The "last days" began with Christ's resurrection, when Satan was formally deposed as ruler of earth. God made His kingdom available at that time.
Jesus tells us not to be troubled about the wars and rumors of wars, for they are like false labor pains. We are now at the beginning of sorrows.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are a terrifying image of impending doom. The hoofbeats of these fearsome figures can already be heard on the earth!
Death rides a ghastly pale horse and is accompanied by Hades. The Four Horsemen picture God's judgment due to man's rejection of His way of life.
Various famines in the last century were caused by the despicable cruelty, greed, and corruption of human beings, bringing about large scale death.
During the past century, the world has experienced 'practice contractions.' These birth pangs will increase until Christ returns to establish the Kingdom.
Are we really so certain these are the last days? How can we know for sure? What does the Bible give as evidence that the last days are here?
Martin Collins, acknowledging that people universally are curious about the future, asserts that prophecy is difficult and perplexing. Regardless of when Christ will return, we must be ready. False teachers, apostasy, and wars, as well as rumors of wars, will be a permanent part of the birth pangs ushering in Christ's Second …
When it looks like things are out of control, God is busily at work behind the scenes. If we replace anxiety with faith, God will grant us divine peace.