This is a pretty sad and messed up old world in which we are living these days. And while a global crisis might take us by surprise, it certainly hasn't taken God by surprise! In fact when Jesus lived here on earth He described what life on earth would look like prior to the second time He comes to earth.
It will be a time of great sorrow and suffering which the Bible calls 'the great tribulation'. Certain things are going to take place in those days and we see right in front of our eyes everything coming together ready to move as prophesied in the Bible.
A one world government, one world economy, and one world religion will be set up in direct opposition to God's ideal. Covid-19 has been used to push this agenda and it appears like we are on the threshold of these measures being put into practice.
One thing is for sure, and that is our world is never going to be the same as it was before this pandemic overtook the world.
The only thing that is stopping these things and many other prophesied events from happening right now is the presence of God's people!
One event MUST take place before all the 'players' can start their manoeuvres, and that is the promised coming of Jesus in the clouds to call His people out of this world to join Him in His Father's house.
Jesus told us: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Luke 21: 28. Wherever we look we can see everything coming into position ready and waiting for those coming events to begin. And none of those things can happen while God's people are still here.
This means that 'the blessed hope and glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ" could happen at any minute now!
'Perhaps Today' used to be one of those precious statements to remind one and all of the imminence of our beloved Lord's coming. Now I am inclined to add 'Perhaps Now!' Because I believe we are THAT close!