Text: Matthew 24.
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 (verse 6).
God’s people are not to be troubled over the signs of the age. Our concern must be for the harvest of souls, the lost. Wars and rumors of wars can never be allowed to take precedence over the task God has entrusted to us: winning the lost.
Let nothing steal that goal out of your heart, mind and thoughts. Seeing the signs come to pass that Jesus talks of in this chapter, we know the end is drawing near. 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 (verses 7,8).
The beginnings of these sorrows are signs of the second appearance of Jesus. Famines rage in different parts of the world; deadly earthquakes and those of lesser intensity are frequently in the news. Killer storms bring great havoc.
Diseases have broken out in an epidemic form at various places. Many trials and disasters go into the beginning of sorrows, the beginning of the suffering, heartache and despair that is coming on the earth.
Finally, Jesus in Luke 21:26, describes a time of men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. People oppressed by world conditions will be stricken with heart attacks. God help us all live for Him………,
“Don’t be left behind”