HERE IT IS?
The devastation, confusion, division and hatred caused by the COVID virus, cannot leave any Bible believing Christian with any doubt that Satan is behind all of this, in one way or another.
“Is this the end of the end times?” is a question many are asking. Jesus, in replying to the question of the Pharisees concerning the coming of the Kingdom in Luke chapter 17, said:
21 You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.” Luke 17:21 (NLT)
We are all still asking the same questions. When will it come and what will be the signs of the coming of the Kingdom?
With all the chaos of COVID over the last eighteen months and the earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, what do we make of these events and are they indeed the signs of the end of time?
More importantly, what are we to do about it? The Kingdom does not come with signs to be observed, Jesus notes in this passage in Luke 17. The notion that its coming will be marked by some cosmic display, is challenged. He is changing the Pharisees’ expectation that they may point here or there and declare that
they have found it, because the Kingdom is “in their midst” or “within their reach.”
The Kingdom hope is present in His presence and given its proximity, He suggests we should not be wasting time or effort in trying to determine where it might be located.