Famines, Pestilences, Earthquakes
To have a better understanding Yeshua’s warning, we need to listen carefully to the different perspectives of the Apostles them all and put the pieces together to get the full picture.
Matthew 24: 7b
And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
Mark adds the word “troubles” which can also be translated as “disturbance.”
8 And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.
This is the same word that John used to describe the Pool of Bethesda:
For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.
When anyone of these events happen, people’s immediate reaction is fear and hopelessness. Just in the last fifty years, there have been cities and entire nations that have lived through devastation and almost complete destruction.
Famine rages throughout Africa as unprecedented swarms of locusts have destroyed crops. Earthquakes lead to tsunamis that ravished the prepared and unsuspecting alike. The Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami in 2004 devastated Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia with a death toll of 230,000.
And then there is the “Corona-19” virus that has shut down the entire world in various degrees in 2020.
PRAY ISRAEL WILL QUESTION AND SEEK GOD FOR ANSWERS FOR THE GLOBAL CHAOS.