Beat the Coronavirus Pandemic Fears With Biblical Wisdom

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.

Is this novel coronavirus COVID-19 from Wuhan, China an end-time event or fulfillment of end-time prophecy? Yes and no. Let's look at two related prophecies and see where they fit in time.

Pestilence Prophecy From The Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24)

The first prophecy to examine is from the Olivet Discourse:

Luke 21:11 (HCSB) — There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and plagues in [all] places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven

This passage was explained in my Seven Prophecy Pitfalls newsletter and the part where I talk about how the pretrib doctrine of imminency is contradicted by the Bible. Here's an excerpt from it:

Likewise, in the Olivet Discourse Jesus declared to his listeners that many things must yet happen including wars and rumors of wars and yet the "end was not yet" or “won't come right away” (Mt 24:6-10; Mk 13:7-8; Lk 21:9–11). After those prelude events, he said only the “beginning of sorrows” would finally commence with earthquakes, famines, and pestilences. Luke 21:11 adds the additional detail of terrors and great signs from heaven to the rest of these beginning sorrows. Together they well summarize the 6th seal of Revelation which describes an indisputably yet future time when all these things significantly begin to happen at once (great earthquake, all grasses burned up and one third of the sun blocked resulting in famine and pestilences). This aligns the “beginning of sorrows/birth pains” with the future 6th seal through 4th trumpet preceding the Great Tribulation at the 5th trumpet.

Therefore we will not see the prophesied global plagues until the 6th seal (which is caused by Wormwood's passage). Thankfully we can be sure that this prophecy will not be fulfilled anytime soon. If you're not sure about this yourself then I encourage you to check out my book, Know the Future, where this is shown using a literal interpretation of the Bible with clear and simple English.

Pestilence Prophecy From Revelation's Pale Horseman of the 4th Seal

The next prophecy we will look at is the 4th seal or the “pale horseman:”

Revelation 6:7-8 (HCSB) — 7 When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!”, 8 And I looked, and there was a pale green horse. The horseman on it was named Death, and Hades was following after him. Authority was given to them, over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.

The four horsemen are decidedly not easy to figure out. There is only a verse of description about each and they are vague at that. Yet with wisdom, they are understandable. The next step to solving this puzzle is, believe it or not, to skip it. Move on to the more verbose and clearer prophecies of the 6th seal and seven trumpets and get them settled first. Those global catastrophes from space are unmistakably in the future.

Eventually, you can prove that the Great Tribulation begins at the 5th trumpet (Dan 12:1=Rev 12:7-17=Rev 8:12-13=Rev 9:1-6,11-13). That being the case, the 1st seal cannot be the future Great Tribulation as is commonly assumed. If the first five seals do not have to be tied to the future, then it is possible they are already past. The vague descriptions we have for them do fit several trends in history that continue to this day. Jesus outlined these same trends at the beginning of the Olivet Discourse where he said to take heed no man deceives you. These trends include:

  1. False religions in Christ's name Catholicism and its daughters (Protestantism, etc.), deceiving many (Rev 6:2=Mt 24:4-5)
  2. Belligerent ideologies that are responsible for most wars in the last two millennia, such as Islam and Communism (Rev 6:4=Mt 24:6)
  3. The economic slavery of the masses by the policies the rich and powerful have created (Rev 6:5-6=no parallel)
  4. “Death and Hades” (Rev 6:8) = ?

Therefore like the rest, this fourth horseman also fits a trend that began in the past, sometime after the first three horsemen. It describes the increased deaths that we have already seen in history from man's growing influence. As knowledge has increased man has made advances that have increased his negative impact on Earth. Man's weapons are more effective resulting in more casualties of war. Famines are caused by many factors mostly having to do with man's sinful nature—not just a shortage of rain. The same goes for plagues. It is said that the Jewish people did not suffer from the Bubonic Plague because of the health and quarantine standards they follow from the Old Testament. All of these problems compound together. It is no coincidence that the worst pandemic of the last century was in 1918, the last year of World War I. Fatigued soldiers in trenches and other close quarters gave the virus the perfect environment to spread and take the stressed population down.

In other words, if this current flu outbreak is a fulfillment of any prophecy, it fits the historical trend that the Bible predicted with the 4th seal.

Did Man, God or Nature Cause Viruses Like Influenza?

Plagues have been with us throughout recorded history. Yet for most people in their short life experience, these events are the first they have seen. With no frame of reference or understanding of history, they entertain some pretty wild conspiracy theories about why they are happening. Some think man has engineered these viruses. Others say these viruses are God's judgment. The most probable cause is less terrifying than either of those theories.


In many ways, the wisdom for how to control your anxiety over the flu is the same as the wisdom I gave in my last newsletter for confronting economic crisis fears. You must be a student of history. If you are, you know that economic crises are a natural part of the cycle of life. Likewise, cases of flu happen every year and cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands annually. Even flu pandemics are not new. We have had three influenza pandemics in the last century alone:

  1. 1918: 50-100 million people dead
  2. 1957: 2 million dead
  3. 1968: 1 million dead

We can even recognize plagues from up to 400 years ago as influenza. But even 1918 was long before genetic engineering was invented, and that was the worst of the last three influenza pandemics. Of course, I cannot rule out genetic engineering as a cause. But if the worst pandemic we know of was before genetic engineering was invented, it casts doubt on the genetic engineering theory or whether genetic engineering should be feared more than nature.


