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Harbingers of the End – Or The Beginning?

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These plagues, sicknesses, and other maladies that are cropping up are indicative of warnings in the Bible. The Bible is replete with information that is beneficial and a tool in which we live by examples of prior generations, while teaching us the fundamentals of being a Christians, how to cope, what to watch out for, and how to prepare for such events.

The Harbingers of the End

Throughout history, humanity has been both fascinated and terrified by the prospect of the end times.

The Bible contains numerous passages that speak of plagues and warnings, serving as harbingers of the final days. These scriptures not only describe the calamities that will befall the earth but also offer guidance on how to endure these trials with faith and hope.

Plagues as Divine Instruments

Plagues are often depicted as instruments of the LORD’s judgment, meant to bring about repentance and change. The Book of Revelation, in particular, details the seven last plagues that will come upon the earth, symbolizing the completion of God’s wrath (Revelation 15:1). These plagues include grievous sores, the sea turning to blood, freshwater turning to blood, scorching heat from the sun, darkness and pain, the drying up of the Euphrates River, and finally, a global earthquake and hailstorm (Revelation 16).

Warnings and Exhortations

Warnings about the end times are interspersed throughout the Bible, urging believers to remain vigilant and steadfast in their faith. Jesus Himself spoke of the signs that would precede His return, including false prophets, wars, famines, and earthquakes (Matthew 24:5-8). The apostle Paul echoed these sentiments, cautioning that the last days would be perilous times filled with false teachings and people opposing the truth (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

Moral Conduct in the Face of Adversity

The Bible emphasizes the importance of moral conduct, especially in the face of adversity. Believers are called to live righteously, to help others, and to maintain their faith in God’s promises. The end times are not just a period of judgment but also an opportunity for salvation and transformation.

Questions for Reflection

  1. How can we discern the true signs of the end times from mere worldly troubles?
  2. In what ways can we prepare ourselves spiritually for the challenges that lie ahead?
  3. What role does faith play in overcoming the fear and uncertainty of the end times?

Moral of Our Times

The moral of these end-time prophecies is not to instill fear but to inspire a return to God’s path. It is a call to examine our lives, to repent, and to embrace the hope that comes from trusting in the Lord. As we navigate the uncertainties of our world, let us hold fast to the truth that, ultimately, God’s love and justice will prevail.

In Conclusion

The Bible’s verses on plagues and end times serve as a sobering reminder of the fragility of our existence and the eternal nature of God’s kingdom. They encourage us to live with purpose, to seek wisdom, and to cherish the hope of salvation that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. May we all take these lessons to heart as we await the day of His glorious return.

The end times does not mean “the end.” Instead, it is truly the “Beginning” of life eternal!

 “Dear LORD, in these times of trials and tribulations, We seek Your guidance and Your grace. As the signs of the end times unfold before us, Grant us the strength to face each day with courage and faith. Help us to be witnesses of Your love and mercy, to aid those in need and to stand firm in our beliefs. May we find solace in Your Word and Your promises, and may our actions reflect the righteousness You desire. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, we pray. Amen.”


C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. Well said Camille. For the follower of Christ this is a clarion call to keep our focus on Him rather than growing despondent as we see the alarming signs of the end times emerging.

  2. “The beginning of life eternal.” I love that!

  3. was covid the end.. it seems like it want.. we await whats next

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