Technically, the Last Days began when Jesus, God the Son, was born. Since that time, Jesus has been on the march, bringing life and hope and light—saving us and saving everything else. According to Jesus and all of His prophets, there will be a final confrontation: a showdown between Satan’s corrupt kingdom of deception and darkness, and Jesus’ Kingdom of truth and light.
Now, there are a lot of images in Jesus’ words as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, and by John in Revelation—and how are we to understand them? From the understanding they are all intended to create hope... not fear or dread! When something creates fear, dread or confusion, it’s from the enemy, and usually the interpretation of a false prophet – not from God. Our hope? Jesus has come to save us and everything else!