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What is God Saying with the Coronavirus Pandemic? (Part 1 of 3)

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Let’s get one thing clear right up front: God is sovereign, and that means the current coronavirus was let loose with His permission. Satan may have been the agent, but it would be unbiblical to blame it on Satan. The Bible never blames Satan for natural disasters.

So, what is God doing? What is He trying to say to us? I believe He is warning us of impending judgment, and therefore He is calling the world to repentance. The Bible teaches that God never pours out His wrath without warning because He does not wish that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and salvation (2 Peter 3:9).

How God Warns

God warns in two ways. First, He raises up prophetic voices who identify the sins of the people and issue a call for them to repent. Then, if they dismiss the prophets and refuse to repent, God will send remedial judgments — again, for the purpose of calling people to repentance.

Deuteronomy 28 contains a detailed listing of the types of remedial judgments God will place on a nation that becomes rebellious against Him and His Word. They include:

  1. Cities in chaos (verse 16)
  2. Crop Failures (verses 16-18,38-40,42)
  3. Livestock diseases (verses 18,31)
  4. Loss of children (verses 18,32,41)
  5. Confusion in all undertakings (verse 20)
  6. Pestilence (verses 21-22)
  7. Diseases (verses 27,35)
  8. Insanity (verses 28-29,34)
  9. Drought (verse 24)
  10. Troubled marriages (verse 30)
  11. Defeat in wars (verse 25)
  12. Foreign domination (verses 33,43-44)

God specifically warned the nation of Judah that if they ignored His prophets and His remedial judgments, the ultimate result would be the destruction of their nation and the exile of their people worldwide.

Jeremiah’s Ministry

One of the prophets God raised up to deliver His message of warning to Judah was a man named Jeremiah. God told him to survey the nation and compile a list of the people’s sins. God was well aware of the sins. He wanted his prophet to become aware of them.

Jeremiah reported back an incredible list of sins — incredible when you consider the fact that God had blessed Judah more than any nation that had ever existed up to that time. He had given them great leaders like Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah and Josiah — the king who was ruling when Jeremiah was called. Yet, the people of Judah had turned their backs on their Creator and Sustainer, the very One who was the source of all their blessings.

Jeremiah’s report to God contained a very dirty laundry list of sins:

  1. Lies and blasphemy (5:2)
  2. Immorality (5:7)
  3. Arrogance (5:12-13)
  4. Social injustice (5:25-28)
  5. Religious corruption (5:30-31)
  6. Closed minds (6:10)
  7. Greed (6:13)

Jeremiah proceeded to sum it all up in three breathtaking statements:

  • “They have made their faces harder than rock” (5:3).
  • “They have a stubborn and rebellious heart” (5:23).
  • “They do not even know how to blush” (6:15).

Jeremiah went forth and began proclaiming the sins of his people while calling for their repentance. Needless to say, this did not make him a popular person. The people of Judah turned against him big time when he began to prophesy that if they refused to repent, God would pour out His wrath upon them (6:22-26).

The people accused the prophet of being full of wind (5:13). And they taunted him by chanting, “The Temple, the Temple, the Temple” (7:13). What they meant by this was that they did not believe God would ever allow Judah and Jerusalem to be conquered and destroyed because His Shekinah Glory resided in the Temple.

But the destruction prophesied did come at the hands of the Babylonians who completely destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in 586 BC. All of which led to the writing of two of the saddest verses to be found in the Hebrew Scriptures (2 Chronicles 36):

15) The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place;

16) but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.

Abraham Lincoln Mask

(prophecynewswatch.com)

Back to the Question

So, what does all this have to do with today’s worldwide pandemic?

Ever since the mid-1970s, God has been raising up prophetic voices around the world, calling people to repentance. Additionally, He has been sending remedial judgments to get people’s attention in order to motivate them to repentance.

Take our nation for example. In my book, God’s Prophetic Voices to America (2017), I identified 13 prophets God has raised up (four in the past and nine in the present) to call our nation to repentance, one of which was a foreigner — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This great Russian author was kicked out of his homeland after he revealed the Soviet persecution of the Russian people in the gulag concentration camps located mainly in Siberia.

He came to the United States and settled in Vermont. In 1978, Harvard University invited him to be their commencement speaker. He arrived on campus a hero and left as a pariah. Instead of delivering an address condemning Communism, he focused on the sins of America, denouncing our materialism in no uncertain terms. He prophesied that, like the Communists who had put Russia through a living hell, our leaders had forgotten God.

