Good morning, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pains (Beginning of Sorrows is used in other versions like the (NKJV).
The Greek word for "of birth pangs or sorrows" is "odin" and is pronounced, "o-deen." It's meaning: sorrow, pain, or travail.
Jared discussed the biblical concept of the second coming of Christ, emphasizing the uncertainty of the exact timing despite signs indicating His imminent return. He encouraged Christians to remain vigilant and continue seeking, asking, and knocking and suggested using the Blue Letter Bible app to study various Bible versions. Jared highlighted Christians' persecution in America and globally and the importance of teaching and preaching the gospel.
Spiritual Discussion on Matthew 24:8
Jared led a meeting centered around a spiritual discussion, focusing on Matthew 24:8 from the New American Standard Bible. He highlighted the uncertainty of the exact timing of Christ's return despite sure signs indicating His imminent arrival. He emphasized that the frequency and intensity of wars, famines, and other crises will escalate until Christ's return, as foretold by Jesus. Jared encouraged Christians to remain alert to Christ's return signs and continue seeking, asking, and knocking.
Bible Study and End Times Discussion
Jared discussed the importance and usefulness of the Blue Letter Bible app for studying various versions of the Bible. He emphasized that different translations or versions of the Bible are better for other purposes, such as studying or reading. Jared also offered his interpretation of Matthew 24, stating that it implies a generational view of tribulations, afflictions, oppressions, wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, and lawlessness. He suggested that these events will intensify until a chosen generation sees the coming of Christ. Jared noted that people's hearts are growing colder and cited examples of increased lawlessness and crime.
Christian Persecution and Spiritual Wellbeing
Jared discussed the persecution of Christians, both in America and globally, referencing Matthew 24 and suggesting that each generation has a responsibility to watch for signs. He highlighted the importance of teaching and preaching the gospel, emphasizing that followers of Christ are salt and light in the world. Jared also urged self-reflection on spiritual wellbeing, arguing that people often neglect their spiritual health in favor of material pursuits. He warned of intensifying "birth pains" and encouraged listeners to endure their faith, trials, tribulations, and afflictions.
Generational Preparedness and Faith Discussion
Jared discusses the importance of understanding Matthew 24 from a generational standpoint and emphasizes the need for each generation to be prepared for the second coming of Jesus. He stresses that each generation must experience birthdays and experiences the birth of the Holy Spirit. The team also discusses Acts 12 and 13 of the Bible, focusing on the relationship between Jesus and the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the need to be true pursuers of faith and followers of Christ.
In Christ, love Jared W. Campbell
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