Megachurch Pastor Jack Hibbs mentioned COVID-19 is actual, however the world’s response to the virus is “demonic.”
Talking on the “Awaiting His Return” convention hosted by Behold Israel and live-streamed from Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Value, Texas, Hibbs preached about how being fearful in regards to the coronavirus is “not from God.”
“COVID is an actual illness and virus, however right here’s what’s demonic to me: there may be an unexplainable, unreasonable response to it that has not come from the virus,” Hibbs, the founding and senior pastor of the ten,000-member Calvary Chapel Chino Hills church in southern California, mentioned on the Bible prophecy convention held on Sept. 18.
“Critically folks, have you learnt the science? … There are flus and sicknesses on the market which can be worse, however no person’s speaking about them. No one talks about AIDS anymore. Extra individuals are dying from AIDS. Why not [talk about it]? As a result of it doesn’t match no matter agenda is happening. And family and friends, the agenda is religious. It’s a demonic doctrine.”
On the convention, Hibbs preached that COVID-19 has led to a “religious challenge” of concern that may be a “doctrine of demons.” He additionally pressured that Christians who find out about how God loves them shouldn’t be afraid of COVID-19.
“The demons are to deceive, and concern is the best energy. Why do you suppose the Bible says, ‘Good love casts out all concern?’” he requested. “When you already know that God’s coronary heart is about on you, you don’t should be afraid. … All of us get sick. Bear in mind, we used to get sick earlier than COVID. Folks used to die earlier than COVID.”
“Family and friends, the narrative is demonic to result in confusion, to result in concern.” Why? So you haven’t any hope,” Hibbs added.
The best hope for the believer, Hibbs continued, is the rapture of the Church. Christians, he pressured, mustn’t deny that Jesus will return within the rapture.
“Jesus taught the rapture. Jesus Himself, in John Chapter 14, Jesus began this complete factor. Jesus taught the rapture for a cause,” he mentioned.
“It’s crucial. Jesus Christ mentioned I’m coming to select you up,” Hibbs mentioned, asserting that the origin of the rapture has at all times been true and accessible, however many Christians don’t imagine in it.
Hibbs continued by sharing Scriptures written by Paul in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 4: “We who’re nonetheless alive and are left can be caught up along with them within the clouds to satisfy the Lord within the air. And so we can be with the Lord perpetually.”
“We who’re alive and stay on the coming,” Hibbs reiterated. “Paul the Apostle believed, as each technology is to imagine, that the Lord may come again for the Church at any second. It’s a doctrine that’s revealed in Scripture. To not be apologized for, however to be defended.”
For a lot of Christians, Hibbs mentioned, the rapture ought to present hope and function motivation, whereas additionally emphasizing that Christians can be tormented for having hope in Jesus’ return.
He defined that through the rapture, the our bodies that Christians know on Earth can be modified. However it isn’t a metamorphosis that may be thought-about reincarnation, he pressured.
“This hope is required greater than ever,” Hibbs mentioned. “You may’t be a Christian and imagine in reincarnation. The Bible teaches resurrection, which implies this molecular construction of who you’re goes to be resurrected or in the intervening time of the rapture, it’s going to be metamorphosed, it’s going to be modified, and this merely means … tweaked. … That is superb.”
Hibbs added that the Christian physique is known as being at “sleep” as a result of when Jesus comes again for the rapture, we can be “modified.”
“God goes to vary the sample or the construction of the molecular group that He has that makes up the physique or this bodily universe,” he described. “We is not going to inherit Heaven on this physique, like it’s. It’s bought to be tweaked. We will not all die, however we will all be modified.”
A real believer who believes that His Father is coming again for him at any time, Hibbs mentioned, will [become] “busy about his enterprise.” Figuring out that Jesus may come again anytime, he mentioned, ought to inspire Christians to “open their mouths, open their palms and ensure to like others by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
“If there’s no rapture within the Bible, I don’t know what Bible they’re studying,” Hibbs continued. “In a second; in a short while, some scientists say [in] ‘18 1000’s of a second,’ we will be modified. Isn’t that tremendous, with simply His finger, He’s going to go … boop, and He can change issues right away.”
Christians ought to learn their Bible to be prepared for the return of the Lord, he mentioned, as a result of “we’re all strolling as if it have been a effective line.”
“Don’t quit. Don’t lose your confidence. I would like you to maintain your eyes on Jesus. He’s approach on the market on the horizon. Don’t look too close to otherwise you’ll get all tousled, you’ll get too consumed with all the fear and all of the menace and all of the concern,” Hibbs warned as he concluded his speak. “Navigate towards Jesus. Get your armor on day-after-day … as a result of Jesus has set earlier than you an open door. Don’t deny His identify. Preserve His Phrase. And also you’re going to do effective. You’ll not fail.”
Different audio system on the “Awaiting His Return” one-day convention included Bob Pearle, senior pastor of Birchman Baptist Church; Barry Stagner, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel in Tustin, California; and Amir Tsarfati, deputy governor of Jericho and founding father of Behold Israel.