Jesus chided the Pharisees and Sadducees of His time for not being able to discern the times and seasons of their Messiah coming upon that generation:
When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? (Matthew 16:2–3)
Our book, DISCERNERS: Analyzing Converging Prophetic Signs for the End of Days, written by a number of outstanding writers and myself, points out that many people who are professing Christians today aren’t recognizing the lateness of the prophetic hour. This goes double for many of those who are pastors with responsibility of informing their flocks.
Even at this crucial hour, with many—as a matter of fact, most—church doors in America not open because of COVID 19, there are few warnings by Christian clergy of the storm that is approaching.
It is a tempest like no other. It is the time Jesus Himself foretold will be the worst in all of human history. He said it will be so terrible that if He doesn’t come back during that storm at the time He promises, all flesh on the earth will die.
He goes on to tell us what to do to avoid not knowing that great storm is approaching:
And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. (Mark 13:37)
That’s what we, as “watchmen on the wall,” dedicate ourselves to doing. We watch for signals of that great Tribulation storm that is surely coming.
In that regard, we’ve put out storm warnings—in the form of articles—for decades. As of late, the flags are waving—almost standing straight out—in winds blowing in from the seas Jesus spoke of in prophetic terms:
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. (Luke 21:25)
Most watchmen on the wall agree that the coronavirus is a storm warning, an indicator that that great end-times turbulence is upon us. Some, who don’t accept that the Rapture will occur before the Tribulation, are saying we’ve now entered the last seven years of human history that immediately precede the Second Advent as recorded in Revelation 19:11.
We have not entered that horrendous era. We know this because our very Lord has told us the following:
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. (Revelation 3:10)
Jesus, of course, was prophesying to the Church, and He promises that we won’t enter that great time of testing. Paul the apostle tells us how Jesus will keep us from that Tribulation storm. (Read 1 Corinthians 15:51–55 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18).
While we are not in that terrible time that will wreak havoc on all of humanity, we are enduring precursor winds of that Tribulation era. This so-called pandemic is like a storm front of those hurricane-force winds that will soon blow full force upon the entire world.
Signals abound that those winds are increasing in prophetic velocity. For example, we can clearly see the economic system developing that Antichrist will use to enslave all the world with his mark-and-number system.
Talk of such a system is becoming almost routine among financial experts while economies of nations around the world plunge deeper into chaos. There must come a time when even the paper and metallic currencies must be done away with because they can transmit the deadly viruses that will continue to assault humanity. There must be developed—and soon—a system of buying and selling that will not threaten mankind with disease and death.
Antichrist, during the coming storm, will provide the supposed safeguard against the threat. But the cure will be many times worse than the diseases that might otherwise come against humanity. The Bible says the following about the Antichrist’s economic system:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:16–18)
Specific signals that tell us the system of complete control is on the way are blowing in the prophetic winds. One example is the matter of one of the world’s most famous globalist-multibillionaires working toward injecting identification chips through vaccines to deal with COVID-19.
Bill Gates recently stated on Reddit that “digital certificates” will be used to identify who received the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine. And these certificates will also be used to identify who can conduct business or not.
On March 13th, about a day after COVID-19 began shutting down the entire Western world, Bill Gates stepped down from the public board of Microsoft to “dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and climate change”. As the pandemic spread across the world, Gates became an outspoken and authoritative figure on the pandemic crisis, appearing all over mass media to share his views and recommendations.
A Reddit user named RemoteControlledUser asked this question:
What changes are we going to have to make to how businesses operate to maintain our economy while providing social distancing?
Bill Gates’ answer:
The question of which businesses should keep going is tricky. Certainly food supply and the health system. We still need water, electricity and the internet. Supply chains for critical things need to be maintained. Countries are still figuring out what to keep running.
Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it…
This concept of a “digital certificate” to store medical information (including vaccines received) and to grant access to rights or services was not a mere suggestion. It is part of a massive project that is propelled by a powerful group called ID2020 which is backed by the United Nations, the Rockefeller Foundation and…Bill Gates’ Microsoft.…
Simply put, ID2020 is looking to create a digital identification system that would store a wealth of personal information and that would go beyond the limits of national governments. The official website of ID2020 states that a global digital identity is necessary to keep track of refugees and ID-less people in developing countries. Of course, people in developed countries would be ID-ed as well…
[According to ID2020] Everyone should have access to a digital ID that enables them to prove who they are across institutional and international borders and across time, while giving them control over how their personal information is collected, used, and shared.
In an article published by ID2020 in 2018, [it was proposed that] vaccines are the perfect way to introduce digital identity to the world—especially infants. (“Bill Gates Calls for a ‘Digital Certificate’ to Identify Who Received COVID-19 Vaccine,” https://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/bill-gates-calls-for-a-digital-certificate-to-identify-)
The Tribulation storm front is approaching. The prophetic winds are blowing in our faces. It’s time to look up! (Luke 21:28)