We are living in a period where the End Times feel very near. The political unrest, contagious disease, and fires have completely changed our normal daily lives as we know it. The Bible mentions what the End Times will look like before and after the Church is raptured, but it is the only part of the Bible that is yet to come! It really feels like uncharted territory… So here are 15 Bible Verses when you are scared of the End Times.
But first, What are the end times?
The End Times refer to the period after the Rapture of the Church and before, during, and after the 7 years of Tribulation. The time after Jesus returns to the earth for His Church and defeats Satan. This will be the end of the world on earth as we know it. Believers in Jesus Christ will rejoice in heaven. Unbelievers and Satan will be banished to hell.
What is the rapture?
Rapture comes from the Latin word Rapturo. Rapturo means “caught up”.
What does this mean? The Savior, Jesus Christ, is going to come back for His Church, His believers, and they will be caught up with Him in the clouds. They will be saved from the Tribulation that is to come. The Tribulation will be experienced by all those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, at the time He returns for His Church.
…then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 WEB
What is the tribulation?
The Great Tribulation, as mentioned in the Bible, is a period of great hardships and suffering.
In Revelation, it is revealed that there will be a period of 7 years of suffering on earth. Those who are left on the earth will endure terrible times.
So, will anyone be saved during the 7 years of Tribulation?
What will happen during the Tribulation?
It is promised in Revelation 6 that Jesus, the Lamb, will open the seven seals. (Please see Revelation 6 to learn more about each seal.) In Revelation 7, it tells us that 144,000 people from every tribe of Israel are saved! 12,000 people from each of the 12 tribes of Israel…
Next, seven trumpets sound, one at a time, and bring judgement to those still on earth. Each one bringing more death and suffering. The seventh being the most severe. These times will have greater devastation than we have never seen before, for example, fire, darkness, one-world government, earthquakes, famine, one-world religion, etc.
This is just a little snapshot of what the Tribulation will consist of, so please check for more information on the events of the Tribulation in Revelation! Don’t just take it from me! ♡
BIBLE VERSES WHEN YOU ARE SCARED OF THE END TIMES: Should I be worried about the end times?
If you’re a parent, it is easy to watch the news and grow frightened about what the future for our children will look like. To worry about them being hurt by wicked people. To be honest, I stopped watching the news a long time ago and decided to crack open my Bible every day instead. God can prepare our hearts for the future more than the news can!
Fortunately, God has given His believers hope as we head toward the Rapture in His Word! He shares what is to come. Revelation and other chapters that discuss the End Times can be confusing (even frightening). However, God has said, “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand.” Revelation 1:3 WEB
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how to understand the book of revelation
This summer, I wanted to understand as much about the book of Revelation as God would unveil to me. So, I read the book again, listened to as many sermons as I could, and ordered a book called A Non-Prophet’s Guide to the End Times and Israel: God’s Alarm Clock (booklet).
I just wanted all the Revelation knowledge God felt I was ready to absorb. If you are dreading/scared/worried about the End Times, I highly recommend immersing yourself in Revelation! You will find that the more you learn, the more you are looking forward to Christ’s return. (gasp) 👏🏻👏🏻
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But I am scared of the Tribulation…
If you believe Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior, you will be excited to hear that the Church is not mentioned in the 7 years of Tribulation. Wait, what?
What does the tribulation mean for the church?
Many believe the Church is raptured before the 7 years of Tribulation!!
Then, later in Revelation, the Church helps Jesus Christ in His 1,000-year reign. This is the Millenium.
What does this mean?
It means that Jesus Christ will return to earth and be the sole Leader of the world for 1,000 years before ultimately defeating Satan. During this time, people on earth will still have free will to choose to follow Him or continue to be unsaved.
Now, without further ado… 15 Bible verses when you are scared of the end times!
Best Bible Verses when you are scared of the end times
So, here are some of the best scriptures to cling to as the world moves closer and closer to Jesus’s return…
1. isaiah 41:10
Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 WEB
2. Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says Yahweh, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 WEB
3. Bible Verses When You Are Scared of the End Times: Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 WEB
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4. Phillipians 4:6-7
In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 WEB
5. 1 Peter 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you 1 Peter 1:3-4 WEB
When we think about how everything on this earth fades or breaks, we can look forward to heaven and God’s incorruptible love and home.
6. BIBLE VERSES WHEN YOU ARE SCARED OF THE END TIMES: Psalm 108:13
Through God, we will do valiantly. For it is he who will tread down our enemies. Psalm 108:13 WEB
7. 2 Corinthians 12:9
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 WEB
8. Phillipians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report: if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 WEB
9. BIBLE VERSES WHEN YOU ARE SCARED OF THE END TIMES: 1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10 WEB
10. 1 peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 WEB
11. Psalm 37:23
A man’s steps are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way. Psalm 37:23 WEB
12. Romans 8:37
No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37 WEB
13. BIBLE VERSES WHEN YOU ARE SCARED OF THE END TIMES: Psalm 139:3
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:3 WEB
14. Psalm 107:29
He makes the storm a calm, so that its waves are still. Psalm 107:29 WEB
15. BIBLE VERSES WHEN YOU ARE SCARED OF THE END TIMES: Isaiah 45:17
But Israel will be saved by the Lord. That salvation will continue forever. Isaiah 45:17 WEB
How to know if the end times are near?
Did you know even the Son of God doesn’t know the day or time He will return?! It is a grand surprise for everyone, except God the Father. (Matthew 24:36)
So how will we know how close we are to the Rapture or Tribulation? In reading God’s Word, we learn there are key pieces that need to fall into place before His return. This sermon below from Amir Tsarfati explains that Israel (God’s people and the nation) is a sign to follow based on Matthew 24.
You can find more about the End Times from Amir here.
And for more about the signs of the End Times, here is an Adrian Rogers sermon! I love listening to these pastors explain all the details of the Rapture and Tribulation.
You can find more sermons from Adrian Rogers here.
Using Scripture when you are afraid to understand the end times
We praise an awesome God who gave us a special gift: His Word. His Word is alive and is True. Without studying His Word, we have no way to navigate the End Times.
Having God’s Word as our foundation, it will not be easy to be swayed. Secondly, when times are tough, we can lean on His promises to endure and find courage. I pray these 15 Bible Verses are a blessing to you all the days of your life!
For we know that if the earthly house of our tent is dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. For most certainly in this we groan, longing to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed being clothed, we will not be found naked. For indeed we who are in this tent do groan, being burdened, not that we desire to be unclothed, but that we desire to be clothed, that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 WEB