Would love you to hear back!
What is your take on Bill Gates quantum dot and his vaccine? Many believe this is the mark I don’t know how to digest that I’m on the fence about it.Reply
Tim, are you familiar with the illuminati’s or NWO plan to have a fake tribulation in the first half of the tribulation ( the first 3.5 yrs) to actually “make” people thing we are in “great tribulation” – the last 3.5 yrs of the 7 yr tribulation?This goes along with project bluebeam and the “aliens” scenario. The covid virus also goes along with this? Any thoughts? Kinda ties into rev. 6. People will think its the great tribulation when it is really just the “beginnings” of the birth pangs. And thoughts?Reply
I agree with Tim on “seeing” this virus coming–I didn’t see it either. However, in some circles, others have already been anticipating a monetary collapse to occur sometime between 2021-2022. The repercussions of this virus (ie: government(s) response by shutting down the economy and permanently destroying components of the supply chain) have only pushed this process along. In any case, A monetary collapse and a depression are just what’s needed to create the perfect environment for war—>Can we say Psalm 83/Isaiah 17 Middle East nuclear war?? In the short term we can look forward to increased commodity prices, an economy worse than the great depression, and a peak of war/violence in the Middle East.Reply
I have read through this article as well as the article speaking on why the serving coming can’t be this year. Do you think that it could possibly be sped up? Or are you still sticking too at least 2026?
Justin, no changes since the timeline is based on Sabbath year cycles that do not move based on the news.Reply
Folks this is just 911 but in every city of the world. 911 was a test for the globalists to push their agendas and it started in two cities New York and Washington DC. And what happened thereafter, 20 years of war, patriot act and a host of other losses of liberty for American citizens.
Fast forward 20 years and here we have a media induced frenzy just like we had the months following September 11 2001 causing panic and fear among every person on the globe. What the actual ramifications the globalists are planning is yet to be determined. But be assured that we will find out in the next few short months.
As far as the end, the Gospel still has to be preached to all Nations as it was meant to be heard, Damascus still needs to be destroyed etc…. Take it as it is…another push by the globalists. They have started every major war in the last 150 years by playing both sides. They control our money, they control our banking, they control 95% of the resources on this Earth, they control the MEDIA (stop watching the nightly news it’s just garbage).
Corona virus is just a distraction to what they’re really planning, just like the bombing of the twin towers was a distraction, just like the bombing of Pearl Harbor..etc etc etc.
Now I don’t know if there will be a NWO prior to antichrist as the Bible doesn’t really mention one but it doesn’t mean that satan’s minions can’t make a power play like they’ve been doing all along.
They are getting bolder though….and the world unfortunately lets them get away with it….
Is there any significance to the world population meter about to hit 7,777,777,777. I know 7 is God’s number of completion but I’ve read how many are believing something BIG is going to happen when that number hits in the next several hours. Is there any weight to this new supposed end times theory.Reply
Grace, it’s not in the Bible but is an invented prophecy theory which has come from the mind of man not God, so….Reply
I think this coronavirus is definitely being used as a monetary or political gain for something. I recently found out that deaths are being fudged by the media and the CDC because it is officially says on their website that they can use the coronavirus as a cause of death, even if something else was. The media is going to town on this and purposely scaring people into believing cases of death that are actually something else. The death rate went down from 2.2 million, 80 thousand to 60,000. I’m not sure about you, but something isn’t right about these numbers.
Secondly, it known by doctors that vitamin C is helping people recover from this virus in China and it is working here too by a couple of hospitals. But guess what? The mainstream media (Fox News, CNN, Google and Facebook) labels this as “fake news'” or an “unproven” remedy when it clearly is helping people get well. There also have been whispers of a mandatory vaccine or vaccine certificate from the White House and it really makes me wonder….. Is this somehow connected to the digital ID program “ID 2020”, a population control measure by Bill Gates who has talked about reducing the population or something more sinister related with drug companies? I’m not saying this is completely right, it’s just food for thought on this whole thing. But I knew the media was hyping this up from the beginning, as they always do during times of crisis like this.Reply
Cristina I agree with you…we’ll just have to wait and see what the globalists have in store…I’m sure it will be a doozy. They are so freaking obvious I’m surprised the world doesn’t see right through them. It’s no wonder the Bible says the world will follow antichrist blindly. I’m seeing it here first hand in the flesh, well we’ve seen it before with 911 but I digress. Anyway stay safe. And God Bless.Reply
I’ve been reading about the comet, and the asteroid set to fly by this month. Many consider it to actually be wormwood is it?Reply
Logan, Wormwood is not even in this dimension yet or we’d see it being the size of a small planet.Reply
So what’s the hype with asteroid 52768? Which is called 1998 OR₂ that is projected to safely fly by April 29th many believe this will hit us causing immediate destruction. When wormwood hits would we know or will it be a surprise?Reply
Logan, Wormwood comes out of nowhere but is not a complete surprise since God’s prophet warns people to repent before it.Reply
Hi Tim. You say above … “Yet it seemed to me like modern medicine and public health systems prepared us to keep anything as severe as that from ever happening again.”
