The time is coming, and it is soon coming, when life as we know it will be changed in an instant. This will be the beginning of the end of years.
Jesus told us that these things must come to pass, saying: “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours 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 divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:6-8).
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, standing where it ought not (whoso readeth, let him understand)” (Matthew 24:15).
“And when ye shall [SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES], then know that the desolation thereof is nigh” (Luke 21:20).
“Then let them which be in Judæa flee into the mountains. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:16-21).
“And EXCEPT THOSE DAYS SHOULD BE SHORTENED, there should [NO FLESH BE SAVED: BUT FOR THE ELECT’S SAKE] those days [SHALL BE SHORTENED]” (Matthew 24:22).
“[SO LIKEWISE YE, WHEN YE SEE THESE THINGS COME TO PASS], know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand; then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:31, 28).
“Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20). “It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD” (Lamentation 3:26).