THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS
Dear brothers and sisters on the Lord; I refer you
all to Mark 13:4-8:
And the disciples came to Jesus and asked:
"Tell us, when shall these things be? AND WHAT SHALL BE THE SIGN WHEN
ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE FULFILLED?
"And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive
"For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive
"And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled:
for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be
"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: AND
THERE SHALL BE EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERSE PLACES, and there
shall be famines and troubles: THESE ARE THE BEGINNINGS
OF SORROWS." (Mark 13:4-8)
Recently we sent out a report on the earthquake in
Haiti, and we received a number of replies which took us to task regarding
the somewhat comforting words contained in verse 7 above: "... be
ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end
shall not be yet;" but in doing so, they are being very cavalier
about the warning here.
question that the disciples asked is, WHEN WILL
ALL THESE THINGS BE FULFILLED? The reply that Jesus gave
His disciples was that THESE particular things – i.e. "earthquakes
in diverse places, etc." – do not BY THEMSELVES signify that
the end is imminent; that is to say, that the end will occur on an IMMEDIATE
basis – and for that reason – and for that reason alone – one should not worry:
THERE IS STILL TIME TO PREPARE ONE'S SOUL FOR WHAT IS TO SHORTLY COME TO
But what Jesus does say – which should be a cause for some concern - is this:
"THESE ARE THE BEGINNINGS OF SORROWS"
– specifically, an enormous increase in earthquake activity.
This phrase – i.e., the "BEGINNING OF SORROWS"
- is not some "happenchance" phrase; it has a very significant
BIBLICAL meaning. We refer you to the NEW ANTIPAS
PAPERS, Part 2, Chapter IX, "The
Course and Character of the Last Days."
No! – These earthquakes do not mean that the END itself
has come – but one should be very concerned that we are entering
that specific time-frame that the Bible refers to as the BEGINNING
OF SORROWS (see below):
"And as he (Christ) sat upon the mount of Olives,
the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell
us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the
sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed
that no man deceive you
THE SEVEN SEALS
1st half of 70th Week
i.e., the Tribulation)
1,260 days, 42 months,
"time, times and half a time"
"For many shall come in my name, saying, I
am the Christ: and shall deceive man.
"AND YE SHALL HEAR OF WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS:
see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must
come to pass, but the end is not yet.
"FOR NATIONS SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND
KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines,
and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
"ALL THESE THINGS ARE THE BEGINNING
"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted,
and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations
for my name's sake.
"And then shall many [who have merely professed
to be Christians] be offended, and shall betray one
another, and shall hate one another.
"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall
"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of
many shall wax cold.
"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same
shall be saved.
"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached
in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and
then shall the end come.
"WHEN YE THEREFORE SHALL SEE THE ABOMINATION
OF DESOLATION SPOKEN OF BY DANIEL THE PROPHET STAND
IN THE HOLY PLACE (WHOSO READETH, LET HIM UNDERSTAND)
"Then let them ... flee ...
2nd half of the
1,260 days, 42 months,
"time, times and half a time"
"For then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION
[the second half of the Seventieth Week] such as was
not since the beginning of the world to this time, no,
nor ever shall be [again].
COMING OF CHRIST
End of the
Rapture of the Saints
"Immediately after the tribulation of those
days [the second half of the Seventieth Week] shall
the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her
light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of
man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the
earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming
in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory,
"And he shall send his angels with a great sound
of a trumpet [the trumpet spoken of in I Thess. 4:16-17:
'For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with
... the TRUMP of God and the dead in Christ shall
rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall
be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet
the Lord in the air.'], and they shall gather his elect
from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other
(Matt. 24:3-16, 21, 29-31).
THE SEVEN VIALS
The Wrath of God
New York, NY - A major Earthquake hit Chile today.
A major 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck 200 miles southwest of Santiago ...
It is estimated the Chile earthquake today was 1,000 times more powerful than
the earthquake that struck Haiti in January. Reports on twitter say the Chile
earthquake today was felt as far away as Japan and Argentina ... The Pacific
Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Chile and Peru. A lesser Tsunami
warning was issued for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Antarctica.
They said a Tsunami could hit Hawaii later in the day.
The Chilean earthquake today struck at 3:34 a.m.
local time and was centered about 200 miles southwest of Santiago, at a depth
of 22 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Reportedly this 8.8 Magnitude Chile earthquake today,
February 27, 2010, will rank it among the top 10 most powerful earthquakes
All this in addition to the 7.2 earthquake that hit Japan yesterday:
SEVERAL YEARS AGO – IN AN ARTICLE ENTITLED, "FEARFUL
SIGHTS AND GREAT SIGNS FROM HEAVEN" – WE WARNED THAT THESE
EVENTS WERE BEGINNING TO OCCUR – AND WOULD CONTINUE ON INTO
THE FUTURE IN A CASCADING
SERIES OF EVENTS. THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY.
ALSO, PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE, "HERE
COMES THE JUDGE! WITH FIRE IN HIS EYES AND DARKNESS UNDER HIS FEET."
IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS WITH THE LORD.
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