Our focus will be on the 3 warnings before second coming of Christ. There are more events that will happen other than these 3. The 3 events we will talk about are in Matthew 24.
- Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom.
- There shall be famines and pestilence.
- There shall be earthquakes in divers places.
Before we dive deeper into these three warnings let’s back up on what is happening now.
The Coronavirus World Wide Known as Pestilence
The coronavirus is monopolizing the news. And it is something to take very seriously. But there are other things going on that are just as devastating. This should not surprise anyone who says they are a Christian. Jesus emphatically warned us, here, we will have trouble (John 16:33).
Job 5:7 KJV Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Trouble belongs to us. It comes as surely as the sparks from a fire go up. Trouble includes pandemics that have happened before this one. And millions of people died. What makes this different?
3 Warnings Before Second Coming of Christ
Jesus gave us events that must occur before His second coming. But understand, there are no signs that signal the rapture of the church. God is warning that Jesus Christ is returning. For some this is a warning. To Christians this is looking expectantly for their Savior.
Matthew 24:7 KJV For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
The 1st Warning, Nation Will Rise Against Nation and Kingdom Against Kingdom
There is fighting happening now. At the same time threats are being made from 1 nation to another. This will eventually lead to the whole earth being engaged in war.
In an article by Israel Hayom there are talks of nation (Iran) against nation (Israel). There are many out there but we choose this one.
“With the chaos of the coronavirus, will Iran take advantage of Israel’s perceived weakened state to attack through proxies? Iran may perceive Israel’s military as being unable to call up masses of reserves or send large groups of civilians into close quarters in rocket shelters due to coronavirus restrictions. Will Iran attack? – israelhayom.com
This article goes on to say “it is very complicated.“
What we are hearing is rumors of war (Matthew 24:6-7).
The 2nd Warning, There Shall Be Famines and Pestilence
Pestilence has caused societies to come to a stand still. This is effecting our economics which will effect our ability to buy food. There are locust eating crops (video) that would have been food for many many people. With that happening we are currently experiencing a pestilence called coronavirus.
“Amid worldwide concerns over the new coronavirus, an age-old but now “extremely alarming” problem is developing in several countries that represents “an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods” as the start of growing season approaches for these parts of the world, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.” – ktvb.com
During the Tribulation hunger and death by starvation will become normal says Matthew 24, Luke 21:11, Revelations 6:8 to name a few. Food is going to become scarce and expensive.
The 3rd Warning, There Will Be Earthquakes In Diver Places
There is no doubt earthquakes have increased in size and activity. They are beginning to happen all over the world.
“OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Three small earthquakes have been recorded in New Hampshire and Maine since Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck an area near the upstate New York city of Glens Falls on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.” apnews.com
More earthquakes were reported including earthquakes that happen in the expected places. I listed places that are not known for earthquakes. Why? Because earthquakes are going to begin to happen back to back everywhere.
This Is Like A Grain Of Sand On The Beach Compared To The Tribulation
There is plenty of blame going around as to who is responsible. But Psalm 50 makes it clear God is in sovereign control of the weather, the insects, and all aspects of the universe. Does this mean God is to blame? No. Remember we live in a world that is hostile to life. Everything is dying because the payment for sin is death.
Time is near when God will judge the earth. Things leading to that time are lining up. Nothing is slowing down. This includes the push for unity which is another way of saying one world money, government, and religion.
Is There Hope To Escape The Great Wrath of God?
Romans 5:8 KJV But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.