John Paul Jackson prophesied that we were going to face pandemics in the end-times. He warned that two pandemics were coming. One was going to cause fear and then another one would come that would cause an enormous amount of deaths.
I have posted before about three “Kansas City Prophets” who were all buried on 2/22. The dates of their deaths and the date of their burials is a message to us, I believe.
(Bob Jones died on Valentine’s Day in 2014. His life message was “Did you learn to love?” John Paul Jackson died on Ash Wednesday in 2015. Ash Wednesday is a day of prayer and fasting. Paul Cain died on February 12, 2019. Paul had been a part of the Latter Rain Revival which began on February 12, 1948.)
John Paul, who prophesied this pandemic, died on Ash Wednesday. It gets its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
In 2 Samuel 24, we read that the Lord sent a plague on Israel and seventy thousand died.
This plague was a result of David’s pride in numbering the fighting men. When David saw the angel who was striking down the people, he said to the Lord, “I have sinned; I, the shepherd, have done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Let your hand fall on me and my family.”
The prophet Gad told David to build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah. David went to him and Araunah wanted to give it to David free of charge. David insisted on paying for it because he would not sacrifice to the Lord something that had cost him nothing.
When David did this, the Lord answered his prayer in behalf of the land and the plague on Israel was stopped.
Many have associated the number 2/22 (the date of John Paul’s burial) with Isaiah 22:22. That passage is about the key of David and having authority. David was an example of “the new government of love.” (King Saul, on the other hand, was insecure, threw spears, and was building a monument to himself.)
If we want to see this plague stopped, I believe we have to repent of pride and arrogance. We have to stop “the pointing of the finger” and casting slurs on our fellow man. We have to repent of sowing division. We have to learn to love. Love is kind, it is not rude, it does not boast, and it does not keep a record of wrongs. Love never fails.