Signs of the End Times: Matthew 24:4-14
And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diversâ€™ places.
In pondering what to write as I try to provide words of encouragement during these troublesome times. My mind went back to a question that Jesusâ€™ disciples asked Him, what shall be the sign of His return and the end of the world? Todayâ€™s message is His answer to the disciples when Jesus told them what to look for as they like us today must remember that no one knows the exact time when Jesus will return.
First Jesus said that many will come in His name and deceive many, second, there will be rumors of wars, there will be nations against nations, kingdom against kingdoms, there will be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in places where they have never been before. Christians will be persecuted for the name of Jesus, but in spite of all these things the end is not yet.
The pandemic that the world is currently enduring is part of the pestilences that Jesus spoke of that would and is occurring before the end of time. If I could summarize the situation in one phrase it be would sin and a total disregard for God and His law. We see sinâ€™s manifestation in one form or another.
Let me encourage all, as believers are shielded by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. His blood covered a multitude of sins. Also, we as believers are protected under the protective shield of God almighty, and as we stand firm on the truth of His word it is our shield and buckler (Psalm 91:4). Yes, we may have to suffer with the rest of the world during this pandemic, but be assured that God is our refuge, our rock, He is our strength, and our salvation (Psalm 18;2). We can always go to the rock of our salvation. He will not hide from us; being true to His promise to never leave nor forsake us; therefore, take heart that God is in this storm with us and He will see us through. If you are not a believer, get in Christ and be covered by His precious blood.
We may have to endure some inconvenience, take this as God, and family time and renew our love for both.
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