As for the idea that this is a judgment from God, we must remember that God's judgment has a narrow range of meaning. When it happens, you do not have to wonder if it was God or not. When fire and brimstone fell on Sodom killing everyone, it was obviously God's judgment. When rain fell for the first time in history to bring a global flood according to Noah's warning, there was no mystery about who caused it. When the ten plagues fell on Egypt, even Pharaoh's magicians finally had to admit “this is the finger of God” (Ex 8:19). In the future, when Wormwood brings the end of civilization, prophecy tells us everyone will know God is behind that, too (Rev 6:16).

Unlike those events, there is nothing supernatural about an economic crisis or a flu pandemic. We can find similar events in history and explain them from natural causes. This may sound like common sense, but judging from the conversations I have had with people since the Great Recession of 2008 and SARS and MERS pandemics, it is not obvious to everyone. They cannot discern the conspiracy theories or false prophetic words out there that ascribe these natural events to diabolical men or spirits.

This is no doubt because we are all at different levels of growth and coming from different experiences. What is common sense to one is news to another, especially the young and inexperienced. When I turned 40, I finally understood the truth of the expression, “life begins at 40.” It seems like it took me that long to learn how to navigate around enough of the scams, pitfalls, unwise choices, dead ends, bad habits and wrong belief systems in the world that stand in the way of consistent success and happiness.

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Why Pandemics Are Rare

Of course, even without God's or man's help, the coronavirus can still turn into a pandemic and kill many as virus outbreaks of the past have done. But you should know that it is highly unlikely it ever will. Biologist Paul Ewald explains why in an interview with Esquire magazine:

They think that if a virus mutates, it's an evolutionary event. Well, the virus is mutating because that is what viruses and other pathogens do. But evolution is not just random mutation. It is random mutation coupled with natural selection; it is a battle for competitive advantage among different strains generated by random mutation.

For bird flu to evolve into a human pandemic, the strain that finds a home in humanity has to be a strain that is both highly virulent and highly transmissible. Deadliness has to translate somehow into popularity; H5N1 has to find a way to kill or immobilize its human hosts, and still find other hosts to infect. Usually that doesn't happen.

Therefore it is difficult for a virus to be both deadly and highly contagious. If it kills its victims effectively it has a harder time spreading to new victims. This should be kept in mind as you listen to the media reports on this and future flu pandemics.

Coping With Viruses Naturally Without Risks of Vaccines

Did you notice the decreasing trend of fatalities from influenza pandemics of the last century? Improvements in medicine have diminished influenza's impact. Back in 1918, vaccines were primitive at best, there were no antibiotics or mechanical ventilators so even simple infections killed people (which is typically what kills influenza sufferers, not the virus). Thus, despite the population of the world increasing, with modern medicine and technology, flu pandemics have taken fewer lives. This realization alone should reduce our fear of the flu.

In China, the standard of living and health care are at a lower level than in the developed world. In general, the poor eat less healthily and have less access to medical care. This is another clue for us on how to not be a victim of the coronavirus. If you can afford to, it would be a good idea to invest in better foods and supplements to boost your health, especially those that protect and strengthen the immune system (like garlic and zinc). There is much information online for what works in this regard if you do your research.

What about vaccines? I am not an anti-vaxxer, however common sense says before putting it in your body, you ought to first know the risks and benefits of that particular vaccine. Besides the fact that vaccines are expensive, the last time there was a swine flu breakout, the vaccine killed more people than the virus did. Time Magazine has an article mentioning the mistakes of the past swine flu outbreak of 1976.

Dr. Russell Blaylock had firsthand experience with the 1976 outbreak in which he refused to take the vaccine. Here is his story.

I was in the military during the first swine flu scare in 1976.

At the time it became policy that all soldiers would be vaccinated for swine flu. As a medical officer I refused and almost faced a court martial, but the military didn’t want the bad publicity. Despite the assurance by all the experts in virology, including Dr. Sabin, the epidemic never materialized.

What did materialize were 500 cases of Gullian-Barre paralysis, including 25 deaths—not due to the swine flu itself, but as a direct result of the vaccine. At the time President Gerald Ford, on advice from the CDC, called for vaccination of the entire population of the United States.

Today, some 33 years later, we are hearing the same cries of alarm from a similar lineup of virology experts.

The pharmaceutical companies are busy designing a vaccine for the swine flu in hope that this administration will make the vaccine mandatory before another vaccine-related disaster can ruin their party.

And as before, a number of equally qualified experts are calling for calm, based on a number of carefully conducted studies. To no one’s surprise, they too are being ignored by the media and government planners.

According to science reports, this current strain of flu is H1N1. It can be forcibly inoculated into pigs, but it has been shown not to spread among the pig population. This means that the danger of a swine-based epidemic is small.

There are several strains of this flu virus however, including H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2 and H2N3. What the science has shown is that when the virus passes through the pig, it becomes less virulent—that is, it is less likely to cause serious disease in people. With each passage, it becomes even weaker.

