Birth Pains

“All these are the beginning of birth pains.” (Matthew 24:8, NIV 1984).

My Musings – War, famine, earthquakes, and the pestilence that often accompanies them, have always been part of this fallen world. But when Jesus used the terms “beginning of birth pains” to describe end time conditions, the implications are abundantly clear. These calamities will increase dramatically in scope, intensity, and frequency before the end to such an extent that the beginning of the birth pains will be minor in comparison.

My Advice – If the wars, famine, and earthquakes that the world has witnessed over the last 100 years or so were no more that the “beginning,” imagine what they might become right before the actual “delivery” to Armageddon. If one can possibly imagine that.

But, “these [and other] things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” (Luke 21:9, NIV 1984). Don’t you think you ought to be ready before they begin in earnest?

Life was filled with guns and war.
And everyone got trampled on the floor.
I wish we’d all been ready.

Children died, the days grew cold.
A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold.
I wish we’d all been ready.

There’s no time to change your mind.
The Son has come, and you’ve been left behind.

— “I Wish We’d All Been Ready,” Larry Norman


Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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