Saturday, April 11, 2020

The End Time Plagues

The Lord Jesus foretold that there would be plagues or pestilences in various places in the last days before He returns, and that is what we are seeing around the world today. He said, "And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven." (Luk 21:11)

Millions of beetles invade beaches of Argentina
One example of this in March 2016 is the black beetle plague of "biblical proportions" that has hit the beaches of Argentina. The bugs have come suddenly and covered the ground, baffling experts, and causing people to react in horror. Some are saying that this is a sign the end times are near.

Another example is the bark beetles that are decimating American forests. The problem is so enormous that the US Forest Service has launched an offensive against the beetles. They are consuming tens of thousands of trees. In fact, it is estimated that they can sometimes fell as many as 100,000 trees in one day.

A swarm of black-and-red seed bugs plagued the eastern Sierra Nevada area of California in August 2015. They were of the species Melacoryphus lateralis, and there were piles of them on the ground, which people had to use leaf blowers to clear away. They were getting into everything, including people's food, hair, and bodies.

In March 2013, around 30 million locusts swarmed the cities and farms of Egypt. In September 2013, a swarm of crickets invaded Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In August 2014, Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo experienced a plague of locusts that descended by the millions and blotted out the skies. In July 2015, swarms of grasshoppers and beetles over Knox County, Texas were so thick they were visible on weather radar. They were flying as high as 2,500 feet. Also in July 2015, plagues of locusts darkened the skies in Southern Russia and threatened crops there. Some were as big as a human finger and they came in clouds, which was literally frightening to the local people.



In the autumn if 2019 the African swine fever turned into a pandemic that began killing millions of pigs around the world. In February 2020 massive locust swarms once again invaded the African continent. It is the worst they have seen in seventy years. These swarms are the size of big cities. In one day, a swarm this size can devour the same amount of food as the entire population of Kenya. According to an expert, it can devour the same amount of food in one day as all the people in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Obviously this is threatening the crops of the countries in Africa that are being affected by the plague (see here). Also in February 2020, a massive bat-tornado plague that darkened the skies like a tornado began to severely terrorize Australia. In April 2020, CBN News reported that another wave of billions of locusts were invading East Africa, threatening devastation and starvation.

The prophet Habakkuk prophesied of the end times saying, "Before Him goes pestilence, And plague comes after Him." (Hab 3:5).

Coronavirus
The bugs are a form of pestilence and the viruses are a form of plague. For example, as of February 2020, a deadly coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected more than 4 million and killed 274,966 people worldwide (latest count here). Tens of thousands of new cases and tens of thousands of new deaths are being reported daily. The virus, which is reportedly a biological warfare weapon and more than ten times more lethal than the seasonal flu, has already spread to at least 202 other countries and territories, including the United States. The World Health Organzation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic. The US military is getting geared up for it as well. (For more on this pandemic, please see Coronavirus: Origin, Reason, and Remedy).

Moreover, the Ebola virus is another deadly plague that has affected places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa. It has been reported that infected people have been smuggled into the US through the Mexican border and secretly planted in certain cities, where they could spread the disease to others.

These things are happening in various places around the world just as the Lord said they would. Time is over. Get ready. Jesus Christ is coming back right away, but He is only coming for a holy people -- those living a holy life, so repent and prepare yourself in holiness to meet Him.

"Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame, Before the decree takes effect-- The day passes like the chaff-- Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you. Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger." (Zep 2:1-3)

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from the NASB. Photo of beetles courtesy TrendingFeed Youtube channel. COVID image courtesy Pixabay.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.  You may also want to read my other related posts:

The Land Mourns in the Last Days Coronavirus: Origin, Reason, and Remedy Are You Rapture Ready?
The End Has Come Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster The Seven Seals Being Opened in Real Time
Something is Going on in 2017 News Headlines Reflect the End Times Mark of the Beast (666)
The 311 Moment Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels

You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org

Friday, April 3, 2020

This Crisis Will Pale in Comparison to What's Coming

We are living in unprecedented times, experiencing things that none of us -- not even the elderly -- have seen in our lifetimes. There is the coronavirus pandemic with it's sickness, death, food and supply shortages, and draconian measures being taken by the government to contain it. There are also other end time plagues that have been happening around the world, as well as the worldwide economic turmoil.

Life as we once knew it has been transformed into what many are now calling the "new normal". The world as you knew it is over. TruNews reported that "National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease Dr. Tony Fauci has warned that the world may never 'get back to normal' after the coronavirus pandemic."

Just when you felt like you've had enough of this chaos, and you thought it couldn't get any worse, all of this will pale in comparison to what is yet to come upon the earth. Let me show you what the Scriptures say. For example, the prophet Amos said:

"Woe to you who long for the day of the LORD! Why do you long for the day of the LORD? That day will be darkness, not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light— pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?" (Amo 5:18-20).

That's what I mean when I say it is going to get worse. It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him. Amos went on to say:

"I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and He said: 'Strike the tops of the pillars so that the thresholds shake. Bring them down on the heads of all the people; those who are left I will kill with the sword. Not one will get away, none will escape. Though they dig down to the depths below, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens above, from there I will bring them down. Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, there I will hunt them down and seize them. Though they hide from my eyes at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent to bite them. Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword to slay them. 'I will keep my eye on them for harm and not for good.'" (Amo 9:1-4)

Now is the time to seek the Lord and give Him glory, as the prophet Jeremiah said:

Give glory to the Lord your God
    before he brings the darkness,
before your feet stumble
    on the darkening hills.
You hope for light,
    but he will turn it to utter darkness
    and change it to deep gloom.  (Jer 13:16)

Closing Words
There is no escape from the judgment of God that is coming. Some of the things you can expect to see next are a military invasion of America, as well as World War III. There will also be more cataclysms as the Scriptures clearly said must happen (Mt 24:7; Lk 21:9-11), such as famines, asteroids, tsunamis, a shifting of the earth's magnetic poles, power outages, and more. We are now entering the time of great shaking, when God is shaking everything that can be shaken. These are all signs of the times. Jesus Christ is coming back very, very soon.

The only answer is to turn back to God in repentance, stop doing the things of the world, pray and ask God to forgive you, putting your faith in Jesus to save you. Whether you already know the Lord or not, this is what you should do. Those of us who know Him should repent daily and ask Him to purify our hearts, removing everything from us that is displeasing to Him, and make us ready for the rapture. Only the blood of Jesus can protect us from the wrath of God and save us.

Soon we will see Him coming in the clouds and only the holy will be caught up to meet Him there. He is coming for a Bride that has made herself ready, who is without spot or wrinkle. Pray the Holy Spirit would fill your extra flask with oil, as the five wise virgins did (Matt 25:4). Always be on the watch. Pray that you will be able to stand before the Son of Man when He comes and escape all these things that are coming to pass (Lk 21:36). May we all be counted worthy when He comes. Those who miss it will be left behind to go through the Great Tribulation, which will be like hell on earth. That's why I am writing to you this message to help you get ready before it's too late.

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from the the Holy Bible NIV, copyright Zondervan, user by permission. Image courtesy Pixabay.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.  You may also want to read my other related posts:

Dreams and Visions: Tsunamis, Asteroids, Nuclear, Earthquakes, Chaos Coronavirus: Origin, Reason, and Remedy Are You Rapture Ready?
Darkened Skies in the Last Days The End Tim Plagues The Seven Seals Being Opened in Real Time
The Land Mourns in the Last Days Rapture Dreams: Jesus is Coming Soon! Mark of the Beast (666)
The 311 Moment Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ Synching Up the Seven Seals with the Gospels

You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org