Today's global birth pangs are on fast-track now. They will increase in intensity as this generation draws closer to the 'start' of the final 7 Years. Once the 7 Year period itself begins, then today's birth pangs will turn into the 'perilous times' which the Apostle Paul talked about. [2 Tim. 3:1]. Jesus Himself clarified this in stating that 'birth pangs' will 'deliver' the final generation 'into Tribulation'. [Math.24:8,9]. Although the 7 Year Tribulation itself will be the most stressful period in history, it will grow progressively worse from the very beginning to its defined destructive 'end' in the last 3 1/2 years. [Dan.12: 6,7].
Soon, this generation will observe the 'start' of the 7 Year Tribulation by the 'signing' of a 7 Year Mideast Peace Agreement mediated by the man of sin. [Dan.9:27; Rev. 6:2]. Once this is executed, then Revelation shows clearly that today's declining global condition will immediately & drastically begin imploding.
Just inside the Tribulation, Revelation states that "peace is taken from the earth". [Rev.6:4]. This represents spiritual turmoil globally & is clearly the beginning of 'perilous times' worldwide for all people including Christians. The same verse also specifically shows that a 'great sword was given' to the 2nd rider ['red horse'] "that men should slay one another". This unmistakably indicates worldwide bloodshed at all levels ranging from various military actions to anarchy in the streets.
During this perilous beginning stage of the 7 Year Tribulation, Daniel & the book of Revelation [& other scriptures] portray the body of Christ as anointed to 'preach the Gospel' & as being 'those who have insight & give understanding to the many'. [Math.24:14; Dan.11:33]. Although an increase in persecution of Christians will also occur within the Tribulation [Math.24: 9,10] great comfort & strength will come to the body of Christ.
This will result from scriptural knowledge & understanding while witnessing the initial unfolding events within the 7 Year Tribulation period and knowing that Christ is near. Daniel confirms this by saying that 'the people who know their God will display strength & take action'. [Dan.11:32]. However, also at this time 'some will fall away from the faith' . [1 Tim.4:1; Math.25:1]. ~Rob Conrad
Perilous Times ahead... [2 Timothy 3:1]
[ Excerpt from 'End TIme Prophetic Insight' ]
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