The current headlines are causing some to panic, wondering how much of their lives will return to normal as we come out of the current situation with the coronavirus. Others are getting restless, protesting the orders intended to protect us from spreading the virus. Social media is ablaze with a proliferation of opinion pieces from across the entire spectrum. So what is the truth, and not just subjective viewpoints?

If you listen to the mainstream media you could easily grasp that we might never come out of it whole. We see hoarding of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and any bits of personal protective gear that might be available. Even China which manufactures the majority of this gear is holding it for release at exorbitant prices.

Is this panic really justified? Could there be something else going on?

Luke 12:54–56 (NKJV)

54 Then He also said to the multitudes, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so it is. 55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. 56 Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?

16 Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; 3 and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.

In the 24th chapter of the book of Matthew, Jesus disciples asked him when the last days would be coming. We can read part of His answer below:

Matthew 24:3–8 (NKJV)

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Look at the things that he says will happen:
Wars and rumors of wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes.

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