Perhaps there is nothing more fearsome for many Christians than the prospect of the end of days. The idea that life and the earth as we know it could one day come to a grinding halt to give way to God's judgment is nothing short of terrifying - but it should not be the case.
The Bible has been very clear about the signs that humanity would see on the final days leading up to the end times. There are also biblical verses that outline what man needs to do to prepare for this inevitable day when everyone will be judged according to their deeds.
Here are the top biblical verses about the end of days and how you should prepare for this moment:
2 Timothy 3:1-5: "But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people."
This biblical verse talks about visible signs that humanity would manifest when the end of days is about to happen. It mentions all sorts of harmful acts that people would commit before God finally decides to put a stop to them. The verse clearly warns us to "avoid such people," and it subtly tells us to also refrain from committing the sins it outlined.
Matthew 24:36: "But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only."
Matthew 24:44: "Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
Many say that the end of days, like death, will come like a thief in the night. These biblical verses tell us that no one but God knows when Judgment Day will come, which makes it imperative for us to prepare ourselves. This means that you should consider every second as a possible time when the end of times will occur, so you will not be proud and complacent with your acts.
Matthew 24:6: "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must occur, but the end is not yet."
The Bible tells us that the end of days would signal nations rising in arms against nations in their quest to dominate. This verse comforts us by telling us not to worry, as something as dark as war must occur, but it would not mean the end is upon us yet.
Matthew 24:7: "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places."
Aside from wars, the Bible also talks about a time when devastating earthquakes and famines would manifest and bring chaos among nations. We should accept them as realities and necessary preludes to God's judgment.
Revelation 1:3: "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near."
You should read God's prophecy and hear His words and follow His will; only then would you be prepared for the end of days.
1 John 2:18: "Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour."
The end of times would usher in the coming of "many antichrists," which would signal the inevitable Second Coming.
Daniel 12:1-13: "At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream."
On Judgment Day, we would all be measured by what we did to follow God's commandments. For those who stayed true to His word, there will be eternal life; eternal damnation would be upon those who chose to disobey his will.
Matthew 24:1-5: "Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down." As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?" And Jesus answered them, "See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray."
Be careful not to fall for false prophets, for they would surely lead you astray from the path God intended for you.
1 Timothy 4:1: "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons."
Be careful not to be deceived by demons and spirits who are out to convince you to abandon your faith in Christ and God. Let God's word be your guide in resisting the temptations of the devil.
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