The Bible promises that the end of all suffering will come through Gods Heavenly Kingdom – or Government. It will remove sorrow, sickness and death from humankind this is stated clearly at Revelation 21: 4; “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
- When will this happen?
- How much longer must we wait?
When on earth Jesus explained when the Kingdom was coming, and how we would know. He presented a list of signs we need to identify as we approach a period the bible calls “the last days”
The “sign” is detailed in Matthew 24: 7, begins with War on a large scale (in one place after another). There have always been wars reported in history, so this series of wars has to be different to everything that has gone before. In 1914 the whole world was described as joining the “Great War” (the war to end all wars)! Sadly once WW1 finished humanity careered towards WW2 and another Global Conflict, the 20th century was literally a period of one conflict after another. The 21st Century has continued along the same theme.
What next in “the sign”? Food shortages and famine, on a scale never before reported or understood. Almost 1 billion people are affected by famine and malnutrition across the globe.
The Beginning of the pangs of distress
Matthew 24: 8 uses that phrase in describing the sign – the beginning of pangs. Those first two signs are the prelude or introduction to the Kingdom. There are more signs that will mark the last days for an in depth review of the Sign of the Last Days