Saturday, April 11, 2020

Birth Pains in the Bible – Coronavirus COVID-19 Series

Birth pains mean something is coming, leading up to something bigger. Birth pangs start small and grow in intensity and frequency until something is born. This is how God said disasters would come in the End Times. Is the Coronavirus COVID-19 a bigger, stronger Biblically prophesied birth pain? (Tweet that) Could this pandemic be an escalation in the pain of the birth pangs revealing the near-coming of the End Times?

In the last post we looked at the words of Jesus in Luke 21. Matthew also wrote about what Jesus said that same night about the End Times in Matthew 24. Because these chapters of the Bible, and also Mark 13, talk about the same event, these are called parallel passages.

In Matthew 24:7-8, Jesus says:

"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains."

Covid-19 and the situation in the United States of America and in the world is unlike anything we've ever seen before. We’ve seen plagues of various intensities. People today are talking about the Spanish Flu in 1918. But this is different. So many people affected. Entire countries shut down. It seems clear to me this is an escalation. (Tweet that) Do you agree?

If this frightens you, get to know God and his love for you and why he is allowing this in the world.
He is allowing this in the world in order to draw people to him. To make people think about him. To make people seek him out.

Consider this precursor or birth pang an act of mercy. God is letting us know something is coming, Something bigger. And he, in his mercy, is giving everyone an opportunity to know him before it comes. (Tweet that) What are you waiting for?


Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and need to be saved from the consequences of all my sins, which is death and punishment for all eternity. I cannot save myself from death. Today, I receive your gift of salvation and trust you as my Lord and Savior, so that I will spend eternity with you in heaven. Thank you, Lord Jesus! I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing the penalty for my sins on the cross and exchanging them for the gift of eternal life. Teach me how to live for you from now on. In Jesus’ precious Name I pray, Amen.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23, NIV)


The best thing to do is to learn more about God and the Bible and Jesus Christ. You can do this by reading the Bible. You can read the Bible free on internet sites. You can also download free Bibles on a Kindle or other reading device. If you would like to know more about what I'm talking about in these posts you might read Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Mark 13.

Then I suggest you start at the beginning of Matthew and read the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. For the ultimate book on the End Times, read Revelation.

Even if this Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a bigger, stronger birth pain, you don’t need to be afraid. (Tweet that)  Jesus is more powerful and, if you trust him, he’s got you in the palm of his hand – for all eternity.



Even if this Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a bigger, stronger birth pain, you don’t need to be afraid.

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