Coronavirus Prophetically

Revealing Lucifer's Master Plan for Planet Earth

“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken” (Luke 21:26).

Bible readers are familiar with Luke chapter 21 and Matthew 24. Important to emphasize is the distinction in Scripture between the past, the present, and the future. 

For example, in Matthew 24, we read the word “shall” no less than 59 times. One of the most quoted verses when dealing with eschatology is Matthew 24:6-7: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” Actually, this is not something new: wars and rumors of wars started way back with the first murder, when Cain killed his brother Abel. Since then, hundreds of millions of people have been killed by war. Jesus, however, said, “…but the end is not yet.”

Look at “famines, and pestilences.” Again, this is nothing new; history records innumerable occasions, and so does the Bible. That also goes for earthquakes. Some people assume that today there are more earthquakes than in past centuries. That, however, is not correct. The British Geological Survey actually lists a decrease in earthquakes over the last few decades. The National Earthquake Information Center locates about 20,000 earthquakes each year. Why so many? High technology is able to measure even the smallest earthquakes in the most remote regions. The public now learns about earthquakes more and quicker than ever before. So, the answer is: there always have been earthquakes in the past, we still register many today, and there will be more in the future. From Revelation 16:18, we know that there is a very unique earthquake to come: “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.”

It does not pay to be an alarmist and say, “God is sending punishment to the earth” or, “This is a warning from God.” Not so; the entire world today is placed in the dispensation of grace. During this period, God causes His servants to call people to Christ globally. When the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, then the Church is completed and will be raptured into the presence of the Lord. 

Deception of Sensationalism
It is extremely important not to be moved by each new sensation published. When the disciples asked Jesus, “Tell us, when shall these things be?” He answered: “Take heed that no man deceive you.” That is the most important thing in our walk with the Lord. Being saturated with the Gospel, filled with the Spirit, and therefore able to detect false teaching, particularly sensationalism.

The Y2K Hoax
Many of us still remember 1999, when a great number of well-respected ministers of the Gospel and Christian ministries went off the deep end warning people about the coming Y2K catastrophe. What actually happened? Nothing. 

It was during the October 1998 Atlantic Coast Prophecy Conference, when we asked the question, “Are you concerned about the year 2000?” From the many answers we received and partially published in our [now out-of-print] book When Y2K Dies, here is one from Summerfield, Florida on page 45:

It should have been started years and years ago. We knew 2000 was coming quite a while ago.
I think that there will be a lot of small problems that people aren’t thinking about.
The vast majority of people really don’t have the foggiest notion about what’s going on.
My neighbor, for instance, says, “Well, I don’t have a computer.” If you don’t have a computer that doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be [affected by] the problem of the year 2000.
If you have a Social Security number, you should be concerned. I think that we need to prepare ourselves, and trust the Lord.
We don’t need to be dumb and blind and stupid; we need to be prepared.
There are lots of unusual confusions that are going to happen and we need to [have our] heads up and…get this thing fixed.

Again, what happened? Nothing. Of course, the Y2K bug was a serious issue and computer programmers worked feverishly in the late 1990s to fix it and ameliorate any consequences; thus, the breathless predictions of catastrophe turned out to be largely or even entirely false.

The Blood Moons Hoax 
Back in 2013-2014, there was a great uproar about the so-called “Blood Moon.” Some reputable Bible scholars capitalized on Luke 21:25a: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars...” Another Scripture, Joel 2:31: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.” Revelation 6:12b concludes: “…and the moon became as blood.” The special alignment of the sun, earth, and moon caused the moon to appear extra red. For that reason, the interpretation was made: this is the sign of the end. It was not.

What About Coronavirus?    
The news headlines continue to mount, trumpeting alarm as the hours and days go by. While this is not the fulfillment of the Scripture we read above, “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth…,” there is definitely a perceptible panic; not by individual nations only, but this time globally.

A glimmer of hope comes from Israel:

Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release.
“Congratulations to MIGAL [The Galilee Research Institute] on this exciting breakthrough,” Akunis said. “I am confident there will be further rapid progress, enabling us to provide a needed response to the grave global COVID-19 threat,” Akunis said, referring to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
-www.jpost.com, 27 February 2020

From many other countries, we hear that medical scientists are fervently at work to clearly identify the virus and produce a vaccine.

The End of the World According to Bible Prophecy
Let us look at examples in Holy Scripture to better understand the times before catastrophe breaks out.

Joseph is an excellent example. The story is well known and need not be repeated here, except for a few brief sentences. Joseph was sold as a servant by his own brothers and ended up in Egypt. After initial success, he was arrested and imprisoned innocently. One day, Pharaoh had a dream which no one could interpret for him. Genesis 41:15 testifies: “And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.” He told Joseph his dream: that he saw seven fat cows, followed by seven lean and ill-favored ones who ate up the seven fat ones. Similarly, he told Joseph about corn stalks: seven good ones, and seven “thin, and blasted with the east wind” ones. The thin, blasted stalks consumed the good ones. 

