Do you ask: Why is this Pandemic such a trial?

There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name. This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus. Revelation 14:11-12

​Our current predicament calls for patience. The God of grace, who has established a covenant with his children, hears your cry and responds with a series of visions collected in a book called The Book of Revelation (The Apocalypse of John). The message carried by these visions is simple: While at this moment the children of God suffer in a world where evil appears to have the upper hand, God is Sovereign and Jesus Christ has won the victory.

Yes, you suffer as a resident of this world that bears the imprint of Adam’s sin. Yes, you experience persecution as a light-bearer of the gospel, but God the Father will preserve and protect you as well as each one of his children so not one true follower of the Lord will be lost. In addition, Christ will achieve ultimate victory over Satan and his hosts when he judges and punishes the wicked.

So, hold on. Don’t give up. Remain faithful to your calling as a child of God. Live by faith, not by sight, for your Sovereign Lord has defeated Satan. You will reign with Christ, for the kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Sovereign Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ which will be very evident at the Second Advent of Jesus to this earth with all His angels on Judgement Day!

The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4;16–18