Speaking with His disciples, as they admired the architecture and decoration of the Jewish Temple at Jerusalem, Jesus Christ warned His followers of things that MUST come to pass in this world, as the ungodly world system and sin try to undo the work of God. These warnings are for those who believe on and trust Christ, for those who have accepted His salvation, so that we do not need to despair nor fear the chaos in the world nor the worldly terrors that shall come upon us as we strive daily to share and spread His message of repentance and redemption that only comes through the finished work of Christ, via His sinless blood, death, burial, and resurrection. As real Christians, Bible believing Christians, we have zero reason to fear anything that comes upon us in this life, for in Christ and through Him we have already overcome the world in His Spirit and His Truth.
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly
stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come,
in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be
7 And they asked
him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there
be when these things shall come to pass?
And he said, Take heed that ye be not
deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the
time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be
not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is
not by and by.
10 Then said he unto
them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
11 And great
earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful
sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands
on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues,
and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a
14 Settle it
therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and
wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by
parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall
they cause to be put to death.
ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your
If you are not already a biblically born again believer and disciple of Jesus Christ, you need to be. Otherwise you face a bleak and lonely eternity.