“In Those Days” (Mark 13: 19, ESV) by Carley Evans

Usually I do not write about “end times,” as I tend to think what is happening right now is so much more important than what is going to happen at the end of the world. Yet, this is not to imply by any means that what is going to happen in the end is not important!

Jesus speaks of “those days” often.

He says, “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.” (Mark 13: 24 – 25)

First, says Jesus, comes tribulation – terrible and final. “For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be.” (Mark 13: 19) False prophets and men who claim to be God appear, and deceive many. Nations rise up against each other as do brothers and sisters, parents and children.

In more ways than one, the world is dark when Jesus comes again. He prays that this time will not be in winter. He acknowledges that God, in His mercy, will cut short the tribulation “for the sake of the elect, whom He chose.” (Mark 13: 20)

When Jesus comes, angels will go out into heaven and into the world to “gather His elect.” (Mark 13: 27)

“Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.” (Mark 13: 33)

4 thoughts on ““In Those Days” (Mark 13: 19, ESV) by Carley Evans

  1. It is true. In fact, the bible tells us that he will reward those who are waiting for his appearing. And how I pray that every believer ought to live as if they are about to transcend into eternity.

    Blessings,

    Gladwell

    1. Amen. Sometimes it is hard to imagine the tribulation ahead. Life is already so tough for so many people. The end of the pain, however, is joy in the Lord forever. Thanks.

  2. Certainly these are those dark and final days… For we are in a cold (spiritually speaking) time. Jesus said, because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall grow cold.
    False prophets are everywhere spreading all kinds of lies in the name of Christianity and promoting homosexuality, yea even some being homosexuals while at the same time claiming to be called of God.
    Yet even in the evening shall be light… There are those who are standing foursquare on the Word of God and God has a people who are serving Him in spirit and truth just as He had in the morning time or the first church age, when on the day of Pentecost the disciple were filled with all the Holy Spirit and empowered to go out and spread the gospel to all the world (now I’m not promoting the pentecostal religion by any means, that’s just when the church was first established).
    Yet in the last church age, which in Revelation is represented by the Laodicean church, Jesus cautions us against becoming lukewarm, basically being casual and thinking we have it made… He warns us to be zealous and repent (Revelation 3:14-22). This coincides with what he said about the end times in the parable of the ten virgins, saying they all slumbered and slept (ref. Matthew 25:1-13 KJV). This is a critical age, but if we’re not careful the devil will get us sleepy, thinking we have more time than we really do, or just going through our normal routine day after day and not being zealous or worked up about the things of God.

    Thank you for the wake up call!

  3. Thank you, Called Soldiers. It is so easy to be complacent. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom for it is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the LIVING GOD!

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