By Greg Laurie
"Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
One question people have been asking me rather frequently is whether COVID-19 is a sign of the last days.
I would say the answer is yes. Now, the word pandemic is not in the Bible. That’s a modern word. We do, however, find the words pestilence and plague mentioned many times in the pages of Scripture.
In the Bible, pestilences and plagues always were a form of judgment. And Scripture does tell us that in the end times, there will be horrible diseases that will come upon the planet. There also will
be earthquakes and wars and rumors of wars.
We are not in the Great Tribulation period yet, but Jesus said that as we get closer to His return, it will be like a woman in labor. As she gets
closer to the time of delivery, her labor pains will become closer together.
So as we see more of these big events, we can recognize them as signs of the times. He said, “Now when these
things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28 NKJV).
Maybe today you’re afraid of the afterlife. You’re not sure
that your life is right with God. If you want God to forgive your sin, if you want to know that you’ll go to Heaven when you die, and if you want to be certain that when Christ returns, you will be ready to meet Him, then you need Jesus in your life.
Simply say, “Lord Jesus, I know that I’m a sinner. I believe that You’re the Savior, and I ask You to forgive me my sin. I want to be ready for Your return. Come into my life, Jesus.
I ask it in Your name, amen.”
Jesus will give you the meaning of life on Earth, and He will give you the hope of life beyond the grave.