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Actually, Matthew 10:22 says:
"You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved."
It's not at all about celebrating the end", as you suggest.
It's about how much is at stake in the witness and suffering taking place in Matthew 24 - that a believers future status in Heaven is being worked out in the choices hes making on a day-to-day basis.
You missed the "headliner".
The point I was making is,claiming your "saved" even before you can experience being "saved" is foolish.
Ultimately you can't be "saved" while living.