Is Coronavirus a Sign of the End Times?

by Greg Laurie on May 24, 2020

In this webcast, Pastor Greg Laurie shares a message from Matthew 16 titled “Is Coronavirus A Sign of the End Times?” in our Sunday Morning series at Harvest Christian Fellowship.

Sermon Notes

Did you know that “A stunning 43% of poll respondents said they believe the Coronavirus and resulting economic meltdown is a ‘wakeup call’ for us to turn back to faith in God.” In the span of 40 years, COVID-19 is the sixth infectious plague unleashed on the planet. You can freak out . . . or you can look up!


So what is the rapture? The rapture is when Christ descends from Heaven and we are caught up to meet Him. Though the word rapture is not in the Bible, the word harpazo is; it’s used 13 times in the New Testament. C.S Lewis said “A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.”

  • The word revelation means, “unveiling.”
  • It’s not God’s desire to conceal, but to reveal.
  • Talking about the Lord’s return makes us want to be closer to God.


  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16–18
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:7–8
  • Luke 21:26
  • Luke 21:8–11
  • Matthew 16:1–4
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13
  • Matthew 24:36
  • 1 John 3:3

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