Mark 13:14-27
14 “The time will come when you will see the sacrilegious object that causes desecration standing where it should not be==reader, pay attention! “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 15 A person outside the house must not go back into the house to pack. 16 A person in the field must not return even to get a coat. 17 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for mothers nursing their babies in those days. 18 And pray that your flight will not be in winter. 19 For those will be days of greater horror than at any time since God created the world. And it will never happen again. 20 In fact, unless the Lord shortens that time of calamity, the entire human race will be destroyed. But for the sake of his chosen ones he has shortened those days. 21 “And then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or, ‘There he is,’don’t pay any attention. 22 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform miraculous signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. 23 Watch out! I have warned you! 24 “At that time, after those horrible days end, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give light, 25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. 26 Then everyone will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send forth his angels to gather together his chosen ones from all over the world-from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Jesus had a lot to say about His Second Coming. He wanted to warn His disciples about the things that would happen after He left them. The 13th chapter of Mark is all about the end times. He starts with the destruction of the Temple and then moves forward to the days we are in now. The days before the Tribulation or judgment of God against a world who has rejected Christ. But what He is talking about in verse 14 is the middle of the Tribulation when Antichrist sets himself up to be the god of the world. The Jews realize that they have signed a peace treaty with the Devil, because they thought he was their Messiah. They come to this knowledge and now have to flee Jerusalem. Christ warns them it will be difficult because the world will be in great turmoil heading into even greater turmoil. In fact, if God does not cut those days short, all people would die. But He will and it will only be for 7 years for sake of those who come to know Him as Savior during the Tribulation. He is saying to all of us today to be warned and do not be fooled because no one will need to tell you that Jesus Christ has returned because all those alive at the time will see Him all over the world. He will return to a world of darkness because Satan is in control of the entire world. But there will be those who know Him and He will gather them up to protect them from His judgment on those who served the Antichrist. Today we are at the time just before the beginning of the Tribulation and Christ warned that there would be wars far and near and famine, but that these were just the beginning of the horror to come when Satan is the king of the world. So take comfort in knowing that you belong to Him and that you will not have to go through His judgment because you have accepted Him as your Savior. To read more about this click on the above link Bible Studies and download the Bible study I have put together on the book of Revelation.

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