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The Coronavirus: Were We Warned?


Nostradamus was a French predictor, possibly a prophet who said something about a “twin year” when life would change for the whole Earth. I am no expert on the writings of Nostradamus, but I know he lived almost five hundred years ago. If he told us something about a pandemic in our time, we should pay attention.

One big problem with the writings of Nostradamus is that they are cryptic, like a puzzle. It is possible to say now, that he wrote about something in our times. It is also possible to interpret what he said in some other way.

If Nostradamus was a prophet, he did not communicate clearly to us so that we could hear his warnings, and protect ourselves. A warning that we don’t understand until after the event is mostly a curiosity.

And then there is Bill Gates. He is a wealthy man who seems to be concerned about the welfare of his fellow humans. With his wife, he operates a charity that does good things around the world, and he has the reputation of a good man who cares about us. That is a good starting point.

Another possible prophet is a man who spoke as a prophet. David Wilkerson was a famous preacher who worked in gang infested neighbourhoods in New York. I remember the movie about him “The Cross and the Switchblade.” In my church, going to movies was discouraged, but that movie was shown in our church and most Christians knew his story.

David Wilkerson died in 2011, so anything he said about our virus plague was an early prediction. Some people claim that he spoke these words in 1986:

“I see a plague coming on the world, and the bars, churches and government will be shut down. The plague will hit New York City and shake it like it has never been shaken. The plague is going to force prayerless believers into radical prayer and into their Bibles, and repentance will be the cry from the man of God in the pulpit. And out of it will come a third Great Awakening that will sweep America and the world.”

READ: Did David Wilkerson give a prophecy about a plague in New York City back in 1986?

The problem with that prophecy is that some of his relatives and friends say they never heard him speak those words. The quotation is from a note made by one person who had lunch with David Wilkerson. The person who made the note is apparently an honest man, who is unlikely to invent a story about something that never happened.

It is likely that David Wilkerson spoke those words to his friend, thirty-four years before now.

If those words are a prophecy, sent from God to warn us, we have one problem. We didn’t hear the words until it was too late. Apparently, someone found the note after that outbreak had started. It wasn’t really a warning, but it might be a confirmation, and it might be a warning that other things, even worse, could happen to soon.

And that is what we have for prophecies about the Coronavirus Pandemic; cryptic messages that seem to match what is happening, intelligent predictions of concerned leaders, and things that we only remember now.

So, what is clear? Is there anything we can know about the future? Does God still speak? In my experience, one thing is very clear about the future, and it comes from God.

It’s about me, it’s not about the whole globe. I learned in my your life, that God cares about a tine particle on this Earth, me. I can know what I should do, and what will happen if I do or don’t. If e all listen, and obey, the whole world will change.

We should all know this prophecy:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

So, were we warned? Yes, one at a time. We may know what will happen next in this world, or not; but we can clearly predict our own future, and that can spread to our family and friends.

I hope you can learn that truth in these disturbing times.

Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6: 31 to 34)

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