The End Times and Your Children: Preparing Them for What's to Come

Emmanuel Abimbola

Emmanuel Abimbola

Contributing Writer
Updated Apr 05, 2023
The End Times and Your Children: Preparing Them for What's to Come

Our children must be aware of many signs of the End Times, but by teaching them to recognize these signs and helping them build a strong foundation of faith, we can prepare them for the challenges ahead and guide them toward a life of righteousness and salvation.

As a Christian parent, you must ensure your children are equipped with the knowledge and faith necessary to navigate the End Times. With the current state of the world and the signs pointing toward the return of our Lord, we must prepare our children for what's to come. We all need to instill a solid foundation of faith and understanding in our children, ensuring they are ready to face whatever challenges the end times may bring. And as believers, I implore us to work together to raise a generation that is steadfast in their faith and prepared for the return of our Savior.

We are undoubtedly living in the End Times, a period of severe affliction and testing foretold in the Bible, as we observe the state of the world today. We must guarantee that our kids are ready for the future and have the knowledge, faith, and practical skills needed to face the difficulties that lie ahead. 

Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." 

It is crucial to give our kids a solid foundation of faith and morals to lead them down the righteous road and shield them from the perils and temptations of this world.

Understanding the Endtimes

The End Times, as prophesied in the Bible, is the period leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It's a time of great tribulation where evil will abound, and the faithful will face immense challenges and persecution. 

For Christian families, understanding the End Times is crucial, as it will impact how we live and raise our children.

As it is written in Matthew 24:42, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." We must always be alert and ready for the return of Jesus, as it can happen at any time.

We must be vigilant in nurturing our faith and preparing our families for the challenges of the End Times.

One of the key aspects of understanding the End Times is recognizing the signs of the times. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:6-8, "And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars. For nation shall rise against nation, and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places." 

These are just some of the signs that indicate the End Times are approaching. It is important for Christian families to be aware of these signs and to recognize that we are living in a time of great turmoil and uncertainty.

But despite the challenges that lie ahead, there is hope for Christian families. As it is written in Revelation 21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." 

This promise reminds us that no matter what we face during the End Times, we can trust in God's love and mercy and look forward to an eternal life free from pain and suffering.

Understanding the End Times is essential for Christian families, as it will guide us in preparing our children for the challenges to come. 

Let us trust in God's plan and look forward to the day when He will return and end all suffering and pain.

Signs of the End Times

As parents and caregivers, it's necessary to prepare our children for the challenges of the End Times. And one way to do this is by helping them recognize the signs that indicate the approaching end of the world. 

The rise in wars and conflicts worldwide is one of the most obvious signs that we are in the End Times. As we watch the news or read articles online, it's impossible to ignore the ongoing conflicts in various parts of the world. The rise of terrorist groups, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the threat of cyber warfare all point to a world becoming increasingly dangerous and unstable.

Another sign of the End Times is the increase in natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and wildfires. As the world's population grows, we put more pressure on the environment, causing changes in weather patterns and a greater likelihood of extreme weather events. 

The Bible tells us in Luke 21:25-26, "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken." 

These words remind us that the natural world will play a key role in the End Times.

Another sign of the End Times is the rise of false prophets and teachings that lead people astray from the truth. As it is written in Matthew 24:11, "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." 

We can see this happening today with the rise of false religions, cults, and New Age movements that seek to replace the truth of the Bible with their own teachings.

Finally, we must be aware of the moral decay of society as people turn away from God and embrace sin and immorality. As it is written in 2 Timothy 3:1-5, "This know also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God." 

These words paint a bleak picture of a society that has turned its back on God and embraced sin and wickedness.

Our children must be aware of many signs of the End Times, but by teaching them to recognize these signs and helping them build a strong foundation of faith, we can prepare them for the challenges ahead and guide them toward a life of righteousness and salvation.

What the Rapture and Tribulations Stand For

As Christian parents, we want our children to have a clear understanding of what the Rapture and Tribulation represent, as these are critical events in the End Times.

The Rapture is a biblical concept that refers to the event when Jesus Christ returns to take his followers, both those who are living and those who have died, to be with Him in heaven. 

This event is described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, which says, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." The idea is that believers will be taken up to be with Christ before the Tribulation, which is a period of great turmoil and suffering on earth.

The Tribulation, on the other hand, is seven years that will follow the Rapture, during which time God will pour out His wrath on the earth. 

This period is described in detail in the book of Revelation and will be marked by wars, famines, plagues, and natural disasters. The Antichrist, a figure that represents the embodiment of evil, will rise to power and deceive many people. 

Those who refuse to worship the Antichrist or take his mark will be persecuted and killed. It is a time of great tribulation and suffering for those left behind after the Rapture.

As Christian parents, we must prepare our children for these events by teaching them to have a strong faith in Jesus Christ and to be prepared for His return at any time. We must also teach them to be discerning and recognize false teachings and false messiahs, as these will become more prevalent during the End Times. 

Above all, we must help our children understand that God is in control and that His plan for the world will ultimately be fulfilled, no matter what trials and tribulations may come our way.

Nurturing Your Children's Faith in Preparation for the End Times

Parents are responsible for grooming their children's faith in preparation for the End Times. There are several key ways in which we can do this, starting with the development of a strong foundation of faith.

One of the best ways to develop this foundation is by teaching our children to trust in God and to see Him as the ultimate source of strength and comfort during difficult times. This can be done by sharing stories from the Bible about God's faithfulness and provisions and by encouraging our children to pray and seek His guidance in their daily lives.

Another important aspect of nurturing our children's faith is encouraging them by being open and honest with them about the realities of the End Times and helping them understand that following Christ may not always be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. 

We can do this by sharing our own struggles and challenges and teaching our children to lean on God's strength and wisdom when they face trials of their own.

We can also nurture our children's faith by helping them develop a sense of purpose and mission in life. This means encouraging them to use their gifts and talents to serve others and make a positive impact in the world around them. 

By doing so, we help them see themselves as part of God's plan for the world and understand that they play an important role in bringing about His Kingdom on earth.

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Emmanuel Abimbola headshotEmmanuel Abimbola is a creative freelance writer, blogger, and web designer. He is a devout Christian with an uncompromising faith who hails from Ondo State in Nigeria, West Africa. As a lover of kids, Emmanuel runs a small elementary school in Arigidi, Nigeria.