Those affiliated with the word of God will not be so surprised at the wake of: calamities, terrorism, laws enacted to uphold LGBT, dolls, hunger, diseases, and various heart-stricken occurrences – in this age.
This is because, Jesus Christ, Himself, predicted them as signs that will predate His second coming in the book of Matthew.
Forgive me to say that you will be made to read almost the entire texts of the book of Matthew 24: I appeal that you take it as part of your Bible reading plans for today:
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. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
“So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:3-27, ESV.
The scriptures had spoke for itself?
Of course, I will say yes, because we can see (with our eyes), hear with our ears, and feel (with our hearts) – the happenings of many things prophesied above.
This is not to say that everybody will be saved: not everyone believed in Jesus Christ, Himself, when he was on earth – how much more when He is in the heaven, right now?
However, just as His birth, death and resurrection were (all) miracles, so shall His second coming be… sudden, unexpected appearance of the Son of Man with the host of heavens – coming as a Mighty Warrior to take those ready for Him.
On this, He warns us, “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelation 22:12-13, ESV.
And His commands are not burdensome
Requiring no sacrifices, no payment but obedience – His command is that we preach the gospel to all nations of the world, and whoever believes would be saved while those who do not believe shall be condemned.
To those yet to embrace the promise of salvation, it is with great joy that I say that ‘you can do that now’. It is appointed unto men to die once, and after death – judgment.
You have your choice(s): to embrace salvation or look upon it with contempt. However, I implore you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour so that you can inherit God’s Kingdom with eternal glory.