Signs of the Times: Shining Bible Light on Current Events
The Lord has wrought many blessed judgments in the world this week which can be seen plainly by any who have been given eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand by the gracious hand of God. “Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” (Ezekiel 12:2) This entire world is a rebellious house! Therefore, the Lord, the God of Israel, is punishing the people of it! Let’s view some of this week’s judgments from the proper perspective:
This week, coronavirus continues to torment this world by the will of the Almighty God. The total known cases nearly equal 5.4 million and the total number of known deaths are approaching 350 thousand. Almost 100 thousand of those deaths have occurred in the united states, and this nation along with this world continue to wallow in their sin and mock the God of creation. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” (Galatians 6:7-8) You sow to the flesh, and so you reap corruption. Without the grace of the Lord there is only sin and eternal damnation. So repent and pray for mercy. “Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.” (Acts 8:22)
The Lord has also shown his wrath by sending a cyclone to India and Bangladesh this week. Cyclone Amphan killed more than 80 people in areas that were already having to deal with the coronavirus. This is the strongest cyclone ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal with homes, trees, and bridges washed away and strewn about by 100 mph winds leaving thousands without homes and no power or long-distance communication. This is yet another wonderful example of the power of God. This is not mother nature, and this is not an accident. “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” (Deuteronomy 32:39) This verse clearly conveys the almighty and all-seeing nature of God, and there is nothing that any man, child, or beast can do about it. If you are the Lord’s, then trust that He will do as He wills. “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” (Psalms 56:11)
The Hungarian parliament voted this week to ban people from legally changing their gender to stop transgender and intersex people from changing their gender on identity documents. Many considered this a violation of their human rights and would cause more discrimination towards them. However, their government stated that this “does not affect men's and women's right to freely experience and exercise their identities as they wish.” Although this is a step in the right direction, it is only a tiny step and doesn’t change the fact that you are enabling them to partake in their sin. Ban their blatant proud sinning because sin is death! “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:15) Woe to you who have hardened your hearts against the Lord and His word. The destruction of this world is imminent; you must believe on Christ, repent of your sins, and seek the Lord with humility. “For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.” (Zephaniah 2:4-5)
Repent or Perish!