The Beginning of Sorrows

You will begin to face more challenges beloved. The days are being stretched, tested, pushed and pulled, and your faith will reciprocate this. Jesus encouraged us, I am encouraged by His word, it is the very thing to hold on to when the foundations shift, the storms come, and our faith is tested to its limits. We are experiencing signs of the end times, the end of the age, the Greek "parousia" the 'coming of the LORD'. Esdras 2 (also called Esdras 4) parallels this passage about the nearing of the end of the age: "there shall be seen earthquakes and uproars of the people of the world." Jesus reassures us in v12 and 13 of Matthew 24: because of the increase of wickedness, the love for God of many will become cold, but the ones who stand firm to the very end will be (made) saved.