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There is a lot of talk about the end times, and one is tempted to 'see' into things that we hope will verify the soon return of our Lord Jesus. But it's futile to do so, as our Lord himself said, ''no one knows the hour''... I think in the business of life our most important task is to keep focusing on Jesus, His Word and will. We have had some signs given to us to be sure in The Bible, and as we see these happening around us, those guidelines should be more than suffice for us.
Matthew 24:7 says that For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Then Jesus said, the end time will only come when the gospel has reached the whole earth
All tools are technology, ropes, fires, pots and pans etc, it changes so means nothing!