The Calm Before The Storm
by Joe Southerland
A Time Like No Other
Throughout the world, Mankind’s overly busy, hectic lives have come to a screeching halt. In a time like no other in history, nearly half of the world’s population of now over seven billion is in a forced lock-down imposed by their governments. Vast swaths of humanity are now in a mandatory, isolated pause, relegating us to small groups and social distancing. They are also being told the best thing they can do is stay isolated. People are reassessing their lives amidst the backdrop of an ever-lurking invisible killer, which is bringing forth random death and chaos about us.
COVID-19 is a global event that is occurring to nearly all Mankind simultaneously, and its lingering impact is yet to be determined. This pandemic is unlike any other before. Due to the interconnected global community sharing entertainment, commerce, and transportation, the virus has rapidly spread more quickly than any previous pestilence in history.
Pestilence Allowed to Unfold
If you believe that GOD is Sovereign LORD over His creation and is actively involved in shaping the course of history, it is evident that GOD is allowing COVID-19 to occur for His greater purposes. Furthermore, He has loosened his mighty, controlling hand but a fraction and allowed a single, deadly, natural force to run its course.
We are now experiencing the largest rippling birth pain in generations. Jesus warned us this would come before His return. “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:7-8
Is the Bubble about to Burst?
We reside in the Church Age, or Age of Grace, which is a period where God is patiently preparing His Bride, the Church. For eternal salvation, He only requires of Mankind that we make a free-will decision of faith in His Son, who died for our sins and rose from death to life after three days. He wants none to perish, but all to obtain salvation (2 Peter 3:9). Beyond the ultimate gift of His Son, God further graced Mankind with two other mighty gifts: The Holy Spirit to dwell in us and guide us in all things, and the mind of God, His Word. We are in an age truly blessed, because we need only to believe in order to become Children of God. ...
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