Here is the lesson: the first seven years brought tremendous prosperity to Egypt, apparently as never before. When it came to food production, they built gigantic silos and barns to store the overabundance of grain. What happened at the end of the seven-year prosperity? Catastrophe, poverty, hunger, and for most Egyptians, the loss of their property. 

Sodom and Gomorrah Example
Most of us know the biblical story of Lot. Abraham and his nephew grew quite rich and powerful. Genesis 13:7a reports: “And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle.” Abraham, the older, gives Lot first choice: “Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left” (Genesis 13:9). Verse 10 testifies: “And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.” Lot chose what he saw to be best for him: a country rich in vegetation, perfect for his ever-growing herd of animals. That’s prosperity. How did it end? In catastrophe.

Much later in history, the prophet Ezekiel gives us a back view. Ezekiel 16:49 reads: “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” Indeed, fullness of bread and abundance of idleness clearly testify to prosperity galore.

Laodicea Example
In the New Testament, we read of the church of Laodicea: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17). 

When you have increased in goods and have need of nothing, that is prosperity. The church of Laodicea had it made, but quite obviously they did not realize that destruction and judgment were standing at the doorstep.

The Epitome of Evil
Revelation 17:5b reads: “Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth” (Revelation 17:5b). This speaks of the last global society. Prosperity is self-evident: “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow” (Revelation 18:7). That will be fulfilled just before judgment is executed.

Regardless of what happens on planet earth, fulfillment of Bible prophecy relating to the Great Tribulation will only take place at the epitome of peace, security, and prosperity. That is in the works today. While there are many places on the earth experiencing war, civil conflict accompanied by suffering, starvation, diseases, etc., we must realize that it was much worse in the past. 

Take Europe, America (North and South), Australia, and New Zealand; they are experiencing peace and prosperity like never before. 

Asia is arising; a recent report showed that communist China is producing more millionaires than the United States. Africa at this time is a continent often in turmoil, but with immense natural resources; they too will be integrated into the successful, peaceful, and prosperous new world that is to come.

World Hunger Decreasing 
Someone may now question these statements, because of the horrendous news being published on a daily basis, which leads to the conclusion that things are getting worse. Well, they are not. A number of respected organizations clearly document that wars have decreased globally. Even crime figures are going down worldwide. Regarding hunger, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation insists that by 2035, world hunger will be eliminated. In the US, for example, life expectancy at 1900 was only 43 years; today it has reached the 80-year mark.

The website iflscience.com writes: “While 216 million fewer hungry people over 25 years may sound like a modest reduction, and 800 million is still a depressing figure, there is cause to be hopeful for the future as this drop was achieved in spite of the globe gaining an extra 80 million humans per year.”

According to the document named “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015” (SOFI), in developing regions the proportion of undernourished people, or those not eating enough food to lead an active and healthy life, has almost halved since 1990, decreasing from 23.3% of the population to 12.9%. 

Global Communication 

Another often-overlooked contributing factor is social media fanning the flames. How dangerous is the coronavirus? For those who have been infected, and families whose members have died due to the disease, it’s a great tragedy. However, that can also be said for the annual flu. Since 2010, a Google search reveals that between 12,000 to 61,000 influenza deaths were recorded each year in the USA. 

Historic Epidemics 
The worst and most devastating epidemic was the Black Death plague in Europe in the 14th century. An estimated 75 to 200 million died. Since then, many other epidemics have been recorded throughout the world. Smallpox, with over 400,000 casualties annually at the end of the 18th century in Europe. In 1918, the Spanish influenza epidemic killed 17 to 50 million worldwide. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), the Bird flu, Ebola, leprosy, polio, etc.—there is no end to the horrible suffering of humanity due to these mentioned and unmentioned diseases throughout history.

Definition of coronavirus:
“Any of a family (Coronaviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses that have a lipid envelope studded with club-shaped projections, infect birds and many mammals including humans, and include the causative agents of MERS, SARS, and COVID-19”
-www.merriam-webster.com

Difference between Coronavirus and COVID-19:
“Experts refer to this coronavirus as the ‘novel coronavirus,’ meaning it’s a new type of coronavirus that was not previously known or understood by health experts. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.”
-www.huffpost.com

COVID-19 Danger:
“So just how dangerous is COVID-19 and how worried should you be? The simple answer is we do not know enough yet and will not know until more data becomes available.

“On 16 March 2020, China’s national health commission reported 82,000 infected, 69,000 recovered, and 3,231 deaths.”
-www.aljazeera.com

Our Take
It is not within our field to discuss, advise, or recommend behavior of individuals or communities. We are being inundated with that information from various officials and news sources around the world. Suffice it to say: keep clean, keep your distance, and live as normally as you can.

Coronavirus Will Be Conquered 
When we look at statistics and graphs from the World Health Organization, major diseases have been conquered and even eradicated due to the discovery of vaccination and the birth and growth of the field of immunology. Thus, we can say with assurance that coronavirus will also be conquered. The success of medical science, high-quality food production, general improved comfort in both home and the workplace, etc., have contributed to amazing long life expectancy. 

