Watchman on the Wall?

by Barry Setterfield, April, 2020

World Events and COVID 19

After a month or so of the Coronavirus, Covid-19, the world economy has already been severely affected and restrictions on individuals by governments around the world are unprecedented.  How long this situation will continue, we are not sure. However, it is in this context that, in the closing days of March 2020, two articles were published that outlined some possible consequences. The first was some key comments made by the former Labour Prime Minister of the UK, Gordon Brown. ‘The Guardian’ quoted those comments here.

The headline read: Gordon Brown calls for global government to tackle coronavirus. Gordon Brown went on to say "there was a need for a taskforce involving world leaders, health experts and the heads of the international organisations that would have executive powers to coordinate the response." He said the UN Security Council, the International Monestary Fund, and the World Bank should be involved also.

So these globalists (those planning on setting up one world government) may take this opportunity to set up the machinery to coordinate governmental action worldwide for both economic and medical reasons. They may push this to see how far they can go, and then back off waiting for the opportunity to introduce the real thing, or this may, in fact, be it; we do not know their full plan. Already many restrictions are in place and cell-phones are being used in Israel to track individuals who have the virus. The security forces monitor their movements and if they go out of their houses, they are arrested and fined. Under these crisis conditions, many governments may be ready to coordinate their efforts for both economic and medical reasons.

In this regard a mechanism has been discussed which will allow those who have been vaccinated, or had the virus and recovered, to work and mingle freely with other such individuals while the (infectious) rest are confined. The technology comes from Bill Gates and was noted in news outlets and here during March 2020.

The 'digital certificates' mentioned are quantum dot tattoos supplemented with Bill Gates' brainchild ID2020. This article in the above URL states: "As for ID2020, to see it through, Microsoft has formed an alliance with four other companies, namely; Accenture, IDEO, Gavi, and the Rockefeller Foundation. The project is supported by the United Nations and has been incorporated into the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals initiative.”

This will allow a 'clean' workforce to operate without restriction and 'clean' families to go about their normal business. The economies of nations around the world will then recover, but a global economy and workforce will have been established. To monitor all that information, the 5G communications network being set up around the world will be a necessity for massive data transfer from all the individuals involved.

As mentioned, this may just be a trial run to see how far they can go, or it may be the real thing. Only time will tell. But the Bible warns about a coming global economy, global government and a mark on our hand or forehead which allows us to buy, sell, get a job, trade etc. This system will cause the fury of the Almighty to be poured out upon the earth with natural and supernatural disasters over a 7-year period. But the genuine Christians have the promise that they will be caught up to be with the Lord before this plan goes into full effect.

So whether it occurs sooner, or some little time later, is immaterial. The fact that we can see world events moving in the Biblically predicted direction in the near future shows our time is close for the Lord to catch us away. That ‘catching away’ event, that some call he Rapture, is outlined in detail in 1Thessalonans 4:15-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-58 and referenced in Luke 21:36, Revelation 3:10 and Zephaniah 2:3 etc. In addition, Isaiah 24 lists off conditions very similar to what we are experiencing now (& may be repeated later) in vesrses 1-11. Then verses 13-16 may be the Rapture when the righteous are glorified. Those verses seem to imply a sort of 'lockdown' of the population with everyone in their own homes, and not venturing too far into the streets. This would be a perfect situation for theRapture to occur (whether now or later) and for those left behind to be unsure of just what had happened orwho was missing. Then follows the 7years of Tribulation 16b to 20. This is followed by the return of Christ and His Millennial reign on earth (verses 21-23).