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SIGNS OF THE LORD’S NEAR COMING

Luke 21:31

INTRO: We hear preachers telling us that we are living in the last days, and that Jesus could come at any time, and we wonder if they know what they are talking about, and where they get their ideas. The following are some of the prophetic signs of the near approach of the Lord̓s coming.

I. PHYSICAL SIGNS.

The powers of heaven will be shaken, the sun and moon will be clouded, etc. (Luke 21:25).

There will be trouble in the world powers (Mark 13:8). Worldwide famine is predicted for next century.

Jesus promised physical signs (Acts 2:19-20).

II. INTELLECTUAL SIGNS.

The inventions will give rapid transit and increased knowledge (Daniel 12:4).

Scoffing scientists will assert uniformity of nature and deny Christ (2 Peter 3:3-4).

Evil men will postpone it in their heart (Matthew 24:48).

III. COMMERCIAL SIGNS.

Business will flourish, and men will be caught up in worldliness (Luke 17:28-30). Today, Sunday is just like any other day for businesses.

Men will be overcome with the cares of the world (Luke 21:34-35). People get so busy trying to make money they forget Christ and the church.

IV. POLITICAL SIGNS.

There will be great national distress and fear for things coming on the earth (Luke 21:25-26; Daniel 11:40; Ezekiel 38).

There will be a false peace and safety with reference to any judgment from God (1 Thessalonians 5:1-13).

The world will be angry with God (Revelation 11:18).

V. SOCIAL SIGNS.

Lawlessness against authority in families (2 Thessalonians 2:7-8).

VI. SPIRITUAL SIGNS.

A terrible apostasy of unbelief (Luke 18:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:3).

Lukewarmness, formalism and worldliness among Christians (Matthew 24:12).

VII. EVANGELISTIC SIGNS.

There will be a great revival of evangelistic zeal in spreading the gospel (Matthew 24:14).


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