Beginning of Birth Pain: Beginning of the end of Age.

Mathew 24 : Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

We may wonder why this pandemic followed by War in past Couples of years. As I was reflecting upon these events I remembered Mathew Chapter 24 , where Jesus predicted the signs of the end of Age. If we reflect upon this chapter almost all the signs are matching with the reality of today. Does that mean that the end of the World has Come? We are not sure of the end of the Age but one thing is sure that all these are the beginning of birth pains. When the birth pains start , they start much ahead of the delivery and these pains are the beginning and are mild but as the child birth is getting closer and closer the pain increases to the greater altitude.

There are three Spiritual things we must note of the signs i.e. Persecutions of the Faithful, preaching of the Gospel to the Whole World as testimony to all nations, False Prophets and False Messiahs. God is faithful and does not want a single soul to go in the hand of Satan. The Gospel of Good News comes by default to every soul as a saving power of God. It is for people to accept or deny the Gospel of love. On the judgement day the books of the living will be opened and there will be claiming of souls. Satan will claim his followers in this World and the people who lived the Gospel of love will be given eternal life. Many will try to defend themselves that they were ignorant or did not get the opportunity to believe in the Gospel , to counter this claim the Gospel must reach each and every person as a testimony. Every denial of the act of love is recorded in this Testimony and read aloud during the judgement Day.

Persecutions are the spiritual warfare which must happen when the Gospel of love is preached to the end of the Earth. The Evil in the World will be disturbed and become Violent and attack God’s people to take revenge, these are called persecutions of the faithful. We see the persecutions of the Early Christians , they were so severe that they could not show their identity as Christians. When the end of time comes these persecutions will be much more than of the Early Christians because the Goodnews is preached all over the World.

False Prophets and False Messiahs are already visible in our times. There are many people who claim themselves as Gods are false Messiahs. False Prophets are all those leaders who preach the Gospel and do not practice it.They are Wolves in Sheep clothes. Their main aim is Money, Success, selfishness and power. When the persecutions will come at the behest of the Gospel , these false Prophets will run away leaving God’s People in the hands of the Persecutors in order to save their life.

Who will be saved? The people who will remain firm in their faith till the end will be saved and will meet the Lord. What is firm in faith means to a faithful. If we have a trusting relationship with our Lord in all circumstances we will be saved ….rest everything will fall in line.

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