The Harvard intelligentsia was outraged. They booed him and wrote him off as a “Tsarist reactionary.”

God has continued to send us prophetic voices, and we as a nation have continued to turn a deaf ear to their pleas for repentance and their warnings of impending destruction. God has also sent remedial judgments like the Vietnam War, Hurricane Katrina, wildfires, ungodly leaders and now the pandemic that is killing people and ravaging our economy.

Remedial judgments have also been occurring around the world. Consider, for example, the wildfires in Australia, the locust invasion in Africa, the epidemic of earthquakes along the Pacific “ring of fire” and now the virus pandemic.

In the second part of this look what God may be saying with this Coronavirus pandemic, we’ll compare the world’s reaction to the nation of Judah.

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Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan serves as the Founder and Director of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher whose sermons have been distributed worldwide and has led over 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan is the lead host of the television program Christ in Prophecy.

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  • The real message from God is, “I gave you a brain, now use it!”
    But seriously, attributing an epidemic to God may be a useful way to get the attention of your followers, but it is not very useful in general. Epidemics, earthquakes, corrupt politicians, abortion, nuclear weapons, the death of a third of animals, the rising seas, all of these things we can understand because we have been given a miraculous gift— the ability to understand. Let’s use that gift with wisdom.

  • I can understand god warning us,but why did alot of the believers get this virus>this i don’t understand.

    • Great question! Why does God allow suffering? We suffer because of…

      1. Our separation from God.
      2. Living in a fallen and cursed world.
      3. Our free will to make our own bad decisions.
      4. Other’s free will to make their own bad decisions.

      Read Romans 8:5-39 – http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208:5-39;&version=31.

      As Christians, we know that living on this fallen earth means having to endure suffering and trials (Jn. 16:33; Phil. 1:27; 1 Thes. 3:3; 1 Pet. 4:12-13). But, remember that God knows what it is to suffer. He allows suffering to allow for free will. He uses our suffering to bring us back to Him when we begin to stray away. But, God walks with us to comfort and get us through suffering, which makes us stronger.

      There is hope for the believer that God will end all suffering. Suffering will end for those who put their faith and trust in Jesus when we leave this fallen world and spend eternity with Him.

      As we travel that road of life though, as King David said in Psalm 91, God will walk with us, helping us through those difficulties. Sometimes it feels like God is not with us, and we wonder why He allows bad things to happen to us, but He is there because He promised that “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Heb. 13:5; Deut. 31:6). Those challenges we overcome increases our faith and molds us to becoming more Christ-like, if we “abide” (pull close) in Him.

      This life we have on Earth is so short. What we have before us is the real life God has waiting for us that lasts forever. Praise the Lord He’s given us that lifeline of opportunity and hope through Christ’s saving work on the cross.

    • Jesus said, “Many will say ‘Lord, Lord’ and He will say, ‘I never knew you.'” How many Bible believing Christians do you really know? Those who study God’s word and proclaim it.

  • I thank you Lamb & Lion for the words of truth that matter deeply for so many believers, and what is actually happening, moving the plans and purpose to the Great Tribulation of judgment. We know the times are evil and that God is trying to Wake up nations to get them to repent. Its plain as the nose on our faces, We are Alert.

    As we look at similar times, The Days of Noah, and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire, we see the graphic examples of how God is intolerant to sinners who reject Christ and persist in their sins.

    The signs are coming at us fast and furious of the judgments to come.

    Romans 14:12. “So that every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.”

    “When God created the world it was good; the earth; the animals and man, the object of God’s love. But men have spurned God’s love by and turning to serving their own flesh and other gods. They have ridiculed God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and many have perverted the Word of God.”

  • I agree with what you say about what is going on in our country, and the world, today. I also agree with what Scripture has to say in Matthew 24:37-39 and Luke 17:28-30 being like the days of Noah and lot. Look at how long Noah, ‘a preacher of righteousness’, preaching an estimated 40 plus years while the ark was being built, right up to the time Noah and his family entered the ark.
    Things must have been so bad in Noah’s day that God even repented of making mankind on the earth, Genesis 6:6. In Romans 3:10-18, NKJV, There is none righteous, no, not one.
    Therefore, we need to understand who is in control of this world, 2 Cor 4:4, NKJV, satan is the god of this world.

