"Sorrows" is translated as "birth pangs" in some other Bible versions. In the original Greek, the literal translation is "travails", which is a term commonly used to describe child labor. In the natural birthing process, the mother experiences many birth pangs before the baby arrives. These birth pangs usually start out slow and manageable, but increase in intensity and frequency, becoming less manageable approaching the delivery of the baby.
As the birth pangs, described by Jesus, continue to increase if frequency and intensity we will know that the end is getting closer and closer. It is obvious that the world has been having these "birth pangs" for quite some time. For the most part they have been manageable, however anybody can see they are getting worse, and we are definitely not in the Tribulation yet.
As many mothers will tell you, most birth pangs are manageable up until a certain point called transition. This is basically the "point-of-no-return" where the birth pangs begin to feel unbearable, usually for a short period of time, as the baby is about to be born.
Likewise, there will be a "transition" to specific Judgments given by Christ Himself in the Tribulation that will become unbearable to those receiving them. These birth pangs are the physical manifestations of the earth and people groaning under the increasing sin in the world in anticipation of redemption when Christ returns:
Romans 8:22-23 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. We see that there are several Scriptures that describe the time of the end as a woman in child labor:
Jeremiah 30:6-7 Ask now, and see, Whether a man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins Like a woman in labor, And all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, So that none is like it; And it is the time of Jacob's trouble....
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
Isaiah 26:18-21 We have been with child, we have been in pain; We have, as it were, brought forth wind; We have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth, Nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen. Your dead shall live; Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs, And the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. For behold, the LORD comes out of His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; The earth will also disclose her blood, And will no more cover her slain.
Isaiah 66:7-8 " Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, She delivered a male child. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children.
Another site called Behold The Beast is also covering this same discourse but has some very interesting information on it as well.
For those who may want to delve into spiritual warfare, which would be a great idea for all of us to do right now, there is a man called Russ Dizdar that is really well versed in this and actually has online courses that are free. To me that is always a sign of a true Christian that really cares about getting the word out there. I know that pastors have to make a living but so many of them charge for every piece of info they come out with. That is not what Yahshua would want. He died on the cross and His ultimate and total gift for us was completely free...we are supposed to also give freely.
I will place the links to some of Russ's sites below and I urge you to check him out...soon.
Shatter the Darkness (main website)
Shatter The Darkness Radio
Shatter the Darkness Live Radio
Confronting The Powers (Free Course)
Theology For The Third Millennium
Unsealing The Abyss (YouTube Video with Steve Quayle)
I also recently found a Book Of Enoch with Yahweh's Name Restored
I found a link to Early Christian Writings that has links to many of the gnostic books, lost books, gospels and so on that were removed from the bible. While these may not be considered as inspired writings they often do lead to enlightening your mind on many topics of interest. One has to remember to use caution and discernment whilst reading these.
This is a site of a young woman who came from the New Age movement years ago, as many of us have. Her name is Glynda Lomax and the site is called Wings Of Prophecy. She hears messages from Yahshua, as many of us do and shares them with us on her site. There are links to her YouTube video's and lots more of interest on here.
And as always I urge you to make prayer and time spent with Yahshua a number one priority! If you don't know Him then I urge you strongly to get to know Him...fast. Because our time is quickly running out and our days of peace are almost over (I am speaking of the peace in our personal lives) though with Yahshua peace is always available by trusting in Him and letting Him take over your life.
Get on your knees and ask for forgiveness. Ask Him to come into your life and your heart. Ask Him to lead you and show you who He is. Then keep your eyes and ears open because He will talk to you in ways that you never knew were possible. Life will become so fascinating and amazing you will wonder whatever took you so long to trust in Him. Enjoy your journey with Him because He is THE best friend and ONLY family you will EVER need!!!! God bless you all.