10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
So likewise you, when you see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is near at hand.
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
While many people think they are ready for the return of Jesus, there are many still unprepared, uninformed, and simply don’t read their Bibles. Therefore, they will be easily mislead in the tribulations.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
However, the tribulations have to start before the return of Jesus! The 6th and 7th Seal has yet to be opened!
Before Jesus returns we need to go thru Tribulations!
- Start of tribulations a third of mankind will perish roughly 2.3 Billion people.
- Tribulations will be a period of 7 years, in this time another 4.7 Billion people will parish.
- End of Tribulations, Jesus returns.
Do your math, what will life be like during these 7 years of Tribulations? At best guess its been said only 10% of the population will be left for the return of Jesus. Do the math and ask yourself, will you be one of the many still unprepared, uninformed, and simply don’t read their Bibles? Or will you just be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; see more…
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
The Great Tribulation
The Soon-Coming Great Tribulation
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.