Summary: "When you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near." - Luke 21:31
Jesus Is Coming Back Very 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. 24:36) – 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 (Matthew24:42).
Now, Jesus Himself made it crystal clear that we cannot know the date of His return. He stated in Matthew 24:36, "of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone."
But, the Bible makes it equally clear that those who believe in Jesus as Savior — can understand the nature of the times that mark His return (1 Thessalonians 5:2-6).
And folks, the season of the Lord's return is now! We are coming to the end of one age and the beginning of the age of Jesus' glorious reign right here on earth.
What does God reveal in the Bible that shows us that now is the season of the Lord's return? Well, there are nearly 500 prophecies in the Old Testament and in the New Testament 1 in every 25 verses that describe Jesus' Second Coming.
Signs of Society
What are these signs? Well, one of the categories of signs to be looking out for pertains to the nature of Society. In Matthew 24:37 Jesus says that His coming "will be just like in the days of Noah." What the Lord is saying here is, "I'm going to come back in a time when the earth is in as bad a shape as it was in the days of Noah." In other words, world society will go full circle and return to being as evil as it was in those days. Genesis 6 describes the days of Noah when mankind's "minds were focused upon evil." In the days of Noah, immorality and violence were everywhere. The Apostle Paul spells it out in detail (2 Timothy 3:1-4), "Realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..."
Truly that is the condition of society today.
Deceivers who claim to follow Jesus
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.