Our modern medicine and health systems are focused on treating “modern” and, mostly preventable, diseases. They are not designed to treat or prevent a “wild” virus which spreads with apparent ease.
Modern health systems, or at least the one I am most familiar with in Australia, are predominantly based on prescribing one or more drugs which come with side-effects from somewhat mild, all the way up to death. Around 230,000 citizens are admitted to hospital each year as a result of drug side-effects*. “Modern health” is not an exact science by any measure.
I don’t find it surprising at all that health systems across the world are struggling with this. It doesn’t fit the usual “sickness” profile these systems are designed to deal with.
In any case, I appreciate your candour and ongoing willingness to share your findings and revelations. I encourage you to continue to post informative articles as they really are like a lighthouse – helping people to find their way to Biblical truth among the ever increasing tempests coming our way.
With these death tolls and all of the stats it seems like the end could be here now? According to the article you’re still sure we (Christians) will be alive on earth for at least 5 more years. Are you still 100% sure on this?
Would love a reply!
Bart, yes, sure. Death tolls much worse happened in 1918 (and other years) and that was not the end either.Reply
Hello Tim! Reading your , ‘epistles’ is always a source of joy and hope in these times that try men’s souls. Your writing s are a type of oasis in this desert of a world. ??Reply
I guess i’m not understanding why this new pandemic has taken so many by surprise??? There have been Plague all throughout the centuries from BC to now. Most of them are not Biblical prophecy ? correct? So why is everyone thinking this is the end?? or leading to the end times? sorry I just don’t understand it.Reply
Tina, the last plague of that kind was 1918 Influenza, not in our lifetime, not in the last 100 years. We tend to think with our science and medicine advances since then, we are safe from it…or we do not think about it at all.Reply
Hello from England
Whether Trump is elected or not, [I think he still will be ] only through the U.S.A with the U.N can the dividing of Gods land, Israel be achieved. When this happens the U.S.A ‘s petro dollar will collapse and yes this will affect the whole world but some nations are better prepared for a return of the gold standard or a new world currency. America will not be able to pay for all it’s military and many other things, the non Americans will go back to there own countries, leaving a sinking ship, in this weakened condition Russia and it’s friends will take there chance and attack. I love America and am sad of it’s end time Babylon status.
The coronavirus certainly is creating a lot of fear and anxiety and its usually at times like these that drastic measures are taken by fearful, but also by those with malignant intent who would quickly move to impose their own form of slavery on humans. The mark of the beast is a mark of ownership, if nothing else. I’m thinking America may well survive right up until the very end and here’s why I think that.
In Revelations chapter 16 ends with the final plagues from God and that He remembered Babylon and gave her a cup filled with the wine of the fury of His wrath, which we know is fulfilled in the fiery attack by the beast with nuclear weapons. God puts His thought into their head to carry out His judgement of Babylon.
Then John adjusts the focus and zooms up close to reveal some details of Babylon’s identity and what happens to her after the beast she’s riding suddenly turns on her. After that close up, John zooms back out again and the next thing we see is heaven standing open and Jesus is riding a white horse with the armies of heaven following Him. He captures the beast without much of a fight as well as the false prophet and finally seizes the dragon and tosses him in to a chained existence. Then begins the thousand year reign of Christ.
I think America will help Europe impose an economic mark on the rest of the world that we, in America, may be exempt from for the simple reason that we have a much worse fate in store a few years from whenever the mark is imposed. Also, even though many of the plagues that befall those with the mark are intended to punish those with the mark, if America doesn’t suffer the plagues, then that might be seen by the world and particularly the beast that we are the cause of those plagues and may be a secondary reason , next to God’s own ‘thought’ to launch a thermo-nuclear attack on the only country not suffering any plagues.
