Summary: Preachers have been preaching about the end times and how they are approaching quickly for many, many years. But when is that going to be?
Preachers have been preaching about the end times and how they are approaching quickly for many, many years. But when is that going to be? Matthew 24:36 tells us “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Matthew 24: 42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. VERSE 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”
I am not here to scare you into getting closer to the Lord. But I think we have to admit that many of the things happening today are what Jesus predicted. In Matthew 24: 3-14 Jesus said beginning in verse 3:
3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the [b]end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the[c]Christ,’ and will mislead many.
We have witnessed that ourselves in our own lifetime. Jim Jones and the People’s Temple, David Karesh and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Tx., Marshall Appelwhite with the Heaven’s Gate cult.
Jesus said, “Many will come in my name saying I am the Christ and will mislead many. So that has happened and is happening today.
Matthew 24:6 - 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
Turn on the news if you haven’t heard of any wars.
Matthew 24:7 - 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.”
How many examples of this do I need to give. I googled recent earthquakes and as of 10 AM this morning, 5/31/2016, 45 earthquakes were reported around the world. Many of them are minor, but non the less, earthquakes. A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Taiwan region at 5:23 this morning.
VERSE 9 - 9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will [d]fall away and will [e]betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, [f]most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole [g]world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”