The bible tells us that in the end time, many natural disasters will occur. In Mathew 24:7 it says, “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.” The recent earthquake that hit China fulfills that prophesy. It’s not only the natural disasters that are a very clear sign, but war as well. For years our world has witnessed war between the United States and the Middle East. It is increasingly obvious that the time of our Lord's coming is drawing near. Prophecy is being fulfilled daily, and at a faster pace than ever before. Whether you believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, or believe Christians will be witness to the full tribulation, wrath, and final judgments, matters not. The beginning of birth pains and the signs of the times should have the same effect on all of us. It should motivate us to save as many souls as we can in the time that we have left. The Great Commission tells us to be disciples to all nations, bringing the message of salvation through Christ to all people. If the Church is ruptured before the tribulation, it is important that we leave behind an explanation for the trials and judgments those left behind will face. How else will they recognize the deception of the anti-Christ and seek instead the truth of the Bible? If we are to endure the tribulation along side them, we will need to be prepared to not only share the message of salvation, but share with them the reasons for God's judgment and hold it up as further proof of their need to be saved.