If America is the woman riding the beast and the ‘beast’ is the one imposing the mark, it never made much sense that the ‘beast’ would mark its own rider. Well, that’s my thought anyway. It also fits in nice with my thinking that the rapture occurs right at the moment the first missiles land.
Chapter 19 indicates the great multitude preparing for the wedding feast…
Mark, Yes, there is a Babylon remembered and judged at the end. That’s because Babylon is dual and Jeremiah 50-51 talks about the Mother and Daughter Babylon, or the UK, and US.Reply
“The hard truth for us to hear is that when Elijah comes it will leave some doubt in our minds whether he is the one from God spoke of to Malachi or whether he is from God at all.”
You scare me when you say things like that.Reply
Blaze, yes, it is scary how hard this will be. Thanks for your honesty.Reply
Tim, though I am also remembering you saying years ago that he will be hard to miss if we’ve been following this for awhile. So I wonder how I could not know. Then again…anyways. Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:12
.Economic Divide .Pandemic Mystery Babylon.
Connect the dots?Reply
Blaze, I did say that and I was not wrong that he will be unmissable with his Good News published in every nation, yes? However, over the years I’m seeing the reaction of people to unexpected doctrinal teachings and how it offends and makes them say what the Pharisees said about Jesus “This man cannot be of God he is a sabbath breaker…sinner” (John 9:16) which was not untrue, he did break Sabbath and defend his right to do so (John 5:17; Mt 12:5-6,7-8). I predict Elijah will have doctrines that go against Christian culture and offend many causing them to reject and miss him.Reply
I think you should do an article on this topic, and make sure you include the multitudes of Believers who also believe conspiracy theories (Gates, Qanon, 5G, etc)Reply
Bryan, yes I have an article planned already for May on all the new ways I see Elijah as missable while unmissable.Reply
Confused…was relieved at first because you say so many things still need to happen before the mark of the beast etc….then you suggest eveything could play out over the next decade beginning just two years from now. I’d call that imminent!Reply
Jason, the rapture or even the mark may not be imminent, but yes we’re in the decade now and the sorrows will be coming too soon now.Reply
tim, is there any plan on doing an updated/9th edition/expanded version/final version of your book ‘know the future’? as you have stated in previous articles we may definitely be in the decade window 2020-30 for things to come to a possible end including a jubilee year. sure wish you would imo. I have 2 prior versions but insights and events are coming into more clarity now and i’m sure I would not be the only buyer. thoughts/comments? thanks!Reply
Michael, it’s an excellent idea and the book deserves an update with all my insights of the last nine years, but I am busy with my next book now and blessing its development. Maybe after?Reply
I find it strange that you would not make a study of this COVID thing to understand it better.
Any extrapolation you make regarding end time events are seated in the actual things happening now and how they are related to the various role players in th end time events.
Yes, I agree that there are a few things yet outstanding to finally usher in the actual end times. But making known that you have little knowledge of the COVID pandemic leads me to conclude that you may be making conclusions on less than informed decisions.
By understanding the mechanisms of this pandemic, decades of research into diseases, how this pandemic might be related to 5G, the actual mechanisms of 5G, the role of FAKE news, fearmongering and totalitarian control, you might adjust your conclusions.
Wouter, seriously? I didn’t say I did not study, I said I’m not an expert on viruses! Google or Facebook do not make us experts. I think a lot more people should confess when they are not experts on things they are not, rather than repeating BS they heard (like you are by saying “this pandemic might be related to 5G”).Reply
Hi Tim, I bought your book a few years back and am on your mailing list. I approach all predictions with trepidation but I cannot overlook a book that was issued 1700 years ago [even under dubious circumstances -council of Nicea etc] and filtering away all the ‘fluff and dandruff’-one can’t help but notice certain allusions. I like the way you approach the subject and I like your balanced comments above [CT and 5G etc]. It is with con CERN that I began to notice more and more the push by our esteemed leaders that they may indeed be letting the genie out of the kettle. Question: Why do the ‘leaders’ who appear to be a cabal, have to announce their plans in advance. Is that some rule under God which allows it to exist as their plans are all obvious and plain to see. Finally, what is your opinion on shamanism. Has it any validity. queue Janism etc. Thank you for your excellent contribution in helping mankind wade it’s way through this sea of mud and help restore vision and hope to a rapidly dwindling society and value.Reply
What a great comfort and relief your words are to God’s people. There is nothing too great for you. May God pour out His abundant blessings to you and family and keep you all safe and blessed in Jesus name.
