When you read the news in your age, there are many reports of tornadoes, earthquakes, famine, epidemics, wars and rumors of wars and pestilences that are occurring all over the world. I told My disciples that just before I come again, there would be an increase of these tragedies.
I described these times as the beginning of sorrows. The whole earth seems to be in travail awaiting My return and just as a woman in labor experiences more rapid and more intense pain before she delivers, so this Earth is in labor awaiting the delivery of My return.
There is, however, only one sign that must be fulfilled before My kingdom will come on Earth. That sign is that this gospel will be preached to every nation before I return. Meditate on that good news today, and this good news will help drown out the floods of adversity that are coming upon the Earth.
MATTHEW 24:6-8, 14