As we explained in a recent blog entry, the original Greek word that had been interpreted in English as “uprisings” actually has a much stronger meaning, (revolution and anarchy). Consider the recent spate of “Arab Spring” uprisings and the many anti-government mass protests around the world and the meaning of Luke’s recording of Jesus’s words becoming much more clear.
When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away. Luke 21:9 NIV

ntrcsr7 note – As the people of the world lose faith in their governments and their corrupt leaders, there is one coming who seemingly has all the answers and produces real results, as false as they may be.