Great article, Tim. Very well written, as ALWAYS!! Like Helen above, blessings and kudos to you and yours for dealing with the issues folks get entangled in, in such an effective manner. Keep it up!!Reply
Dr. Thomas Cowan must be watched.. he said the test kit for Covid has deceived us. The test is called a RTPCR kit and it s a broad spectrum test. So it could also be flu and the test will show it’s Corona. A virus by definition is the cell that’s sick and that excretes exosomes which the test kit pics up. Sadly the basic flu will also show up as Covid19.it is the lie to propagate a pandemic.. this really needs to be seen… Be blessed everyone.Reply
Alec, I already watched him and he sounded irresponsible then I learned he has a history of that https://4patientsafety.org/documents/Cowan,%20Thomas%20Samuel%202017-05-10.pdfReply
I would like to use your own words to point out something:
“As I have studied the Bible over the years, I have found more and more that for the difficult questions and mysteries of the Bible (and in life), the majority is often not correct. The answer is among the fringe.” From https://escapeallthesethings.com/earthquakes-in-prophecy
I have a Doctor friend who had a similar case brought against her and she is actually on the terrorist watch list… because she was healing her patients instead of prescribing them the medically accepted pharmaceuticals. Contact me for more details or to be introduced. Be the Fringe you write about.Reply
As the scriptures say, in the last days, many will become offended. I am personally not holding my breath on the current brand of liberalism being bandied around bringing any form of true liberty – it has never been more appropriate time to be a “maverick” as right now. It is easier to hide behind a keyboard . We shall see ..Reply
Re:#6, I have been studying Rev. 9:4-5 and wondered about the tormentors that sting those that have NOT the seal of GOD in their foreheads. Would that be the unsaved and/or those with the mark of the beast? Or would that be the saved(weak ones) that sprang up then withered? Still studying but saw your view in #6 that made me re-think and add weak ones to possible ’attackees’. I had previously viewed this passage as the locusts went around tormenting the Christians but it says those that are not sealed by GOD in their foreheads. Is it differentiating between saved Christians and the 144,000 that are “sealed” in their foreheads? Which would imply that all get tormented, good and bad, except the 144,000. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks, bobReply
Bob, everyone without the seal of God (the 144,000) is subjected to the mark of the beast through torture. It has nothing to do with whether someone is saved or not. You can still lose your life if you’re saved, right?Reply
If all without GOD’s seal, ie those with the mark and those without the mark, are tormented by the tormentors… why would anyone accept the mark? This passage is not clear as to whether accepting the mark will protect you from torment. We assume that accepting the mark will alleviate the torment, but it does not say that here. It does not say those sealed and those with the mark are exempt, only those sealed by GOD in their forehead. Therefore I conclud all else would be tormented, the whole world less the 144,000? If so, then getting the mark will not stop the torment…correct?Reply
Bob, you’re right it does not spell it out. I think it’s intended (and safe) that we infer if A) the mark and the locusts are released at the same time, and B) if the locusts do not kill but only cause pain for five months then C) that the purpose of the torture is to get people to take the mark instead of just killing them all so that Satan has more living slaves. D) Therefore once someone takes the mark, their torture ends and this will be accomplished for everyone on earth (not under God’s protection) within 5 months.Reply
Thanks for the update Tim, I needed to be reminded that the only true source I can rely on for answers is in Christ thru the Holy Spirit and seeking first “His Kingdom and Righteousness”! As we joy in the various trials and testing of our Faith it will produce endurance that we must allow to come to its completeness so we can be mature lacking nothing! 1 Tim. 2-4 I’m reminded of an old song we used to sing; “Oh Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and Holy, tried and true,- And with thanksgiving I’ll be a living sanctuary, for you.” While this may be a time of preparation for the things yet to come, God prepared His hidden Wisdom in a mystery, predestined before the ages, for those who truly love Him. He now reveals those things by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God! 1 Cor. 2: 6 – 10. Blessings and prayers for health, strength, and endurance that “We may be able to escape all these things.”Reply
Hi Tim Thanks for everything you are doing. Do you think we have a second wave of the virus now things are opening back up. Joey BReply