Since this is not the answer that the pseudo-scientists wanted, they next announced that it is “possible” that the pigs could be infected with both the bird flu (strain H5N1) and the swine flu (strain H1N1), resulting in a mutant, highly virulent strain that could lead to a pandemic.

Note this is pure speculation and that no scientist has ever performed this trick. It is purely hypothetical—like global warming. CDC virologists claim that in the past they performed a similar virological trick, but they never published their results and thus have kept the data close to the vest.

In science, especially medical science, speculation is taboo. But, politicized scientists perform this bit of smoke and mirrors all the time.

So, you may ask, "What about all the people dying in Mexico?"

Overcrowding, poor nutrition and overall poor immunity, all of which are indigenous to Mexico, are a certain prescription for death from almost any infection. [Note that despite 46 cases of this very same flu in the United States there have been no deaths. This is because Americans, comparatively, have better nutrition and medical care.]

Like SARS and bird flu before it, this swine flu scare is a lot of nonsense.

Just take your high dose vitamin D3 (5000 IU a day), eat a healthy diet and take a few immune boosting supplements (such as beta-1, 3/1, 6 glucan) and you will not have to worry about this flu.

By the way, speaking of supplements, I've been hearing again about megadoses of Vitamin C. They say it is effective in fighting viruses like flu and COVID-19. Megadosing C was promoted by Dr. Linus Pauling but then after he died other vitamins like D3 came into vogue. Liposomal C is the form that is repeatedly promoted for megadosing since it absorbs better than our old ascorbic acid C (which was always hard bowels). Look into it for yourself as part of your illness arsenal.

Secret Weapon Against the Flu (and Most Every Disease)

I realize that the advice to not take the flu vaccine is unconventional. Most people trust modern medicine to give them the best advice and tools available for health-care. If the government, medical field, and CDC think creating and distributing a vaccine is the best approach then how can the average person disagree and be right?

The reason I personally feel confident in this advice is because of my past “adventures in health.” I learned from them that regular people can know better than their doctors on what is right for them. I also gleaned a secret health tool against the flu in the process.

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 22 (a gastrointestinal inflammation). My doctor told me there was no cure and that diet makes no difference. He said that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life to suppress the symptoms. Idealist that I am, I was not satisfied with that prognosis. So I took matters into my own hands and began to investigate health.

What I found was that people had indeed overcome my condition without medication. They did it through adopting a biblical whole food vegan diet and through fasting (which is also biblical). In fact, I read that people have recovered from just about any condition you can name through dietary changes and extended fasts. Even “incurable” diseases. So I decided to try it (with supervision—I do not recommend fasting without expert care as you learn about it).

I fasted to calm down my colon inflammation. I don't remember how many days it was, but it made a huge difference. And then I changed to a diet of much more raw and whole foods than the standard American diet (SAD) consists of. The result was I was able to wean myself off the anti-inflammatory medication I was prescribed and have better health than ever before. I even went back to the doctor and told him what I did to get off the meds. His response was that “it could not have been my diet change.” Yet as time went on I found that if I stayed on my new healthier diet, I could be free of meds and symptoms indefinitely. If I fell off the wagon and cheated, I would experience a return of symptoms soon enough. Going back to fasting and raw foods would then bring me back to health again. Although this is less than ideal, it did confirm for me beyond any doubt what works and what does not. Fasting and the ancient vegan diet outlined in Genesis 1:11 bring superior health and freedom from diseases compared to the standard, overly artificial and processed foods that people consume in modern times. (Here's a book about another man's 42-day fast to overcome his case of colitis.)

Does this have any application to influenza and maybe coronavirus? If you study what is commonly taught on how to beat or recover from the flu, the conventional wisdom is to “drink plenty of fluids” with nary a word about what to eat. The only dietary advice you might hear is to have “chicken soup.” But if I ever caught the flu, I would not do that. I would immediately start fasting with confidence from past experience that it is the fastest way to recover. I do it every time I get a cold or the flu and I resolve it in a few days or a week at most. It does not drag on for weeks as it does for many people I know.

If you want proof, check out the book Fasting and Man's Correct Diet by R. B. Pearson. It was written the year after the 1918 influenza pandemic. On pages 48-50, Pearson relates some interesting data about death rates by doctor type: allopathic/drugging doctors vs. alternative doctors (those who used fasting and enemas, such as chiropractors and osteopaths). The allopathic doctors had a death rate of around 14%. The alternative doctors had a fraction of the death rate of less than 1% and in some cases zero deaths out of 1500 cases!

Of course, that is not the only reason we as believers should look into fasting. Jesus clearly expected after he was gone for his disciples to practice fasting just as John's disciples and the Pharisees did (Lk 5:33; Mt 6:16). It should be a regular part of our life along with prayer and Bible study because it draws us closer to God. Sadly, few believers today practice it just as they do not read the Bible or pray as much as they should. I must admit that if it was not for my health condition, I probably would not be a habitual faster either. When we pray for God to guide your life, he has a way of giving you additional (sometimes unpleasant) reasons to do what we already should be doing. I am convinced that my health issue helped to answer that regular prayer of mine. Perhaps this flu epidemic will be used by God to lead the reader to rediscover and practice fasting for themselves.