    • I was reading Genesis 6:5. “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. As we look at the world today, we see the parallel. Genesis 6:11. “the Earth also was corrupt before God and the earth was filled with violence.” Our nation’s morality has sunk to the place as described in the Days of Noah.

      “People today do not realize how ripe the world is for judgment. God is trying to shake us from our lethargy and wake us up.”

      Isaiah 2:4 Jesus shall judge the nations and shall rebuke many people, they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; …nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more…. Let us pray that God will draw our hearts unto the things of the Spirit and free us from the bondage of corruption that holds the world in its grip.

      Let us pray, as God’s people, to have a real heart and concern for our families and for our nation…for a spiritual revival in our land. As we see the deteriorating condition of the world around us, it should be a wake-up call for us to live godly, righteous, holy lives, placing our minds and hearts and priorities on eternal values.

  • Have you ever considered the 9% Christians in America? In Genesis 18, God told Abraham if he could find 10 righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah, He would not destroy it? I believe we need 10% Bible believing Christians in America to save it.

  • Strong Message. Powerful. The Truth. The Gospel. His name is JESUS. And He is coming back. People laughed at Noah. It had never rained. Noah stayed focused on God’s words. The Ark was built at precisely the date and time God Commanded. Genesis 7:16, Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God Commanded him, and the Lord Closed the door. I believe Christ as a door open. Saying come to me. Accept me. Turn from your wicked ways. But I also believe just as in the day’s of Noah, A door will shut. Only God knows our time. But God doesn’t want any to perish. Wake up , America. ABORTION must end. God is the Defender of the child. We must as a Nation repent. God will not be mocked. God loves you, folks. Continue to preach the gospel 🙏. Best regards, Denise Shue ❤️

  • Refreshing to read! I just preached today that this virus could be a sign that Jesus is going to be returning soon. I felt I was the only one who thought that! We are being called to account for out crass culture of death, our godless love of pleasure, and our greed that never seems to be satisfied. Keep telling the truth! People will call you many names, but do not let that sway you from what God is telling you to say.

  • This is the spiritial “last call” for salvation for this age. We are geting close to closing time for the age of grace.

  • The Flood during Noah’s time is a story about God’s judgment, it is a verdict in plain language because of the terrible depravity of men and women. According to scripture, human wickedness was rampant on the earth, so much so that God was sorry and grieved. Genesis 6:6. Our creator was disappointed and wounded by sin.

    Yet the Flood is a reminder of the love and mercy of God. Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8 By selecting Noah and his family and saving them from judgment, God demonstrated amazing grace. Even though humanity deserved the full force of His wrath, God in His mercy provided salvation.

    Long after the flood waters subsided, the human race would continue in its sinful rebellion. God would continue to require the just penalty for sin: death. But the next time, instead of providing an ark, God would provide His own Son. By that act, He would open the door of salvation, for not only one family, but for all who would believe in Him.

  • I have watched Christ in Prophecy for years, and Dr. Reagan is one of my favorite preachers of all-time. I hope he will re-consider the retirement thing.

    I have followed prophecy for a long time and have always been pretty knowledgeable about which signs weren’t, in my opinion, fully “developed” for the Rapture to occur. It was always “the payment infrastructure isn’t there yet” or too many generalities when referring to signs like famines, earthquakes, or even pestilences. But not anymore! When you take the Covid-19, combine it with a digital tattoo and potential proof of inoculation, and throw that into a world economy that will never recover in its current state, all of this on top of the geopolitical alliances prophesied in Ezekiel, and the increased isolation of Israel and the hatred of Christians, this is the first time that I have truly believed that the Rapture could occur at any moment.

    Dr. Reagan, no need to retire. Your retirement will likely be short-lived, and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the real reward.

    • Clay, Dr. Reagan will only be semi-retiring so that he can focus on writing and making guest appearances on our “Christ in Prophecy” television program. He will be 83 when he transitions into emeritus status.

  • Pres Trump revealed his middle peace plan in mid January making east Jerusalem the capital of Palestine. If a past Democratic President did this we would all be saying he is the antichrist. Covid 19 enters the Washington state in January. Consequence? major sign of the last days is great deception. I think we are in the mist of this now. American christians are deceived by politics.

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