Matthew 24: 4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
The recent civil unrest in Egpyt,Tunisia,Libya,Saudi Arabia and Yemen is alarming-o say the least. We, Filipinos are more concerned of the effect of these things to our families interms of financial income. Many OFWs are detailed in these oil-rich countries. Any changes there will affect how we plan and sustain our family. College tuition fees and allowances are a real,headache. Many of my co-officemates had alreday lef for the West becaus eof fear of not able to sustain their children through college. They are now in Canada, United States,Britain,Australia and New Zealand.
And then the erratic flods and rains are also coming. Reminding -how fragile Nature is to our mismanagement. We have used u her resources without thinking of the long-term implications of ur actions. And so we are now thinking that the recent convulsions of the earth is related to this misuse. Some are also relating it to biblical prophecies of the Armageddon -type.
Fortunately I am not a premil. I am a postmil with a partial preterist viewpoint. The said Scriptures above refer to AD70 when Jesus came back against apstate Israel and her lovers-the Romans and strike His judgement against that adulterous generation.