"Haven’t we always had earthquakes and famines? Haven’t there always been wars, false prophets and messiahs?" For twenty centuries men have anticipated that our Rabbi, Maran Yeshua’s return would take place in their day.
Nearly every generation thought that Mashiach would be reveal himself in their time, because of the signs they thought they saw in the events of their day. But our Rabbi gave us the key to understand these signs when He compared them to a woman in labor. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs (Mark 13:8b).
A woman’s labor pains increase in two ways: in intensity and in frequency. The labor pains become more intense and the contractions come closer and closer together until the very end, when the pain is most agonizing, and the contractions almost continuous, one right after the other, and then the child is born. Our Rabbi Maran Yeshua is telling us that the world is going to go through more troubles and disasters, which will increase in frequency and intensity, until the very end, when they are almost unbearable, and nearly continuous, one coming right after the other. Then the Eternal One will send him, a delightful new time in history, the golden age of man.
Since Israel became an independent nation in 1948, the intensity and frequency of these signs have increased like the birth-pangs of a woman approaching her time of delivery, exactly as Messiah foretold. As we get closer to His return, expect these ancient prophecies to come into clearer focus. Major prophecies will develop simultaneously, and the pace of fulfillment will quicken like birth pangs.
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