Worse Before It Gets Better: What’s Behind This End Times Phrase?

worse before it gets better

“It’s going to get worse–MUCH worse–before it gets better.”

This has been a phrase which as been VERY popular in these parts for YEARS.

But, EXACTLY what does it mean and why is it said so often–particularly  (it seems) in the end times?

After a long think on the topic, it was suspected that PART of the reason behind the phrase’s popularity (at least in these parts) is that it is Biblical in nature.

Things WILL get better–at least for believers–when Jesus Christ returns to earth in institute His 1000-year reign.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”
–Revelation 20:4-6

BUT, BEFORE Jesus Christ returns, there will be the judgments of God and the wrath of Satan for man to go through.

“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
–Revelation 12:12

“And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.”
–Revelation 16:1

NEITHER is very pleasant.

Particularly the disconcerting CHANGES which will take place during the end times, as Satan’s workers of iniquity push and pull the various parts of society into place for Satan’s big end times push (which falls flat).

These various changes will occur at EVERY level of society as Satan’s minions change the way man has done [commerce, health, whatever] since the beginning of time.

HOWEVER, it was decided that PART of the reason behind this phrase’s popularity had to do with the natural skepticism of man: man naturally expects things to get worse over time instead of better–particularly those men who have experienced very much of life.

Those who are naturally OPTIMISTIC about the future will disagree, but–at least these days–skeptics appear to be more plentiful than optimists.

BUT, this phrase offers HOPE to all who take the LONG VIEW of life.

And so, another way of stating this phrase might be “Better days are ahead.”

HAS the reader noticed any BIG CHANGES which have occurred in his life over the past five years or so?

HAS the reader quieted any misgivings he may have had over these changes by repeating, “Things ALWAYS change.  Change is a part of life“?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 13, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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