With self-quarantine and most businesses closed due to Coronavirus, many people are already feeling the financial squeeze. Many who had to close their businesses will not be able to reopen them, if and when this crisis is over. Many of those who have lost their jobs will find those jobs gone permanently. And this is not just in the United States, but around the world. Will the world ever be the same again?
In the Book of Revelation, we read, “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine” Rev. 6:6 This is a very interesting verse because it paints a picture of a global financial collapse! Back in those days, a measure of wheat or three measures of barley was about what was needed for one man to survive for a day. Not a family, but just one person. And a “penny” was what an average day of wages was worth for the average man. So it is saying that a man will work all day and only earn enough money to feed himself, let alone his family, or pay any other living expenses. What a horrible state of affairs? Not only is this a picture of a global financial collapse, but on a global scale.
So I am wondering to myself, is the Coronavirus going to bring about this global financial collapse, or is it only one of other events that will lead to it? As we look at the world today, we already see a picture of many nations in financial hot water, empty store shelves, and famine. The locust plagues happening in Africa and other surrounding countries certainly does not help, and adds to the outlook for famine, as spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24. When is the last time here in America, when we have seen empty shelves, food shortages, and even toilet paper shortages??
Here in America, where we had, I believe the figure was 17 trillion dollars of the national debt, it begs the question, “how much more national debt can we withstand before we collapse financially?” Our government is “stimulating” the economy by sending every adult $1200.00 and every child $500.00. It is making billions of dollars in loans to businesses to keep them open and jobs secure, while at the same time receiving nothing in taxes coming in. The U.S. is not unique! We are in trouble. There are reports that the EU is on the verge of collapse already. It would be an understatement to say that the world economy is already on shaky ground.
So what is ahead? We know the Bible tells us the world will experience a total global financial collapse in the “Last Day’s“, which we are now in. This opens the door to some serious questions. Is Coronavirus the means for this to happen, or only the first step? The experts are now saying that we can expect the virus to return again in the Fall, perhaps even bigger and harder. What kind of financial pressure will this cause all the world’s governments to experience? Or is the Coronavirus just the first of other global events that will strain global finances? Whatever will happen, I expect it to happen quickly!
The Bible tells us that the global financial collapse will take place, to enable the newly revealed antichrist to take control of a one-world government, a new cashless monetary system, and a one-world religious system. That’s the bad news. The good news is, that the true global church will not be here to experience any of this. We will have been removed from planet earth in the event called “The Rapture Of The Church”! Seeing the global financial collapse already beginning to take place should be a wake-up call to the church to be ready to “meet the Lord in the air” at any time now. It could be very, very soon! Look upward Brethern, because “your redemption draws nigh”!
For those of you who may be reading this, who are not Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, this should be a wake-up call to you too. Perhaps this is the final warning from a God who “does not wish for any to perish”! Trust me, you do not want to be left behind. It is the most serious thing you can imagine, and leads to an eternity in Hell! If you want to know more about how to avoid these events and be assures of a place in Heaven, please contact me today. Do not wait! “Today is the day of salvation”!