Jesus gave clear direction about the end times to come. Here are some of his statements from Mark 13, The Message
Jesus began, “Watch out for doomsday deceivers. Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities claiming, ‘I’m the One.’. When you hear of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don’t panic. This is routine history and no sign of the end. The nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Earthquakes will occur in various places. There will be famines. But these things are nothing compared to what’s coming.
“And watch out! They’re going to drag you into court. The Message has to be preached all across the world.
“When they bring you, betrayed, into court, don’t worry about what you’ll say. When the time comes, say what’s on your heart—the Holy Spirit will make his witness in and through you.
There’s no telling who will hate you because of me.
Stay with it to the end. You won’t be sorry; you’ll be saved.
“These are going to be hard days—nothing like it from the time God made the world right up to the present
Fake Messiahs and lying preachers are going to pop up everywhere. So watch out. I’ve given you fair warning.
“Following those hard times, they’ll see the Son of Man, his Arrival filling the sky—no one will miss it! I’m not just saying this for some future generation, but for this one, too—these things will happen. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out.
So keep a sharp lookout, for you don’t know the timetable. I’m saying it to all: Stay at your post. Keep watch.” (Mark 13:37, MSG)
So friend are you watching with excitement and joy or fear and trembling? That all depends on the choice you made about life’s necessity…the Christ.
Prayer-Give us your insight, Lord, and the wisdom to choose Christ today, without delay. Amen.