Deadly tornadoes, wildfires, the coronavirus, and now the worst locust swarm to hit Africa in decades – do all of these plagues and natural disasters mean that the biblical “End Times” are upon us?
Many think that is the case!
The worst plague of locusts in 70 years is currently ravaging East Africa, endangering economies in a region heavily dependent on agriculture for food and security. In recent days, the infestation has hit South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, having already decimated crops throughout Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called the situation “extremely alarming,” and Egypt could soon be invaded as they head northbound along the Red Sea.
Scientists are pointing the finger at climate change, blaming rapidly warming waters in the Indian Ocean off Africa’s eastern coast becoming the perfect breeding ground, but Biblical writer Mark A. Kellner has another theory.
He said, “Rarely since the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt has the African continent seen such a sight, locusts swarming throughout Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.”
Kellner is referring to the Plagues of Egypt – a story depicted in the Book of Exodus in which God inflicts 10 disasters, or plagues, on the Egyptian people after the Pharaoh refuses to accept Moses’ demands for the Israelites to be freed from their chains of slavery. Exodus 10:12-15 reads, “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that locusts swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail’.”
Kellner says there is another piece of scripture that shows this swarm proves we are living in the final days, and it comes from Matthew 24.
He told the London Daily Express that, “Scripture tells us that we are living in the last days, and during that period ‘nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” The passage goes on to say:
“‘And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. ‘All these are the beginning of sorrows.'”
Kellner believes the End Times signs are clear to see by just looking at today’s headlines.
What do you think? Are all of these plagues and disasters a sign of the coming apocalypse? Please reply using the comments below.