How To Incorporate Fasting Into Your Life Now

If you do not already fast and want to start, I recommend you take action on it now. You never know when you might need to fast. The 1918 pandemic had a lull before the much worse second wave hit.

By the way, God made sure that his people would have this experience and knowledge by commanding them to fast on Yom Kippur every year. I used to keep this fast day when I attended the WCG and I still fast on the Day of Atonement every year. With all my experience fasting and with proper diet, it has always been easy for me. But that was not the case for people who only fasted one day per year. I noticed that most would complain of headaches that day (especially coffee drinkers). The sooner you start your fasting habit, the sooner it will be no big deal for you to fast either when called upon.

Start with a prayer to God admitting your negligence and ask him for help to grow in this area. Then take action immediately. There is a lot of information now on the internet and Youtube on fasting especially since intermittent-fasting/time-restricted eating has become popular. This very well written book about one man's fast of 42 days is very inspiring and shows you what to expect day by day on extended fasts. You can start slow by skipping meals and work up to an entire day of fasting.

In your research, you will find fasting has one other benefit of special interest to believers like us: life extension. Several of the Bible heroes had above average life spans for this reason. The prophetess Anna from Luke 2 was said to be always in the temple praying and fasting. When she met baby Jesus during his visit to the temple on the eighth day, her age was given as a minimum of 103 (if you assume she married at the earliest marriageable age of 12). That's a very impressive age for those times (Luke 2:36-38).

I share this final point because so many older readers of my book have lamented that they feel they will not be around long enough to see the Messiah's Second Coming. A person in their 60s recently told me this. But 60 does not have to be old age. It can be middle age if you apply all the wisdom that is available today free on the Internet about life extension. If you are like me, you do not want to let anything stop you from “escaping all these things and being able to stand before the Son of Man” when he comes (Luke 21:36).

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Angela - May 4, 2020

Hi Tim,
In light of the current situation here in the uk, with threat of forced vaccination perhaps this year, and I think Gates saying about an implant in the head to help us to connect instantly to computers, wouldn’t you say that we’re more likely on the 2017-2023?

I read one of your articles a while back, mentioning a safe place to go somewhere in Israel? For those of us without money and/or passports, can you recommend anything, such as trying to live out in the wild, staying under the radar if possible, otherwise they’ll just kill us who refuse ‘the mark of the beast’ implant or vaccine with tattoo to prove you’ve had the vaccine, without these we are already aware we won’t be allowed to travel or even go to the grocery shops.
Thank you.

    Tim McHyde - May 4, 2020

    Angela, God does not give commission without provision thus borders, restrictions and even health and finances are no obstacle for the faithful who want to obey.

      Cris Ortiz - June 24, 2020

      Angela and Tim,
      Research shows that the rumors about Bill Gates inserting a microchip into the COVID19 vaccine is just that-a rumor. It’s actually a misquote of his suggestion to track the disease digitally, much like so many of our documentation nowadays to show proof of vaccination, education, licenses, etc. While I hardly think that Gates is innocent in terms of global order and humano-centric salvation of the planet, I believe we should remain accurate with observations and make decisions on what we know to be true rather than speculative. The world has plenty of fear-mongering to go around.
      Thank you for your articles, Tim, which stir me to think deeply in terms of what is happening and the signs of our times.

No One Special - April 3, 2020

tim, could 5g have triggered the appearance of covid-19?

    Tim McHyde - April 3, 2020

    No One, I highly recommend you seek out and ask a recognized scientist with credentials related to the question that if you have any doubt that EMF does not create the kind of sickness we’re seeing.

Ron Perkins - April 3, 2020

Hi Tim, Just wanted to check on you and Katrina and pray the Lord’s protection for you and your family. I am still in process of “Seeking first His Kingdom and Righteousness so that all those other things (wisdom, discernment of the times, etc.) will be added according to His will and purpose in me. I feel this whole thing is just a reminder for us all to “Watch therefore, and pray always that we may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” God Bless all with health, strength and perseverance of Faith through Christ in us the Hope of Glory!

Barry Tisdale - April 2, 2020


First off I would like to start by saying that this was a fantastic article. Then I have a few questions.

First, do you think this has turned into one of the end time plagues?

Second, with this popping up do you believe it could make the beast rise earlier and get things in motion just a little faster?

Lastly, do you think it will still be 2026 or later before we see the rapture and the return (as well as the tribulation?

Like I stated, I loved the article and would love a response from a smart man like you!!

    Tim McHyde - April 2, 2020

    Barry, no changes as this is not on the end-time prophetic timeline (any more than 1918 Influenza was) nor does it seem to help with the next prophetic event to happen.

Steve Willson - April 1, 2020

Tim, what do you think about what Sweden is doing? They are moving away from cash and credit cards and putting microchips under the skin of their hand to buy goods with. The KJV uses in the hand as opposed to on the hand with other versions in Revelation 20:4.

    Zak Ima - April 6, 2020

    If I may, the Greek prepositional phrase verse is ἐπὶ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτῶν literally translated as ‘on the hand of they’ not ‘in the hand of they’.

Buckley - March 30, 2020


I definitely am having trouble finding comfort in this situation. I read some comments but I have a couple questions.

