“… when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you …”
Currently, many methods to help us make predictions about the future exist. However, more often than not, we are still caught off guard.
In 2008, after the global financial crisis broke out, Queen Elizabeth asked the economists at the London School of Economics why they could not predict it. The economists honestly confessed, “Financial wizards were guilty of wishful thinking combined with hubris.”Though there are many experts who make detailed analyses, foretelling things which have yet to happen is easier said than done. Despite having resources to track the possible occurrences of disasters, sometimes things happen too quickly to be noticed. We can draw an example from the sudden explosion of a meteor above Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013. At that time, the meteor whizzed towards our earth, undetected.We cannot know what will happen in the future. Yet, we still need predictions. This is so that we can make preparations.
Warnings give us time to seek solutions which can cushion the negative effects of a catastrophe. However, it is often received unfavourably. This is because nobody likes bad news.
Nearing the end of World War II, before America detonated the two nuclear bombs which would later end the war, they dropped leaflets from airplanes, warning Japanese citizens of the impending calamity. Unfortunately, many ignored the warnings, and, until today, we can still see the effects of the incident still lingering.
Thus, it is important to have the wisdom to distinguish true warnings and to act upon it. There is a perfect prediction which God gave to us—it is the words of the Bible.
So far, all the prophecies in the Bible are being fulfilled without missing even the slightest one. We should not ignore the remaining prophecies which are to be fulfilled in our age.
The Bible foretells unprecedented plagues, and God warned us with the will to save us.
Can We Save Ourselves?
Today, we can see many news reports or articles about men seeking their own methods to escape plagues, such as building doomsday bunkers, seeking other habitable planets, hiding in nuclear submarines etc.
Regarding this, the Bible prophesied as follows:
Instead of depending on temporary methods to hide from disasters, let us learn the true solution God taught us through the Bible.
The Seal of God
In our age, escaping from disasters fully depends on whether we received the seal of God. What is the seal of God?
God has put His seal on Jesus. In order to receive the seal (Jesus), we have to become one body with Him. Regarding this, He told us,
How can we eat Jesus’ flesh and drink His blood then?
Matthew 26:17-19, 26-28 … So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover … Jesus took bread … “… this is my body.” Then he took a cup …“… This is my blood of the covenant …”
When we keep the Passover of the New Covenant, we can become one body with Jesus who is the seal, and thereby, be sealed for redemption from disasters.
Sealed As His Own
God sets His seal on us, marking us to be “His own”.
Through the seal of the Passover, God makes us His own children, promising to shield us from all disasters.
God gave us predictions of impending disasters and showed us the sure way of protection. Let us have the wisdom to heed the warnings and to act upon it.