Coronavirus: Dare To Preach About Perilous Times

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NKJV Strong’s) “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

I was alerted to a prophetic end time preaching from David Wilkerson made back in 2009. These are perilous times we’re living in. The Lord always warn people before the events come.

I’ve seen on video some of these preachings just a few years ago, right around the time that David Wilkerson was killed in an auto accident in Texas. The Body of Christ was robbed when he passed. I learned that he was a close friend of Leonard Ravenhill.

Just recently, as my wife and I were driving around in Brooklyn, we’ve noticed that Brooklyn has changed drastically. So much so that in Clinton Hill on the corner of Gates and Clinton Ave, Teen Challenge no longer exists.

Decades ago, when the gangs were running in NYC, David Wilkerson was sent by the Lord from Pennsylvania to minister to gangs in NYC. Then he was moved by God to build a church in NYC. Times Square Church came on the scene.

At the time that he shared many prophetic insights into today, he was ridiculed, and lambasted. At the time that he was ministering, the prosperity of the US had been hit. It was the warning no one wanted to hear. He shared in 2009 that something would come that would shake the nation to its core.

In 2009, this was just after the start of the worst economic disaster this nation ever had. To an extent, it recovered. But it’s not a true recovery if you carry over 18 trillion dollars of debt. Even with the economic boom during the Trump administration, this nation tacked on 5 Trillion dollars of debt. The national debt today is 23 trillion dollars.

But tack on 7 trillion dollars of emergency funds to prop up this economy before it actually collapse under the weight of current debt. If no money comes in, it’s a matter of time before this and other nations will fold forever. Read Daniel chapter 2. The everlasting kingdom must come and nothing will stop it from coming.

Then Coronavirus hits. By the middle of this month, 10 million people will be without a job. Bringing the unemployment to 9.5% from 3.5%. The economic shut down of this nation effects the whole world. This isn’t the time to share conspiracy theories.

We’ve been warned and we didn’t take heed.

The other places of worship that preached good times, your best life now, prosperity, and hyper grace, these messages have no bearing in perilous times because we see that it didn’t prevent the calamity that came on this nation.

Anyone can preach healing when your whole. Anyone can preach prosperity when you’re rich. Anyone can preach forgiveness without repentance.

Some will declare that it’s not a calamity and that we will make a comeback.

Coronavirus is a pestilence according to Matthew 24.

The threefold things that Jesus said would come to signal the beginning of sorrows is upon the world.

“Great earthquakes, famines, and pestilences.”

This nation has been shaken to its core and its only the beginning.

Four states that has some of the most restrictive laws in the nation have been hit.

New York, Washington State, and California, New Jersey, and other states, in addition to conservative states. They weren’t exempt because of the compromise of abortion in its states.

What sin did we do?

You don’t have to look far. In 2015, same sex marriage became the law of the land. Apostasy or the defection from the truth to lies is in full swing. Pastors that once stood to preach the truth grew tired of staying with the truth of the Holy Spirit and is now speaking smooth words to tickle the ears of people.

Young and old, rich and poor, saved and unsaved are affected. Some pastors are choosing to preach smooth messages instead of calling the world to repentance. But the ones that don’t have access to the masses by way of TV are calling the masses to repent.

Repent is not a popular word. It reveals that sin against God was committed. It declares that one is sorry for breaking God’s commandments. Perilous times is a signal to the world that we need God more than ever.

The word “Perilous” means to reduce the strength.

This is why we didn’t heed the warning but the warning went to the whole world that the reduction of strength is coming. The strength of America is in its economic might. But it doesn’t just mean to reduce the strength, but also it means “difficulty” or “dangerous.” These are difficult and dangerous times.

But we’ve been warned.

The leading indicators that we need to repent is in the very things that Paul, by the Spirit told us what would happen. Not just the world but also the church. The Coronavirus has affected the houses of worship.

  1. For men will be lovers of themselves,
  2. lovers of money,
  3. boasters,
  4. proud,
  5. blasphemers,
  6. disobedient to parents,
  7. unthankful,
  8. unholy,
  9. unloving,
  10. unforgiving,
  11. slanderers,
  12. without self-control,
  13. brutal,
  14. despisers of good,
  15. traitors,
  16. headstrong,
  17. haughty,
  18. lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
  19. having a form of godliness but denying its power.

IF we or anyone outside of Christ have done and is doing any of these things, we are a part of the signaling of perilous times. These are the very activities that the Lord warned us about.

Another indication is false doctrine.

We’ve seen countless false doctrine come and many haven’t recovered from it. They’ve become peddlers of these things. Case in point.

Kenneth Copeland called Coronavirus gone by March 29th 2020. We’ve seen no evidence of this taking place because more people are acquiring this disease and more people have died since he gave that statement as a “prophet of God.”

Look at Deuteronomy 18:19-22 (NKJV Strong’s) “And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’— when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”

Some will say that this is OT, we live in the NT. This passage is the very thing that many will strike as non essential to today. But ask yourself a question.

Has what Kenneth Copeland said came to pass?

Many of you will say that he’s human, he’s allowed to miss it.

You see, that’s not the standard. God is perfect and man isn’t but if God speaks loud and clear, we’re obligated to speak what he said. Now if you want to continue to believe what he says, you’ve been warned and we’re not to give a man the benefit of the doubt.

The cry of the blood of babies aborted has cried long enough. This nation and other nations are being judged based on the end time signs just listed, and in accordance with Matthew 24.

These are the beginning of sorrows as a result of an unrepentant man and backslidden church.

We are on the verge of complete collapse. We’re watching smooth preachers not taking advantage to call the world to repentance. In fact, one man of God said that God isn’t mad at us that He loves us.

Psalms 7:11-13 (NKJV Strong’s) “God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
If he does not turn back,
He will sharpen His sword;
He bends His bow and makes it ready.
He also prepares for Himself instruments of death;
He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.”

There’s many professed believers that believe in the right to choose……..death for a baby. There’s many professed believers that are currently fornicators, adulterers, bisexuals, homosexuals, sodomites, pedophiles, drunkards, extortioners, thieves, apostates.

And there’s many pastors that refuse to confront these sins in the house of worship. But now we have a chance. We have a chance to change course. That’s what repentance is about. It’s the command to compel men to change course before it’s too late.

With the collapse that we’re on the verge of, even if we were to restart the economy in the US, with 23+ trillion dollars of debt, and the heavy debt of other nations, it’s clear that the whole world is experiencing the perilous times most feared by man.

Our job as ministers is to preach to the world to repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. IF we would just fall on our faces and repent, and ask the Lord to have mercy. To ask the Lord, in wrath, remember mercy. To call upon the Lord and seek grace in His face.

The world must know that when you provoke the Lord in sin, this is the consequences.

The time for preaching smooth message will continue, but turn away from them and be found on your face in repentance before the Lord. And tune into the fact that these are the end of the end times, the beginning of sorrows. That Jesus is soon to come.

We don’t know when Jesus will return, but it’s high time to awake out of sleep and pay attention to the perilous times we’re living in.

Published by The Minister's Crucible

The Minister's Crucible is designed to inform the Body of Christ about the inner workings of the ministry. The word Crucible from Latin, is "crux" where we get the word "cross" from. It also means a "metal container" where metals and other substances are melted or are subjected to higher temperatures, put to the temperature test. The Lord Jesus said "If any man desires to follow after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." Let's take up our cross and follow Him.

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