Could this push the “timeline” for the return up at all? Could we see the rapture this year or will we for sure see the tribulation? Has the virus changed your mind?

Thanks so much!


    Tim McHyde - March 30, 2020

    Buckley, no change because this is not in the prophetic timeline, so it moves us no closer. the rapture comes after the tribulation Mt 24:29-30. The Middle East War is next and I don’t see how this depressing everyone’s economy and military speeds that up…

Jane - March 26, 2020


Do you still think there is no chance of the return of Jesus this year even with the virus? Also how far into the 7 year tribulation will Christians go? And one final question (sorry for so many). How long until we see the Antichrist rise to power (if you believe Christians will)?

Loved the article and would love a response!

Laura - March 25, 2020

Hello Tim,

I have a few questions for you. What are your thoughts about date setting? I’ve been hearing from many believers that by Passover if not sooner the rapture will occur. From what I’ve gathered you say things need to happen beforehand.

My 2nd question for you is have you heard about the ID2020 and being linked to vaccines? Do you think this is the mark?

My last question is Do you think we’ll come out of this ok or is this just opening the door for New world order and the AC?

    Tim McHyde - March 26, 2020

    Laura, my position on date-setting has changed. The mark of the beast is described as a surface skin mark. I don’t see how a vaccine can fulfill that and the other details given for its purpose. Yes, we’ll survive this and even the economy will be back to full strength before the end comes preceded by the Good News of the Kingdom published globally (Mt 24:14).

      Laura - March 26, 2020

      Thank you for responding. After reading your take on date setting, do you believe it could takd another year of so. If not maybe soon? I’ve always believed we have to endure to the end before Christ returns or is that teaching incorrect?

        Tim McHyde - March 26, 2020

        Laura, why another year? The sabbath year cycle is pretty well confirmed now and that’s the framework I use. 2024-2030 is shaping up to be it.

        Dennis - March 27, 2020

        Satan & his minions are behind a lot of ridiculous ‘date-setting’ to make people unaware of how all the dates ‘work’ in prophecy. To be frank, I’m not a fan of how Tim has hidden his ‘dates’ behind a pay wall, nor am I a fan of how he has pushed back the timeline of things, giving people a sense of false hope. By my estimation, the 6th Seal/ abomination is very, very close (Dec 21, 2020).

        When you add 2520 days (1260 x 2) to the Rev 12 sign (Sept 23, 2017), you get Aug 17, 2024. This ends 7 years of purification (1 day is 1 year) (Lev 12:1-2 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period.)

        Subtract 1335 days (Dan 12:12) to get to Dec 21, 2020, which not coincidentally is tied to the birth of Israel & Daniel 9. From the birth of Israel/ start of Jerusalem’s desolations (May 14, 1948) add 70 years of Jerusalem desolations (Dan 9:2). Add 70 weeks (Dan 9:24), add 7 weeks (Dan 9:25), add 62 weeks (Dan 9:25), and then add a half week (Dan 9:27). All of that takes you exactly to Dec 21, 2020. This is the 1st Abomination of desolation and the start of the 6th Seal, the ‘day’ that the man of sin is revealed (to the faithful, not revealed to the deceived).
        more here:

          Tim McHyde - March 28, 2020

          Dennis, my dates are freely published. I reserve my dreams behind the dates as thank you content for supporters, the only ones who would appreciate a dream from me, anyway. I’m not a fan of your “winter solstice as the 6th seal” theory, either. See you in 2021.

Carol Pereira - March 25, 2020

Hello Tim,

Charles has just been tested positive for Covid-19.
Could it be just a ploy for William to jump the line, so Charles prepares for his ultimate role? Or too far-fetched to consider that? Just something that crossed my mind as I read the news.

    Tim McHyde - March 25, 2020

    Carol, news to me. He’s in good health and has stellar care so this will change nothing I can see.

      Carol Pereira - March 25, 2020

      Thanks, Tim.

      True. He would definitely come out of it, if he’s really tested positive.
      Or maybe this is just something ‘they’ want us ‘sheeple’ to hear.

      My country is in a complete lock-down for the next 21 days, because, that’s our best and only hope. In a land of 1.5 bn people, we neither have the resources nor the technological advances to beat it through healthcare like the West. But, if this large-scale drill is a precursor to what lies ahead, this is an excellent time to sober down, introspect and prepare the mind and body for what could come beginning 2022.

      Here’s something I read (although secular), which I believe in some way, aligns with you have been saying.

      Thank you once again for your in-depth guidance. I look forward to your timely teaching in my email when you release it. God Bless.

    Steve Willson - March 25, 2020

    Prince Charles is 71 now. I think there are some suspicious things about the French President Emmanuel Macron. Even his name is intriguing. Could he be a candidate for the AC?

Jake - March 23, 2020


Fantastic read! Did you see the virus getting this bad? Do you think this is end times? Is Jesus coming now? Would love a response! Thanks in advance!

    Tim McHyde - March 23, 2020

    Jake, no I did not expect COVID-19 to impact everyone’s life even in First World nations like it has (I write this under curfew). It is the “last days,” but not the end time yet (final 7 years). Jesus cannot come until several prerequisites are fulfilled.

