End times expert Michael Snyder says there is little doubt that the challenges the world has experienced over the past few months—especially with the coronavirus—are going to get tougher going forward.
But the good news for believers, he says, is that God has not abandoned them, and that His children can lean upon His grace and mercy to endure the tribulations that lie ahead of them.
COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc, and unemployment numbers are skyrocketing. More trials are forthcoming and life as usual may be completely different, he says, but there is reason for hope.
"Things are going to be crazy and not completely back to normal and times will be tough," Snyder told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "Economic activity is going to be down for a long time and we're going to be in a recession—many believe will be a depression. There's going to be hard times, but the good news is that some prophetic voices are saying that this pandemic is going to pass and there is going to be a window of opportunity.
"I would encourage everyone to take advantage of that window to say, 'OK, I wasn't prepared for coronavirus, but I'm going to get prepared for the worst things that are coming because it's a perfect storm.' There's going to be one crisis after another. If there is a window later this year, take advantage of it. Get prepared. Not because we're gloom and doom, not because we're afraid, but because there is hope in getting prepared. There is hope in understanding that God is in control.
"He knew about all of this in advance. He has a plan not only for our nation, not only for the nations, but for you and your family. And God will bring us through this. I believe the greatest hour of the church and the greatest harvest of souls in the history of the world is ahead of us. We've got to fix our eyes on Jesus and realize that this is part of what God has for us and seek His grace and mercy. God's not going to disappear. ... He is not going to abandon us. He is still with us. You don't want to miss out on all the amazing things that are coming."
For more of Michael Snyder's thoughts about the state of what's happening in the world, listen to the entire podcast.
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