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In the Olivet Discourse ( Matthew 24) Jesus detailed “signs” leading up to his second return. While these are indicators of end times, it should be known that these are considered the beginning of sorrows, also synonymous with “birth pangs.” These pangs are related to us all throughout scripture. The Greek word literally translates to “travail,” and it is describing a woman in labor. The closer a woman is to delivery, the birth pains increase in intensity, frequency, and duration. This parallel is given to describe the return of Jesus Christ. As end time events described in Matthew 24, increase in intensity, frequency, and duration, the closer we are to Jesus appearing in the clouds!
Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD- Isaiah 26:17 (KJV).
Here we can compare the birth pangs vs the seals.
|Birth Pangs (The Beginning of Sorrows)||Revelation Seals|
|Many false christs
Matthew 24:4-5,11, Mark 13:5-6, Luke 21:8
One ultimate false christ, the Antichrist
|Wars and rumors of wars
Matthew 24:6-7, Mark 13:7-8, Luke 21:9
|Famine, pestilence and troubles in various places
Matthew 24:7-8, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11
|3rd & 4th Seal
Global scarcity. 1/4th Earth subject to death
|Persecution and martyr of some saints
Matthew 24:9,13 & Mark 13:9-13
Martyr of saints
|Earthquakes in various places
Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11
Wrath of God – worldwide earthquake
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. – Mark 13:8 (KJV).
These birth pangs are unfolding right before our eyes. Our pivotal point of watch is on key events in Jerusalem and Israel. As the world plunges deeper into depravity and sin, evil being called good, and a complete apostate state, the resulting chaos is felt among the believers who are watching and waiting earnestly for the Lord to come and resurrect his Church. The Bible describes this groaning for the Lord’s return, as a part of the Birth pangs, too.
“For the whole creation hopes for and expects the revelation of the sons of God… For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now; And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” -Romans 8:19;22-23 (KJV).
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