In light of the world’s catastrophes we can see the birth pains or travail that signal Jesus’ soon return. “We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time”(Rom.8:22). We can see the fulfillment or reality of this scripture more than ever before. These groaning or birth pains can be seen globally in many forms, including Signs in the heavens and earth (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, blood moons, solar eclipses, tornado out breaks and tsunamis and hurricanes)There are Pestilence including Sars, Mers,Ebola, Swine flu to name a few and now the world is faced with a pandemic that has the potential to infect more people than all previous pandemics combined! Crime and homicides are at an all time high and profanity and promiscuity have become the norm. We see wars and rumors of wars, civil unrest, and racial tension in most major cities. Protest are springing up worldwide as people demand their so called rights. Another sign is antisemitism or hatred for the Jews. The thing about all of these birth pains and contractions of labor is they are all increasing in frequency and intensity. The Bible states that these are the beginnings of sorrows or birth pains, in other words “the worst is yet to come”. Jesus said, “When you see ALL THESE THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN LOOK UP your redemption draws nigh.
Thank God, the Bible declares that the true labor will not take place until the true church of Jesus Christ has been removed out of harms ways. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Yes, the wrath, anger or indignation of God is coming upon unrepented humanity. The Lord will deal with those who have denied his salvation and are lovers of pleasure and sin more than lovers of God. This period of wrath is what Jesus called and described as, “The Great Tribulation”