Gregg - March 22, 2020

Great article!
My daughter has found success in fighting eczema with an elimination diets that fast from inflammatory foods.

The laws in the Torah were given for our protection. Following the food laws would have prevented the Wuhan Coronavirus. The lab that was experimenting on bats, sold the infected bats for food in the nearby market. The Chinese has since outlawed eating wild animals.

Torah clearly prohibits eating bats.

As a side note the only verse in the Bible that references bats refers to casting gold and silver to bats and moles.

Isa 2:20  In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Totally out of context, but it does describe what’s happening now in world stock markets. Even gold and silver are losing value. People value toilet paper more than gold right now.

mauricio malagon - March 22, 2020

I’ve water fasted for about 20 – 40 days before. Some fasts I have done with coconut water and some with just water. I do recommend for prolonged fasts to do with electrolytes added to your water. You can get more information from a YOUTUBE channel called Snake Juice…I know I know, it’s a crazy name and the dude who runs it is even nuttier but when it comes to fasting and doing it properly he is very informed. The problem with just water fasting by itself on an extended long fast is that the very water will cause you to lose electrolytes quick. You need a healthy dose of daily Magnesium, potassium and other essential minerals to keep your heart beating correctly and your other organs running in balance. Also, breaking a fast the correct way is very important as well. Don’t just fast for 7 days etc and then break your fast with a huge meal, a very big no no. Fasting is a science and you really have to do it correctly to get the best results and not end up in a hospital from dehydration.
Also, you can do dry fasts where you ingest nothing, not even liquids of any sort. This type of fast is very hard on the body and I don’t recommend dry fasting for more than 2 days … 3 at best. And remember to break these fasts carefully.
Remember to watch that YOUTUBE channel “Snake Juice” , the guy gives an awesome recipe to add to your water that contains all the essential minerals needed to carry out a prolonged fast. Especially if you’re considering a fast beyond 7 days. Please Please Please, make sure you guys get all your electrolytes in…water by itslef does not have all the minerals your body needs to function properly daily.

GP - March 21, 2020

Hello Tim,

Been following this site for a few years now and it’s great. I’m sure by now your getting emails and comments about this Covid-19 pandemic. Many Christians are split saying this is it and the rapture is imminent. While others are saying this is not. I’ve seen you comment to others about what needs to come but I’d like your take on all this. Many are quoting”as in the days of Noah” but I find that hard to tie into what’s going on now as many have had to cancel weddings, bars and restaurants are closing. Many Christians are believing that we’ll see Christ’s return this spring adding that saved Christians will not have to go through the worst of what’s to come. They tend to believe in a secret rapture. What’s your take on all this? Do any of these events change your perspective on things?

    Tim McHyde - March 22, 2020

    GP, the “days of Noah” passage also says “and the days of Lot” and it’s not about weddings or giants but rather the normal life being suddenly interrupted by the disappearance of the righteous followed by the wrath of God: the same pattern as in the global flood and the destruction of Sodom.

Lexi - March 14, 2020

Hi Tim!

Love your articles. In the past 72 hours the US has been in a mass panic in regards to nationwide shutdowns of schools, places of gathering, etc Some churches are even shutting down services it’s insane. With all this ramping up you can feel there is a spirit of fear in the air. Many people saved and unsaved are fearful. Some saying the rapture is upon us adding to the fear, some scared to contract the virus, and some just scared of not having enough food and supplies in case of a lockdown . It seems that this feels prophetic and biblical. I can’t help but wonder could Jesus very well be on his way?

    Tim McHyde - March 14, 2020

    Lexi, feelings and thoughts like you share are very common and understandable in a global crisis. Historically, feelings have proven to be predictively unreliable. Jesus still cannot come before 2030.

      Lexi - March 17, 2020

      I have a question for you. Would the AC and his mark come once the global economy collapses? Based on what I’ve seen it seems like the US economy and other countries are headed that way. Could a rapture be on the horizon soon in a couple of weeks if not for sure this spring paving the way for the AC ?

        Tim McHyde - March 17, 2020

        Lexi, no the AC comes after Wormwood and the US economy never collapses but is full strength the day the country burns with nuclear fire.

          bryan simon - March 23, 2020

          I love it. Your articles with America as MB are very thought provoking.

      Steve Willson - March 19, 2020

      Tim, when do you estimate the next Elijah will appear on the scene and who it may be?

        Blaze - March 20, 2020

        I also wonder this. I mainly wonder if he will appear before the Nuclear Middle East War.

        What’s the general pattern on this?

Blaze - March 9, 2020

I thinking about how quarantines and the virus is making travel difficult, and thinking ahead a couple years to potential difficulty traveling to the place of safety. Potential foreshadowing?

    Tim McHyde - March 10, 2020

    Blade, I don’t see why there will be any difficulty traveling at that time but rather you just won’t want to do it. However, this virus feels like a dress rehearsal for learning some practical disaster planning which I’m doing for the first time (food stores).

