Turn on the televion or radio; search the internet; read the newspapers or magazines and other media sources; and surely, there is a common denominator of events unfolding around this world: Fighting among countries; Power outages;Demonstrations; Earthquakes; Hurricanes or Typhoons; Desease outbreaks; Droughts and famines and the list goes on.
These events were foretold by our Lord Jesus Christ when he said:
“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” (Matthew 24:6).
“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]. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. [BUT HE THAT SHALL ENDURE UNTO THE END, THE SAME SHALL BE SAVED].
And this [GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM SHALL BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD] for a witness unto all nations; and [THEN SHALL THE END COME]” (Matthew 24:7-14).
“When ye therefore [SHALL SEE THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION], spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judæa flee into the mountains” (Matthew 24:15-16).
“And when ye [SHALL SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES], then know that the [DESOLATION THEREOF IS NIGH]” (Luke 21:20).
“[FOR THEN SHALL BE GREAT TRIBULATION, SUCH AS WAS NOT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD TO THIS TIME, NO, NOR EVER SHALL BE]. 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 24:21-22).
“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).
“But of that [DAY AND HOUR] knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).
“Take ye heed, [WATCH AND PRAY: FOR YE KNOW NOT WHEN THE TIME IS]” (Mark 13:33).
“[WATCH] therefore, [FOR YE KNOW NEITHER THE DAY NOR THE HOUR] wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13).