I have often thought about Yeshua’s words, “As in the days of Noah;” “As in the days of Lot;” describing the time of His return.
And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. Luk 17:26-30
In the days of Noah, in the days of Lot, life was good. The economy was prospering, people were buying and selling, marrying and giving in marriage. When Lot went to his sons-in-law to warn them to flee, they laughed at him, life was so prosperous and peaceful.
So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking. Gen 19:14
But for the past 30 or 40 years, the end time teachers say, every time things take a downturn in the world, that the end is nigh. People look for the Lord’s return in the bad times, but not the good times. This is why I believe this era of pandemic so-called, this era of economic crisis is not the time of Yeshua’s return. It is not like the days of Noah or Lot. I think these times of downturn that we have been experiencing at the hands of the global elites, are to wake up the Church.
Peace and prosperity will return, and people will stop looking for the coming of Yeshua. During those times of peace the Church needs to be about its business of bringing in the fields white unto harvest, the great harvest prophesied by the Feast of Tabernacles ingathering at the return of Yeshua. I believe there will be a Pax Americana that will facilitate this global end time harvest, just as in the age of the apostles there was a Pax Romana that allowed believers to travel to the edges of the known world unmolested, to evangelize.
And then the end will come.