      Blaze - March 10, 2020

      I had the impression from reading some of your previous writing that you thought there would or could be more obstacles than just willpower, or Faith that you would be safe at the “Place of Safety.” Such as…

      1. Hindrance to travel
      2. Imprisonment
      3. Unknown

        Tim McHyde - March 11, 2020

        Blaze, maybe I’m forgetting what I said, but the hindrance to travel I see only comes later after Wormwood and the Abomination when you have not left proactively and must work with smashed infrastructure and an evil dictator starting to sway the world.

          bryan simon - March 23, 2020

          Elijah will tell us when and where to go, and then we go regardless of what it looks like on the outside. That’s all we have to do.

Johan Pretorius - March 8, 2020

Hello Tim, I enjoyed this article, I am tired of the histeria the press are creating regarding this virus, they always have an agenda with everything to deceive the people. Hopefully this false life will end soon.
I really enjoyed the book about the 42 day fasting, it is such a mind opener, very strange that it is not promoted more, but again not on certain people’s agenda to promote health.
Can you recommend a book or link where you can find good vegetarian recipes?
I am looking forward to some articles on the workbook, hope it is soon.
Thank you for all the work and insights that you and Katrina are supplying to us through your wisdom that you are receiving and charing with us.
Keep well and regards to Katrina.

patricia beaton - March 7, 2020

Found your comment about false religions such as ‘Catholicism’ very insulting, but expected. (shame on you as you are a baptised Catholic) It’s all Protestants can pick on. I think this is because deep down you
know you made a mistake at the Reformation. Jesus established His One True Catholic and Apostolic Church Himself, over 2,000 years ago. Protestants have turned their backs on this and have lost many graces and blessings as a result. But God is merciful.


    Tim McHyde - March 7, 2020

    Pat, I was not insulting anyone when I called Catholicism and all its daughters false. Jesus came to form a church (people) not a religion (institution and system, like Catholicism and Protestantism). But if you are insulted when someone calls Catholicism false, it may be a teaching moment to ask yourself why? I find many Christians take pride in their denomination. Jesus rebuked any pride and said we must “become humble like a child or you will never enter the kingdom” (Mt 18:3-4). I see no room for having pride in a religion that Jesus did not sanction in that instruction, do you?

      Karen Elaine Preisinger - March 7, 2020

      I have discovered through research that many religious practices are pagan. and not anything God required in the bible. If we follow man’s religion then we are not following God. Satan will come as a light, pretend to be God, fool the masses and lead many astray. The world is so indoctrinated with tradition that they do not see the truth. I had the most difficult time during the pagan holidays (Christmas) trying to stand up for Christ and not celebrate. The tree is a symbol of a penis for the god Diana, god of fertility. Gift giving is for the God of Everything regarding Christmas is pagan and I became insulted that Christian’s celebrate such nonsense. Just like the Pagan holiday of Easter for the Sun God. Constantine was the creator of a Christianity Cult that had more to do with his Gods and not our God. Some people call Constantine’s work the Birth of the Harlot Church. I fell like many Christians take pride in their Harlot Church thinking that this will get them to heaven when in reality they are living a lie. God does not like lies, he is a jealous God and when I get to heaven I want no other God, or practice of any other God in the way of me and Christ. Our world needs to learn the truth before many fall due to being lead by man and not the words of Christ.
      Revelations: 22: 18-19 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall ADD unto these things, ALaHiYM shall ADD unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
      19 And if any man shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy, ALaHiYM shall TAKE AWAY his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

      patricia beaton - March 7, 2020

      Tim, you mean you didn’t intend to insult anyone.
      Maybe you should take a dose of your own medicine and look into
      your own heart.
      You, may find self indulgence and pride lurking there.
      So this may end up a learning situation for you.
      As for me, I am deeply rooted in Jesus and yes, His Church……the one He
      founded 2.000 years ago and very pleased to be so and if I’m proud,
      I am proud of what Jesus did for me on the Cross.
      Don’t get tied up in the word Religion, it’s only a descriptive word.

        Tim McHyde - March 7, 2020

        Pat, I am sorry you were offended by my comment on Catholicism as, yes, that was not the intent behind it. Yes, I certainly do have pride; everyone does and they usually reflexively deny it at the mere suggestion. I try not to deny it ever since realizing Jesus said child-like humility was essential to be saved (Mt 18:3-4). In fact, now I look for pride and work on it and recommend others do the same if they want to be saved. For example, I know when I feel insulted/offended it’s a clue I probably have a problem and pride is usually tied into it. But if you are following the Catholic Church/Pope then I was mistaken to quote Jesus to you like that and anger you. Peace.

          patricia beaton - March 8, 2020

          Sorry to disappoint you Tim. I am not angry, and I love the
          Word of God.
          Are you all a Jehovah’s Witness cult?

