Summary: TWENTY FIVE SIGNS OF THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
SIGNS OF THE TIMES!
(Mat 24:3 KJV) And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
I believe that we are living in the last days before the great coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am not looking for the ‘undertaker but for the upper taker’. No one knows the day or the hour but the Word is filled with the signs of His return.
I. RESTORATION OF THE NATION OF JEWS. (Mat 24:32 KJV) Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: (Mat 24:33 KJV) So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
A. Israel is now a nation.
II. NATION WILL RISE AGAINST NATION, KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM. (Mat 24:7 KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (Mat 24:8 KJV) All these are the beginning of sorrows.
A. Never has there a time when there are more wars going on as now.
III. THERE WILL BE FAMINES IN VARIOUS PLACES. (Mark 13:8 KJV) For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
A. Half of the world is overweight and yet half of the world is starving.
IV. THERE WILL BE PESTILENCES. (Luke 21:11 KJV) And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
A. We see this happening more and more.
V. PERVERTED SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS. (Luke 17:28 KJV) Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
(2 Tim 3:2 KJV) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (2 Tim 3:4 KJV) Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
A. The morals of the nations keep declining.
VI. PEOPLE WILL BECOME: (2 Tim 3:1 KJV) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Tim 3:2 KJV) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (2 Tim 3:3 KJV) Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (2 Tim 3:4 KJV) Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God: (2 Tim 3:5 KJV) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
B. LOVERS OF MONEY
F. DSOBEDIENT TO THEIR PARENTS
H. WITHOUT LOVE
N. WITHOUT SELF CONTROL
P. NOT LOVERS OF GOOD
S. LOVERS OF PLEASURES.
VII. VIOLENCE AND CORRUPTION: (Gen 6:11 KJV) The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
A. Murder at every hand.
VIII. GOSPEL WILL BE PREACHED IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
(Mat 24:14 KJV) And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
A. This is the reason why my wife Marge and I have given our lives to world evangelism and have traveled and preached in over 125 countries these past 44 years. We want to bring Jesus back. (See outline of ‘5 Reasons I Preach’ on our website. www.abundantlifecrusades.com.
IX. BROTHER BETRAYS BROTHER.
(Mat 10:21 KJV) And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
(Mark 13:12 KJV) Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
A. Never before, have we heard of so many murders within families.
X. HEAVEN AND EARTH WITH BE CONTAIMINATED. (Isa 51:6 KJV) Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
A. All we hear is ‘global warming’ or ‘global freezing’.