Topic — Natural Disasters And Conflicts: Signs Of The End Time
The abundance of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, landslides, tornadoes, cyclones, floods, etc. in diverse places is a sign of the end time.
SCRIPTURE: For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Matthew 24:7.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The abundance of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, landslides, tornadoes, cyclones, floods, etc. in diverse places is a sign of the end time.
In our previous studies, we have looked at quite a number of signs of the end time. Drawing attention to these signs is very crucial at a time like this. All the signs of the end time we have seen so far are pointing to the fact that the end is very near. There is a need to increase our dedication and passion for God so we are not taken unawares by rapture.
Today, we shall yet consider two more signs of the end time:
The abundance of natural disasters (Matthew 24:7).
Today, natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, landslides, tornadoes, cyclones, floods, etc. are on the increase in many parts of the world.
Sometime ago, we heard of the outbreak of wild fire in California, USA as well as in Australia.
In the year 2005, there was the Hurricane Katrina that ravaged the east coast of the United States of America, especially New Orleans. It destroyed property worth 125 billion dollars and caused the death of one thousand two hundred people.
This is small when compared with the Tsunami of the Pacific Ocean that happened around Japan. It was a little crack under the earth in the ocean that lasted for only six minutes but it caused fifteen thousand, eight hundred and ninety-nine deaths from the displacement of water that gushed out and engulfed a whole territory. About six thousand, one hundred and forty seven people were injured, two thousand five hundred and twenty-nine people were declared missing. Resources worth three hundred and sixty billion dollars were destroyed by just six minutes of slides in sea water.
Before now, one hardly hears of natural disasters but they are more rampant these days because we are in the end of time. The devil knows that his time is short and so, he is doing a lot of overtime.
Beloved, though you may hear of these disasters, they shall never come near your dwelling in Jesus’ Name.
The abundance of conflicts and crises in the earth.
Another sign of the end time is the abundance of conflicts and crises in the world (Matthew 24:6). The end time is a time of great upheavals, chaos and unrests. Today, ethnic, communal, religious and political crises and violence have ravaged many parts of the world. We heard of Iraq/Iran War that lasted for many years. What about the Gulf War, Israel under threats from Iran, the Arab Spring Revolution, and the civil unrests in that region including the protracted Civil War in Syria? Sectarian violence and terrorism are on the increase. We live in days where you hear of wars and rumours of wars as if the world is already engulfed in the third World War. These widespread conflicts, crises and wars are signs of the end time.
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Beloved, we are in a season where we need God more than ever before. My counsel is, take your refuge in God.
Remember this: The abundance of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, landslides, tornadoes, cyclones, floods, etc. in diverse places is a sign of the end time.
Go through today’s message again.
Be sensitive to the signs of the end time and ensure you are ready for the rapture.
PRAYER: O LORD, I thank You for the Word to me today. I receive the grace to be ready for Your coming, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: We live in a very wicked world, a world with an escalation of wickedness especially as the devil knows that his time is short. As you open the pages of newspapers each day, all you see is the multiplication of evil. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 34-36
AMAZING FACT: Not only human beings, but koalas also have unique finger prints.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: You and everyone connected to you shall never be a victim of the disasters and crises in the world in Jesus’ Name.