For many people the 9.0 earthquake in Japan, the ensuing Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown and spread of radioactive debris across the atmosphere, teamed with the Arab uprising in several countries, has caused a great pause in our questions for tomorrow.
What is coming next? Where is all this leading? What does the Bible have to say about these events and are they an indication that we are living in the Last Days?
In the last part of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus began to explain what the conditions of the world would be like in the final days.
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?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And 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. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
The disciples wanted to know when the last days would arrive and what would be the signs of Jesus’ return.
The last days would be characterized by a great time of Deception.
Many will come and claim to be the Christ.
There will be many wars and rumors of wars.
There will be Famines, Pestilences, and Earthquakes in various places.