1. Until the Parousia (Second Coming), Watch For:
a. False Messiahs. (Matthew 24:5)
b. Wars and Rumors of Wars. (Matthew 24:6)
c. Signs. (Matthew 24:7)
d. The Global Hatred of Christians. (Matthew 24:9)
e. False Prophets and Deception. (Matthew 24:11)
2. The Results of Tribulation Are:
a. The Identification and Purification of the Church. (Matthew 24:10, 12-13, Daniel 11:35, Matthew 13:5-6, James 1:12)
Daniel 11:35, Some of those who have insight will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.
Matthew 13:5-6, Other seed fell on rocky ground where it didn’t have much soil, and it grew up quickly since the soil wasn’t deep. But when the sun came up, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away.
James 1:12, Blessed is the one who endures trials, because when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
b. God’s Good News Will be Proclaimed Globally. (Matthew 24:14; Acts 8:1,4; Hebrews 12:1b-3)
Acts 8:1b, 4, On that day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the land of Judea and Samaria.…So those who were scattered went on their way preaching the word.
Hebrews 12:1b-3, Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him who endured such hostility from sinners against himself, so that you won’t grow weary and give up.