The End is Not Yet
Matthew 24:3-8, “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4And Yeshua answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various (in the Hebrew: ALL) places (simultaneously). 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Luke 21:11, “And there will be great earthquakes in various (in the Hebrew: ALL) places (simultaneously), and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.”
Matthew 24:9, “Then (the following occurs AFTER the beginning of sorrows) they will deliver you up to tribulation (the final 7 years of humanity on the earth as we know it) and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”
Yeshua showed His disciples (and us, His 21st century disciples) that there would be three general signs just depicting the beginning of sorrows, but these would not be the end, yet. The first group of signs would be that we would hear of wars and rumors of wars. Is that or is that not the daily news today? This first sign should lead up to World War III. We are close to seeing this sign fulfilled today. The second group of signs would be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in ALL or EVERY place at the same time. We seem to be getting closer to the fulfillment of this sign every day. The increase in this second group of signs is mind boggling when you check the earthquake tracking sites (here’s one: http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com) and see the drought in America. I just read that some plant-eating bugs actually thrive during a drought. Great. We are getting real close to the beginning of sorrows. Luke added a third group of signs that would be seen in the heavens, fearful, terrifying signs. I just read that the globalists may be triggering the volcanoes in Chile, just to cause ash clouds that block our vision of the southern heavens for years to come, so we cannot see the approach of Planet X, or Nibiru, or whatever you want to call it. Great. Maybe this is why the end comes on the world suddenly.
But don’t worry, the end is not yet. We are daily getting closer to World War III blasting forth on earth. We are daily getting closer to seeing earthquakes, famines, and pestilences everywhere all at the same time. We are daily getting closer to seeing Planet X, or Wormwood, or other terrifying signs in the heavens. BUT THE END IS NOT YET. Even once these signs do show up, we are only at the beginning of sorrows.
So keep believing, keep teaching, preaching, and healing the nations. Malachi 4:5, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh.” Some believe Elijah will show up in person, but Yeshua said that John the Baptist was the Elijah who was to come, so we just see preachers preaching with the same spirit and anointing as Elijah, calling the nations to repentance and faith in Yeshua. This has been happening for about 2,000 years now, but the end is not yet. A spirit of repentance needs to fall upon this world in order to see mass spiritual awakening and revival before the end does come. The Holy Spirit promises that this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached to all nations before the end comes. Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Revelation 14:6-7, “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—7saying with a loud voice, “Fear Yahweh and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.””
There is no time like the present to hear the Gospel, repent of our sins, and turn to Yahweh by faith in Yeshua, His Son, before the end does come upon us suddenly, like a lightening bolt from heaven. For when the end-time lightening from heaven does strike, it will be too late to repent. Today is the day of salvation, take advantage of time, while we have it.
Keep your peace in Yeshua, we’re not even at the beginning of sorrows yet, but we appear to be approaching those days with every breath. Trust Yeshua to keep you, to help you to endure, and rapture you at the right moment, so you will escape all these things.
Thanks to Tim McHyde for his balanced approach to end time prophecy.
Gene Benjamin II
August 11, 2012 CE