another natural disaster…devastating but not surprising…
7And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet.
8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.
10And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.
11And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
12And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death.
13And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
32“But concerning that day or that hour,no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.