As he 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?” Matthew 24:3
Be diligently ready; Stay spiritually awake.
False prophets are coming in His namesake.
Remain ever alert! Do not be led astray.
Times will be trying leading up to that day.
Wars and rumors throughout the land,
It’s not the end yet, but it’s close at hand.
Nation against nation, famine, earthquakes.
Satan’s last stand; he knows what’s at stake.
Lawlessness abounding, love growing cold;
It’s not time to cower, It’s time to be bold.
Flee to the mountains, no time to look back.
Intense tribulation, of time, you’ll lose track.
Great signs and wonders false prophets display.
But do not believe it; don’t be led astray.
You’ll know it for sure when the Son of Man comes.
An incredible sight where He hails from.
Immediately after, the sun will go dark.
The heavens shaken; the contrast stark.
From clouds of heaven, the Son of Man appears.
All look upon it, shaking in fear.
Next come the angels with a loud trumpet sound;
all the elect, they gather around.
When it will happen, only the Father knows,
but when you see all these things, you’ll know it is close.
The final admonition: since we don’t know the time,
be always expecting to meet the Divine.
Challenge: Read Jesus’s account of end times from Matthew 24. What surprises you? What are your thoughts?