Jesus knows we will have lots of leaders who deceive us about the end of the world. It happened again just recently. The day came and went. Nothing happened. Nada. Zip.
Jesus challenges me to not panic when I hear about wars, famines, earthquakes, etc. Jesus reminds me this normal and routine.
Jesus is calm. Jesus doesn’t get rattled and is at peace. Jesus leaves the timing up to God.
God is God and his timetable will prevail. Jesus knows that God is in control. Everything will work out according to his plan.
Jesus began, “Watch out for doomsday deceivers. Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities claiming, ‘I’m the One.’ They will deceive a lot of people. When you hear of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and don’t panic. This is routine history, and no sign of the end. Nation will fight nation and ruler fight ruler, over and over. Earthquakes will occur in various places. There will be famines. But these things are nothing compared to what’s coming.
Source: Mark 13:5-8