Luke 21:20-24
20 “And when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived. 21 Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. Let those in Jerusalem escape, and those outside the city should not enter it for shelter. 22 For those will be days of God’s vengeance, and the prophetic words of the Scriptures will be fulfilled. 23 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for mothers nursing their babies. For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 24 They will be brutally killed by the sword or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world. And Jerusalem will be conquered and trampled down by the Gentiles until the age of the Gentiles comes to an end.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Jesus gave us information about the end times and spoke of the Age of the Gentiles. This began with Babylon’s destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. and the first exile of the Jewish people. This was the last time the Jewish people were under their own rule until 1948 when Israel became a nation once again. But the Age of the Gentiles will continue until Jesus Christ is ruling the earth from Jerusalem. Jesus was telling the Jews that they would be dominated by the Gentiles until this time. And we have seen this come to pass, as the Jews have been conquered and trampled down by Gentiles for thousands of years. Jerusalem is surrounded by enemies today and they will continue to try and destroy her until Christ returns. As a believer in Christ we should not fear these times we live in, but have great peace because we know that Christ’s return is near. We rejoice not over all of the trouble in the world, but that God has everything under control. These terrible times of war, hurricanes and strange tides were all predicted by Christ and only show us that His Word is true and that He is in control. Rather than being terrified by what is happening in our world we should confidently wait Christ’s return to bring justice and restoration to the entire world.

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