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Are The Latest Natural Disasters An "End Times Sign"?

Posted on Mon, May 19, 2008

Is the return of Christ closer than we think?

The headlines over the past few weeks are shocking to say the least....

-Over 34,000 dead in the Sichuan provence of China from last week's 7.9 magnitude earthquake, 29,000 still missing, 245,000 people injured - death toll expected to exceed 50,000 people (approximately the population of Wilson!).

-Myanmar Cyclone disaster exceeded $10 billion. More than 78,000 dead, Another 56,000 people are missing.

-Over 11 different occurrences of killer tornados have struck the US south and midwest since January 2008, taking many lives and destroying property beyond comprehension.


Is this rash of natural disasters just coincedence or are we drawing nearer to what some refer to as "the end times"?


In Matthew Chapter 24, Jesus in speaking of the end of the age said:

7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

Should Christian's be fearful in these times of turmoil? Should we worry that the end could be closer than we think? The answer is NO!


Jesus also stated in Matthew, Chapter 24:

36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father.


The Lord Jesus tells us not to be fearful, but to be "ready"! Again, from Matthew 24:

42 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come".


We should all wake with anticipation each day that "this day" could be the one in which our Lord returns!

We must continue to help the victims of these disasters thru our prayers and financial gifts and most importantly sharing the Gospel message with the surviving families. 

We must never, however stop "looking up"!


Maranatha! Even so, come Lord Jesus!


Are you ready...
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