          Tim McHyde - March 8, 2020

          Pat, what does the Word of God have to do with Catholism/the Pope/Catechism? Why do you accuse me of being in a cult when I quote Jesus? To me, Catholicism is the biggest cult in history, so it’s strange you accuse me of that?

          patricia beaton - March 9, 2020

          You sound like a Jehovah’s Witness Tim.
          You sound as if you have set and trained answers.
          You come across all surprised and innocent but at
          the same time menacing.
          You do not sound in the least bit sincere.
          What exactly did you mean by, ‘But if you are following
          the Catholic Church/Pope then I was mistaken to quote
          Jesus to you like that and anger you. Peace.
          Then you take it further by asking, ‘what does the Word
          of God have to do with Catholicism/ the Pope/ Catechism?
          You sound just like a JW.
          They constantly try to pull down the Catholic Church
          and Catholic people, while knowing very little about it.
          I know this by experience.
          Then you end with, ‘To me, Catholicism is the biggest cult
          in history.’
          I know you are a lapsed Catholic and you sound so bitter.
          I’m sorry for you as you do so much damage especially
          to others who pick up on your negativity.
          Jesus is Lord of All and worthy to be praised. Pat

          Tim McHyde - March 10, 2020

          Pat, I love you and the Catholic church which blessed me as a boy, so no bitterness here. You know, it is possible to criticize something you love, in love. Note that this is what God’s prophets did with Israel and Judah and also what Jesus did regarding the religion of his day and its proponents, offering criticism without bitterness (see Mt 23). (But maybe they do not sound sincere to you, either?)

          If Jesus was here today he would offer the same criticism of Catholicism and all Christian religion that he had for the religion of his day (Mk 7:13; Mt 15:3; Mt 23). In fact, Catholics would reject Jesus if he came today for his “negativity” about “the holy Catholic Church” just like you’re rejecting me for saying anything negative about Catholicism.

          patricia beaton - March 10, 2020

          But that’s just it Tim, I am not rejecting you.
          I just have an impression of you from what you’re saying
          and how you’re saying it.
          We are communicating at a distance and it can be difficult.
          We would probably get on well, if we could talk.
          Though for you to say,
          ‘Catholic’s would reject Jesus if He came today
          for His negativity about the Holy Catholic Church,’
          is doing it again.
          Did He not ask, will He find ANY faith when He returns to
          earth? Surely this includes all His children!
          I would kindly suggest you try treating the CC and the Catholic people with a bit more dignity as we are certainly not a
          cult as you say. Did Jesus not say, ‘You are Peter
          and upon this rock I will build My Church and the gates of
          hell will not prevail against it’. Peter was the first leader.
          We have a continual line of such leaders, called popes,
          going back over 2,000 years, initiated by Jesus Himself.
          They have certainly not all been perfect, but we are the
          one, true, holy , catholic and apostolic church founded by Christ Himself.
          Who founded your church?
          I’m wondering why you haven’t answered my queries
          from my last email about your past comments to me. e.g
          Why were you mistaken to quote Jesus to me and anger me??
          And, what does the Word of God have to do with Catholicism/
          the Pope/ catechism?
          You brought this up, why?
          Shalom, Pat

          Tim McHyde - March 18, 2020

          Pat, I didn’t answer your questions because they did not seem sincere to understand me but as arguments. I think we should move on if we can’t even agree on the term cult’s application. As you said, we would probably do much better in person. No hard feelings enjoy your faith.

BootsOnGround - March 7, 2020

I was talking to my son about the coronavirus, and I told him to read Psalm 91 carefully. God’s desire is for us to place our trust in Him, and to pray “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will rescue you from the snare of the fowler, from the destroying pestilence (the cornonavirus and other deadly deceases)…Though a thousand will fall, (i.e., many will get infected and die) at your side, near you it shall not come…No evil shall befall you, nor shall affliction come near your tent (home) for to his angels he has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways.” Many people are scared about this virus, and rightly so, but yet it is all here in this psalm, perfectly explained for us to turn to Him who will guard and protect us if we trust in Him. Truly a loving and wonderful God when we place all our trust in Him regardless of age or who we are.

Blaze - February 29, 2020

I thought there would be more comments. The flu has been pretty bad around my area. Someone told me their friend had the flu shot, still became sick with the flu, recovered, and then became sick with a second strain of flu.

Thank you for the reminder to fast.

Separate question…it is the 29th. Are you able to tell if it is the last leap year with your knowledge of prophecy and calendar changes?

    Tim McHyde - February 29, 2020

    Blaze, the calendar won’t change until Wormwood disrupts our orbit (I think in 2026). 2024 is another leap year. But why does it matter? Is today your birthday? =)

      Blaze - March 1, 2020

      Just counting down the days and milestones. Example…Probably 1 Leap Year Left.

      I played Cybersport at Lasertron with friends and family.

J G Vaidhyan - February 2, 2020

Hi, Like Fasting, there is another way to increase longevity with healthy old age. It is to daily swallow as much own saliva as you can, Our own saliva is the best medicine for our body. On average, our mouth can secret 1.5 litres of saliva daily. Chewing the food more can help with this.
Also after a meal, chew something (I used to keep biting on a dates seed for long time) to ensure adequate supply of saliva. Enjoy a very healthy life with the help of our own natural immune system (which is very very rare nowadays).

With Love, J G Vaidhyan

    Tim McHyde - February 2, 2020

    J G, if this is right, then Violet Beauregarde would still be alive.

      J G Vaidhyan - March 8, 2020

      Hi Tim, Longevity (with good health till the end) should not to be confused with immortality. The fictional character Violet Beauregard died of overeating (which is sure to damage your natural immune system)….
      1) Eat less, but “chew more”, and 2) Eat nothing, yet “swallow as much saliva” as we can, are the key takeaways here.

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