Coronavirus: Bible passage on ‘locust plague and epidemic’ sparks shock claim

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The passage is featured in the Book of Chronicles, a Hebrew prose of text featured in the Old Testament. It contains a story from Adam, some teachings from Jesus and a narrative of the history of ancient Judah and Israel until the proclamation of King Cyrus the Great. But, according to claims online, it also prophesied current events leading to the end of the world.

The passage being shared online reads: “Whenever I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat up the crops or send an epidemic on my people, if they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous again.

“I will watch over this temple and be ready to hear all the prayers that are offered here.”

According to claims, this extract is referring to the coronavirus, the current locust plague and the Australian wildfires which are still being contained in some areas.

On Monday, American artist Jeffrey Williams, known as Young Thug, shared the passage with his seven million followers on Instagram, with the message: “Pay attention children,” sparking thousands of comments.

When I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat up the crops or send an epidemic on my people.

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One response reads: “He held back rain in Australia, the locusts are eating up Africa, now the epidemic is the coronavirus, we living in our last days.”

Another added: “We’ve got to pray for better times.”

And a third claimed: “Welcome to Revelation.”

The same passage has also been shared countless times on Twitter, with users making reference to the same three recent events.

Currently, COVID-19 is a pandemic that has infected more than 200,000 people worldwide, amounting to 8,200 deaths.

The passaged talked about a locust plague
The passage talked about a locust plague (Image: GETTY)

Meanwhile, a plague of locusts which has ravaged through East Africa is set to descend on the Middle East in time for Passover.

Last year, the world watched in horror when hundreds of fires burned through Australia enhanced by extended drought.

But, there is no reason to fear just yet, according to Jeff Kinley, a biblical author, who says there will be many more signs before the Second Coming.

This week, Mr Kinley pointed to Revelation 6:8, which forecasts deaths all over the globe “by sword, famine and plague”.

The Australian wildfires started last year
The Australian wildfires started last year (Image: GETTY)
Coronavirus is a pandemic currently
Coronavirus is a pandemic currently (Image: GETTY)

He also added Jesus’ words about the events before the end times in Luke 21:11: “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”

Mr Kinley concluded: “I think he’s referring to a future time, I don’t think this is an actual fulfilment of that.”

He added that the Bible is very specific about what will happen before the End Times.

One major event, for example, is the ancient temple in Jerusalem is supposed to be rebuilt first.

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Written by: Callum Hoare

First published 19.03.20: https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1256940/end-world-bible-passage-chronicles-coronavirus-locust-plague-wildfires-spt

5 thoughts on “Coronavirus: Bible passage on ‘locust plague and epidemic’ sparks shock claim

  • 20th March 2020 at 8:32 pm
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    The world, we are so self evolved. We never have time for anything anymore we only and always on the phones computers or shopping or working . God has never left, he has been here waiting on us to listen and look for his word he wants to speak to us if only we would listen.I have been on a spiritual finding, because This world has been way to hard on me and i had to lose a lot to find who I am.People are not so scared of the famine as we think its more fear of not having food or water because others are in panic. As I walked in to Walmart the other day, I stood still grasping all the rush and fear around me, people need a reason to believe that the stores will not close that every thing will be okay. Remember that in the bible some one asked Jesus to prove him self , he replied you people of little faith! Churches need to be handing out free bibles right now , face book needs to teach his word in a moment like this.

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    • 21st March 2020 at 1:11 am
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      Amen. I pray for everyone to come to Jesus. We are in trouble. We need a wake up call. I feel terrible innocent people are dying from COVID-19. Its prophecy, it will come to pass. I prayer we do better as a human race. But everyone expects the government to take of it, like its something easy to do. Everyone needs to take time now and reflect. I know I am.

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  • 22nd March 2020 at 11:25 am
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    God’s great.. Amidst all this He definitely planned everything to happen the way it is and His will must have to happen somehow…
    What’s only left for us is to seek His face and stand firm in Him as we wait for whatever He’s planned to happen take place
    We should educate people about all this events and keep on in our faith of the second coming – which is almost 🙂

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  • 23rd March 2020 at 3:01 pm
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    HEAVENLY FATHER I COME TO YOU TODAY amid THIS CRISIS ASKING YOU TO HELP ME SO THAT I CAN SPEAK YOUR WORD BUT FIRST SHOW ME ALL I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I SPEAK. LORD, WE NEED YOU IN THESE TIMES WHERE THE ENEMY HAS MADE IT SEEM THAT THIS IS ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT AND NOT ABOUT YOU AND WHY YOU GAVE YOUR ONLY SON TO DIE AND RISE FROM THE DEAD SO THAT WE CAN HAVE SALVATION THRU HIM, LORD IN THIS VERY MOMENT I ASK YOU TO LET US SEE YOU AND NOTHING ELSE, LET US REMEMBER ABOUT ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR US AND DO NOT LET US FOCUS ON THE PANDEMIC BUT ON YOU, SHOW US TO TURN TO YOU BY PRAYING READING YOUR WORD THAT GIVES US WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY ALL OVER THE WORLD LET US COME TOGETHER IN PEACE. IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AND GIVE YOU THANKS FOR YOUR LOVE, MERCY, PEACE, AND GRACE WHICH IS ALWAYS SUFFICIENT. AGAIN THANK YOU, LORD

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  • 26th March 2020 at 1:58 pm
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    Why didn’t scriptures like the bible wrote about modern warfare and weaponryy? Because these prophecies always seem to occur in times where people are still ‘primitive’.
    And such prophecies can be done by anyone who has knowledge of nature science and maybe he can bring it upon humanity with help of other instruments.
    And why give prophecies as a God, if you already know the cause and outcome….

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