You Will Hear of Wars and Rumors of Wars
And Ethnic Group (ethnos) Will Rise Against Ethnic Group . . .
"Now as He [Jesus] 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 end of the Age?’"
"Jesus answered and said to them . . .
'And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
See that you are not troubled;
for all these things must come to pass,
but the end is not yet. [Still before the Rapture and the 'Apocalypse']
For nation [ethnic group] will rise against nation [ethnic group],
and kingdom [country] against kingdom [country] . . .
All these are the beginning of sorrows [actual translation is "birth pangs"]
[As with "birth pangs" they will grow closer]
[Note: The original Greek word translated "nation" was "ethnos," from which we get our word "ethnic."]
So, although the world has always had false messiahs, cults, wars, ethnic violence and strife, starvation, disease, epidemics, and earthquakes, Jesus tells us that as a sign that we are entering into the last days we will see each of these increase in frequency and size. Described as "birth pangs," these "pains" will continue to grow worse and worse, coming closer and closer together, as signs we are preparing to enter the Apocalypse . . .
For then Jesus warns,
"For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been
since the beginning of the world until this time,
no, nor ever shall be [the Apocalypse].
And unless those days were shortened,
no flesh [on Earth] would be saved"
Jesus tells us that never in the history of Mankind has there been anything as terrible on Earth as the coming Apocalypse, the "Great Tribulation" - only a small remnant of the world will survive.
Have a hard time believing in God? Just watch the news. God says all the Bible prophecies we are now seeing being fulfilled are given both as a final warning sign to the world and as verifiable evidence and proof the Bible is true . . .
Please remember, the Kingdom of Heaven is available to every man, woman, boy, and girl in this world, no matter who they are, where they live, or what they have done. It is freely offered to any and all who will receive it. Simply learn of Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah, invite Him into your life as Lord, believe He died on the Cross for all of your sins and rose from the grave (proving there is a Kingdom of Heaven ... and a Hell). Learn of Him and believe in Him . . . for He was the only one who has ever loved you enough to substitute Himself for you on the Cross. He shed His blood, suffered, and died on the Cross to save you from your sins and from the utter darkness and torment of Hell, if you will accept it, believe it, and trust in it. That is why Jesus is called Savior. He now lovingly and graciously offers you life in Heaven . . . and it is a "take it or leave it" proposition. We have to consciously receive it and accept it in faith. If you sincerely admit you have sinned (which means you will need a Savior to get into Heaven) and ask Jesus to come into your life and honestly try to stop doing (and saying) those things God says are wrong, you will go to Heaven ... and with open arms and tears of joy He will receive all who will come to Him in faith and in love ... It's God's Promise!!!
The only unpardonable sin is to reject God's love and His free offer of life in the Kingdom of Heaven by rejecting Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah, who stepped forth from Heaven (as promised) ... not to condemn the sinner, but to save the sinner (from the torment of Hell) and who willingly and lovingly shed His blood on the Cross so we can be washed clean of all our sins. The Bible warns there will be no peace in our lives until we make peace with God through His Son, Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah. The Bible also says there will be no peace in Israel or on Earth until Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah returns . . .