W.A.P - Watch and Pray “Coming to a city near you” Meditate: Luke 21:25-27 - “distress of nations, with perplexity…mens hearts failing them for fear…” Revelation 13:15-17 - “…no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Your future is behind you! Sounds oxymoronic, but it’s true, think about it.
History: AD 66 - Cestius the Roman surrounds Jerusalem ready to lay siege to it - He retreats - Those who recognised the sign evacuated the city before a lockdown. AD 70 - Titus the Roman returns - No-one could leave - The city was destroyed AD 2005 - Hurricane Katrina - Mass evacuation before a lockdown - After the lock down nothing could enter or leave - it took 3 days for society to start feeling the pressure and seeing the cracks. Meditate: Ecclesiastes 1:9 “…no new thing under the sun.” The Coronavirus continues to wreak its have on our world and many are succumbing to the fear that this is the big disease that will wipe out humanity. But what if coronavirus is a means to an end, what would happen if the attention is shifted from the actual disease to a more panoramic view of the situation? What would we be able to see? Present: Watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-51787238 “Italy has placed up to 16 million people under quarantine as it battles to contain the spread of coronavirus. Schools, gyms, pools, and ski resorts will be closed and all events in "public and private spaces" suspended, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said. The drastic measures will last until 3 April.
Weddings and funerals have been suspended, as well as religious and cultural events. Cinemas, night clubs, gyms, swimming pools, museums and ski resorts have been closed. People have been told to stay at home as much as possible, and those who break the quarantine could face three months in jail.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRrjLwzyTLs Prophecy: Meditate: And then the great deceiver will persuade men that those who serve God are causing these evils. The class that have provoked the displeasure of Heaven will charge all their troubles upon those whose obedience to God's commandments is a perpetual reproof to transgressors. It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity. GC 590.1 Those who honor the Bible Sabbath will be denounced as enemies of law and order, as breaking down the moral restraints of society, causing anarchy and corruption, and calling down the judgments of God upon the earth. Their conscientious scruples will be pronounced obstinacy, stubbornness, and contempt of authority. They will be accused of disaffection toward the government. GC 592.1 Appeal: Hebrews 3:15 - To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts… Maranatha! ————————————————— Book Reference: GC - The Great Controversy