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Summary: "When you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near." - Luke 21:31

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10 Signs That Jesus Is Coming Back Soon

10 Signs That Jesus Is Coming Back Soon

"When you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near."

- Luke 21:31

No one can tell us with certainty what tomorrow’s weather will be except

the one who causes it – God – but by listening to the weather report or

looking at the sky, people use their eyes and their brains to at least

make an educated guess about tomorrow’s weather. Likewise, no one can tell

us with certainly when the exact timing of Jesus’ return will be except

the one who will cause it to happen – God the Father (Mt. 12:36) – but by

listening to the right world news sources, people can use their eyes and

their brains to at least make an educated guess about how close we are to

the return of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that when you see certain things

begin to happen, "look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption

draws near," and "when you see them happen the kingdom of God is near"

(Luke 21:28,31). Jesus and Paul both taught that the proper way to wait

for His return is to therefore be watchful, ready and sober (Matthew

24:42-44,25:13; 1 Th. 5:6).

The apostle John wrote that when Jesus appears we who believe in Him shall

become like him, and everyone having this hope in Him purifies himself (1

John 3:2,3). He also wrote that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of

prophecy (Revelation 19:10). So two benefits of studying Bible prophecy

and comparing it to world events are personal purification and a better

understanding of Jesus. Besides, in 1 Th. 4:18 Christians are commanded to

encourage each other with words about the return of Christ. Hebrews

10:24,25 says that as we should regularly meet to encourage one another,

especially as we see the Day of Jesus’ return approaching.

Although we cannot say with certainty how today’s events are related to

Bible prophecy, it is unwise to ignore them. Following are 10 for your

consideration:

1. Wars and rumors of wars

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not

troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

(Matthew 24:6,7a) Since World War II, many countries have been building up

massive arsenals of conventional and nuclear weapons. The potential for

war grows day by day. In addition to potential nuclear war, we have war on

terror, water wars, weather wars, Albert Pike's Three World Wars, angel

wars, and transhuman wars.

2. Famines, Pestilence, Earthquakes

“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various

places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:7b,8). Due to

flooding and droughts, world food supplies are running very low. Many

people are expecting a global food shortage and famines in many places.

In 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning that

infectious diseases are emerging more quickly and spreading faster around

the globe than ever before, and they are becoming increasingly difficult

to treat. The UN said in its 2007 annual world health report that an

outbreak or epidemic in one part of the world can easily threaten billions

of people in other parts due to large numbers of modern day air travelers.

Regarding earthquakes, scientific data does show that we have been seeing

a large increase in seismic activity. According to a number of scientists,

another star or large planet is affecting the sun's magnetic field, which

is also affecting the earth's magnetic field - both the core and the

ionosphere. The north pole is shifting at an accelerated pace, and the

earth seems to be expanding. Thus, we should see a continual increase in

earthquakes and volcanic activity in coming years. Stan Deyo follows earth

changes very closely. He's a scientist and has written a lot on the

subject. His web site covers numerous topics related to changes in the

world today.

3. Deceivers who claim to follow Jesus

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.

For many will come in My name saying that I am the Christ and will deceive

many.” Mt. 24:4,5

At the end of the Church Age many people will be claiming that Jesus is

the Christ, yet their teaching will deceive many. They will teach ideas

that are contrary to the Bible. Perhaps the majority of professing

Christian teachers in the world today fall into this camp, as most have

fallen away from sound Biblical teachings and instead place traditions of

men and/or the goal of increasing church attendance figures above the

authority of the Bible. Some are subtle, and some are blatant. Sincere

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