“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21)
Believe me, I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings! There’s plenty of that already going around!! My reason for writing is to give you a “heads up” for what is just “around the corner,” and then provide you with a way of escape:
The Gospel (read: “good news”) of Matthew tells us what’s coming to “a theater near you:” massive deceptions, more wars and rumors of wars (and that’s just the beginning of woes), ethnic antagonisms, famines, earthquakes, killings, hatred, betrayals, plenty of lawlessness, and much more! Only after that, the end will come. You can read about all of that in Matthew 24. It hasn’t happened yet, but it’s accelerating by the hour! The worst 7 years in all of human history have been predicted by God Himself (Matthew 24:35); and since they have not taken place yet, that means that they are on their way! Have you checked the news lately?
But all is not hopeless or lost – – there is a way to escape the coming nightmare! And here is the GOOD NEWS: For those who will seriously place their faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, they will be removed from the earth to meet Him in the clouds of the air before the calamities begin (I Thessalonians 4:17)! This is man’s (read: “YOUR”) only hope. It’s either heaven because of and to Jesus Christ or be here when literally “all hell breaks loose!” You don’t have much time to call upon the name of the Lord, the Messiah. Do so now, if you want the eternal life that He alone gives. Religion, philosophy, money, friends – – none of these will help or save you, only God’s Son can and will do so if you call upon Him! SO, once again I ask you, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?