Jesus’ followers asked him:“When will these things be, and what will be the sign ofour presence and of the conclusion of the system ofthings?” (Matthew 24:3)Jesus’ reply, along with other inspired writings after hisdeath, tells us what could occur when God’s time toend suffering was near. Let’s compare the prophecies below with conditions and attitudes prevalent today.
Global warMatthew 24:7 -8“For nation will rise against nation and Kingdom againstKingdom, and there will be food shortages andearthquakes in one place after another.And these things are the beginning of pangs of distress.”Revelation 6:4“And another came forth, a fiery-colored horse; and to theone seated upon it there was granted to take peace awayfrom the Earth so that they should slaughter one another;and a great sword was given him.”
Famine and DiseaseLuke 21:11“And there will be great earthquakes, and in one place afterthe another pestilences and food shortages, and there willbe fearful sights and from heaven great signs.
Revelation 6:5-8“And when he opened the third seal, I heard the third livingcreature say “Come!” And I saw, and, look! A black hors; and theone seated upon it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I hearda voice as if in the midst of the four living creatures say: “A quartof wheat for a de-nar-i-us, and three quarts of barley for a de-nar-i-us; and do not harm the olive oil and the wine.”And when he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of thefourth living creature say: “Come!” and I saw, and, look! A palehorse; and the one seated upon it had the name Death andHades was closely following him. And authority was given themover the fourth part of the Earth, to kill with a long sword and withfood shortage and with deadly plague and by the wild beasts ofthe earth.
Ruining the EarthRevelation 11:18“But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrathcame, and the appointed time for the dead to be judged,and to give their reward to your slaves the prophets and tothe holy ones and to those fearing your name, the smalland the great, and to bring ruin those ruining the earth.
Lovers of money2 Timothy 3:2“For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self– assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient toparents, unthankful, disloyal,”
Disobedient to parents2 Timothy 3:2“For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self– assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,unthankful, disloyal”
Lovers of pleasures rather than loversof money2 Timothy 3:4“betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lover ofpleasures rather than lovers of god, ”