Which reminds me of Matthew 24:6-14: (See JST 1 for more information)
"6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
I find it amazing yet still a little unbelievable as I watch these events unfold before my eyes. I know we are living in the last dispensation, the one preceding the Second Coming...and I know we have been told we would witness these events. I also know that many innocent and good people will die because of the pestilences, calamities, wars, storms and earthquakes, and whatever else will happen. But seeing all this happen just reminds me of the parable of the 10 virgins...and that I need to have my oil lamp full.
"Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." (Matthew 24:44).