Today’s verse: 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.
Scripture: Matthew 24:1-14
Just like us the disciples also wanted to know what’s gonna happen in the future and asks Jesus about the same. Let’s see Jesus’ response to it.
Know the destruction (verse 1,2):
When the world trade center in New York was attacked and destructed on 9/11, the newspapers commented that we can only speak about the World Trade Center that was here. In the same way, Jesus told that the Jerusalem temple will be destructed (Micah 3:12). This destruction doesn’t talk about the coming of the Messiah. Because He talks about it after verse 4 only. Days are coming where all the beautiful things will be no more. Just think how many temples are destructed and fired. Let’s not live in ignorance about the time we are living at (Ephesians 5:15-17).
Know the signs (verses 3-8):
Jesus tells about the signs of His coming. 1). Deceitful preachings (verse 5), 2). Fights amongst the nations and families (India – Pakistan; Israel – Palestine) (verse 6) 3). Natural calamities (verse 7). All these are beginning of the end times (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3). We see all these signs today. All these are not just the fulfillment of the Word of God but also a caution to all of us. We also see a sign in verse 14 which is mentioned by Jesus at the end.
Know the disunity (verses 9-14):
We see how love is fading away through the disunity amongst our believers, ministers, and so on. Because many are selfish (2 Timothy 3:1-5) in their motives and actions, people betray each other and have enmity. Amongst all these, we should stand strong as a child of God.
Look around, take time and find out what are the end time signs you are seeing in your society today?
Give me the awareness and wisdom about the end times. Amen!