CHECK THE BOXES. Surely the worldwide disaster of Covid19 is someway tied into the fact that the “coming of the Lord draweth nigh” (James 5:8). The disciples asked Jesus “when” and “what” would be the sign of His coming (Matthew 24:3). In answer Jesus listed several things that would precede His return. We can check them all. (Matthew 24:6,7). 1)Wars have been on the earth since Genesis to the present. Check. 2)Famines. Ditto. Check. 3)Earthquakes. Thousands have taken place from Elijah’s day (1 Kings 19:11)right up to the present. Check. 4)Pestilences. They have been with us since the Exodus right up to Covid19. Check. These, the Lord said, are “the beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:8). Jesus also mentioned the “the days of Noah” (v37). There is a remarkable correlation between Noah’s day and our day. Check.
There is one sign that has not been fulfilled until recently. “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” (Matthew 24:14). This is now fulfilled. Anyone, anywhere with a computer can hear the gospel, and if they have no computer, they can hear from those who have. “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the son of Man cometh” (Matthew 24:44).