Signs of the End Times

No Fear
By Bayless Conley

People tend to worry in these days about world events. In Matthew 24:6-7, Jesus tells us this,

"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."

Jesus said, "When these things happen, don't be troubled. Don't worry. They must come to pass." Think about some of those things.

Earthquakes in various places. I have been told that around the world earthquakes are increasing both in frequency and in size. They are happening more and more, and they are getting worse and worse. It is a sign, my friend.

Jesus mentions pestilences—diseases without cures. Ring any bells? There are certain nations where it is reported that 50 percent of the population is infected with AIDS. It is rampant in many countries of the world. It is an incredible problem even in our own country.

Jesus points to famines. There is drought, which is causing famines, which is causing starvation around the world.

Then Jesus talks about wars, rumors of wars, nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom. You can't turn on the news without hearing about some terrorist attack. There are countries today aggressively pursuing nuclear capabilities. Nations are poised against one another.

The leaders of our nation and other nations make decisions that affect literally the whole world. It seems like the world is on fire! Things are hanging in the balance.

Our response? It should not be fear, but rather recognition that these things must come to pass before Christ returns!

Could it be Today?

As we looked at Matthew 24 and some of the things people worry about that are going on in our world—earthquakes, famine, pestilence, war, and rumors of war.

Now, it is easy to be concerned about these things, but earlier in that passage—in verse 3—we find out why we should not worry,

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"

Jesus was answering the question about the signs of His return, and what will point to the end of the age. That is why He said, "When you see these things begin to come to pass, it is not time to start worrying."

It is time to lift up your head because He is coming soon! Hallelujah!

Think about it. When you open up the paper today and read about the things happening in the Middle East, it seems like Bible prophecy is being fulfilled almost on a weekly basis. What a time we are living in!

Beloved, Christ is going to return, and from the way things are shaping up, it is not far off at all. I want to live like He is coming back today, and I want to plan and work like He won't be back for a hundred years.

But it could be any day.

Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready to meet Him? Think about it. Are you living in a way that you know when Jesus Christ comes, you won't be ashamed at His coming? I pray you will be able to look up with a joyful face and heart and say, "Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly!"

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Signs of the End Times:

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Andrea said...

Another wonderful post!!

Thank you so much for your prayers!

KrippledWarrior said...

And even if today is not the end of time for the world. It might be the end of time for each of us individually.

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