Commentary By: Gordon King
There is a flu epidemic upon us, according to the CDC there have been 51 out of 54 jurisdictions in the United States that have reported cases of either regional or widespread cases of the flu just this past week!
Here are just a few of the headlines:
There have been 37 reported cases of children in the U. S. dying from the flu this year alone. The main culprit is the Influenza A H3N2 strain, which is more deadly than other strains and is more difficult to control. I have read that the vaccine against this strain is only 10% effective.
Most of you probably know of someone who has contracted the flu this year, and some of you may know of someone who has died from it. I personally know someone that I worked with who was sent to the hospital who suddenly became ill, she died in the intensive care unit, this happened just a few days ago. The good news is that I know she had a close relationship with the Lord! Did she contract the flu? I am not certain, however I believe that it was most likely the flu.
My point in all of this is that Jesus told us that in the end times just before His return we would see specific signs happening in the world, one of these signs was pestilence!
I believe that the pestilence He was referring to was just what we see happening today all around the world. Diseases and viruses that spread easily, that have no cure, that have the power to kill.
The signs are here folks, staring at us right in front of our face! They are all around us, not only around us but happening to us and the ones that we love!
There is only one way out, only one way to make sure that your eternity is settled, and that way is Jesus Christ! None of us know what tomorrow will bring, or today for that matter! We may not have the privilege of seeing another day, of being able to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Don’t wait until tomorrow to do what you should do today, for tomorrow may never come.
Do not harden your hearts to God, for the more you harden He will blind your eyes and make you believe the lies. He will give you over to delusions and a debased mind.
The truth is that we all have been appointed once to die and then the judgment. Once we die we will either go to heaven or hell, no in-betweens. There is but one name by which a person must be saved, and that name is Jesus Christ!
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.“
Look around you at what is happening in the world today, and tell me you have the answer other than what is written in scripture, and I will tell you that you have been deceived!
You may say that there have been epidemics such as these before, they are nothing new, and I will tell you that they are not new but they are getting worse! They are not only getting worse but happening along with other fulfilled prophecies which make them very significant to the times that we are now living in. They are prophecies coming to pass combined with other prophecies also coming to pass, such as the rebirth of the nation of Israel, deceptions in the world, increased natural disasters of biblical proportions, lack of self-control, increased civil unrest and violence. These are the times, the days just before the return of Jesus Christ to earth!
As believers we are to have faith that what God said would happen would actually happen, and it is. But not all prophecy has been fulfilled yet, there is much more to come and it will!
Listen to the world or listen to God, follow the leading of the flesh or of the Spirit, the choice is yours. As for myself I choose to follow the Holy Spirit!
If you have not yet been saved, if you have not been born again then I strongly urge you to do so now! It’s very easy, believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, repent of your sins, ask Him to forgive you and to be your God, ask Him to save you and He will. Click on the link below and read about it. Don’t put off today what you may not be able to do tomorrow!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!