The Ultimate Deception
Deception cannot be accomplished at the barrel of a gun, but with good things which people desire. Every government on planet earth always promises the people more freedom, more prosperity, more security, and less taxes. Has any nation on planet earth achieved that goal? The answer is a resounding no! Politicians need not keep their promises.

Yet, according to prophetic Scripture, there will be peace, prosperity, and security. How, where, and when? We have to look to Scripture to get an answer. The assumption that the world is made up of over 200 sovereign nations, free to act independently, is in reality a great deception. Why? 

Let us begin with Matthew 4:8-9: “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” That’s a strong statement; it is the devil, Satan, Lucifer, the great dragon, who is in charge of planet earth. Actually, he is called the god of this world in 2 Corinthians 4:4: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” That throws cold water on the often-repeated mantra, “In God we trust.”

What is his plan? The answer is very simple: to replace the real Prince of Peace, the real Savior Jesus Christ, with his Antichrist. Ultimately, the Jews and the rest of the world will accept the fake christ. Remember what Jesus said to the Jews, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5:43). Antichrist means instead of Christ, the one who attempts to replace the real one. This Antichrist, with his helper the false prophet, is Satan’s masterpiece. 

Someone may protest, “We are a Christian nation.” That sounds good, but there is no such thing. The Bible does not indicate nor give room for such an establishment. So, why does Satan own planet earth? Here we must again consult Scripture. “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). Since “all have sinned,” and “There is none righteous, no, not one,” then the prince of darkness, the god of this world has us safely in his clutches. However, there is one escape, and only one: faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who accomplished the remission of sins, or as we read in John 3:15: “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

Why Coronavirus?
This epidemic is just one of the many tools to bring about world unity. Global finance and global merchandise are already an irrevocable reality. Those who have been excluded from the global family, such as Cuba or North Korea, seem to often have difficulty just feeding their population, much less competing in the global economy. While many of the previously mentioned epidemics have been limited to certain groups of people, or have relatively kept within certain borders, today’s coronavirus is truly global—no exceptions.

Medical science is feverishly working to find a cure, or at least stop the spread of this virus. And, as already mentioned, they will find one. But, from that moment on, the world—at least on the epidemic control level—will be more united than ever before. We can be sure that another virus will come up after coronavirus, and for all we know, it may be much worse.

Who Rules the World?
Debates are unending, opinions are multitude, and politicians the world over argue until they are blue in the face, because each and every one thinks they are right. It matters not whether it’s democracy or communism, socialism or capitalism, dictatorship or monarchy; all are subject to the god of this world. Why? As already mentioned, he who sins is of the devil. Since all have sinned and continue to do so, all are servants of the prince of darkness. But, again I add: there is an escape. I must realize my sinful and lost condition, and as such, ask for forgiveness, for mercy, and for grace from Him, of whom is written, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Demonic Forces at Work
Chapter 10 of Daniel reports Daniel’s fourth night vision; we read the following in verses 11-13: “And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.”

Who is the “prince…kings of Persia”? They cannot be Daniel’s enemies, because he was part of the government. These are invisible, diabolical forces; princes and kings who ruled the nation of Persia. Against those Michael, the chief prince of God’s kingdom, fights. It is helpful to read Ephesians 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Similar forces are in charge of all the countries in the world today; there’s no exception. When we realize this fact, we appreciate our salvation much more, because there is no future for your country or for mine. There is no hope, there is no peace, there is no eternal salvation for any nation. They are all, without exception, ruled by these dark powers headed by the god of this world, Satan himself. What will be the end? “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” (2 Peter 3:12). But that is not the end for believers in Jesus Christ the Lord, for the next verse reads: “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).

Invisible Demonic Forces
We read the following in Revelation 16:13-14: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” Note carefully, it talks about the earth and “the whole world.” That is what has happened throughout human history, and is now racing toward the goal: world dominion by demonic forces, who will inspire the population of planet earth to worship their own handmade image—the image of the beast.

Lucifer at Work
For the first time in recorded history, we literally see “the whole world” being affected by the coronavirus. This fact fits perfectly in Lucifer’s plan, of whom we read in Isaiah 14:12-14: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” The Tanakh reads, “Oh shining one, son of dawn,” and Luther translates it, “thou beautiful morning star.” These three verses expose Satan’s master plan. He wants to be equal to God; he wants to be the morning star. Thus, the coronavirus is an excellent opportunity to unite the world more closely.

The Most Important Question
This leads us to the most important source on life and death: the Bible. Here the following Scriptures: “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10). This means 70 to 80 years. That is actually our expiration date; once we have reached 70, the road downhill goes quicker. Upon hitting 80, we feel it and know that our time is at hand. Acts 17:26 makes this statement: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.” That’s why Psalm 90 instructs us in verse 12: “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

Coronavirus will one day be history, just as all other diseases, but that does not change the fact that each human being on planet earth is subject to the eternal Word of God: “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

Note: the above is not medical advice. Please follow the recommendations of public health officials and take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this disease.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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