Jesus is coming back!
Jesus Himself made it clear as mud that we will not know the date nor hour 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.”
With that said, the Bible makes it equally clear that those who have the Holy Spirit living in them — that is, those who believe in Jesus as Savior — can understand the nature or signs of the times that mark His return (1 Thessalonians 5:2-6).
Let’s topically look at a few signs and wonders that points to Jesus’ second coming.
The first obvious indicator is the ‘signs of society’ (Matt 24:37 & 2 Tim 3:1-4), the second is the ‘signs of technology’ (Daniel 12:4), the third is the ‘signs of world politics’ (Ezekiel 35,37,38 & Daniel 2:36-41), the fourth is the ‘Spiritual signs’ ( 1 Tim 4:1-4), the fifth is the ‘signs of nature’ (Matt 24:8 & Luke 21:11), and the last for this topical discussion are the ‘signs concerning Israel’ (Luke 21 & Zechariah 8:4-8).
Bottom line, Jesus is on His way back to deal with rebellion and sin before setting up His Kingdom on earth. It is God’s merciful and loving nature to let us know beforehand when He comes in justice and judgment to give us a chance to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 explains, “God does not wish that any should perish but that all should be brought to repentance.”
For those who know Christ, you are sealed for the day of redemption (Eph 4:30), but if you’re on the fence and not sure what to believe, I encourage you to seek Him out, look for Him in the Bible, learn about Him through His Word. Even if you don’t like to go to church, read His Word and ask Him to show Himself to you in it. He is there for all to find and know, all you need to do is seek Him out in it. His majesty is around you in the trees, the stars and the entirety of the universe but all of that is His creation, it is the Creator that you should worship and He is available to those who diligently seek Him.
Please hear me, if you are not ready for Christ’s return, you have a decision to make. If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Savior, then heed Mark 1:25. “The time has come…the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” Believe in Jesus, God’s Son, and have everlasting life.