Unlike Arnold Scharzenegger when JESUS said He’s coming back, you better believe He ain’t playing!
Jesus warned that the times before his return on the Last Day will be filled with many troubles. There will be wars and rumors of war. There will be famines, natural disaster, disease, and the love of most will grow cold. When terrible things like these happen, many changes can occur in our lives. Look at the changes that have happened during this current worldwide pandemic. How many things have we had to do without that we used to take for granted? People who have been through a major hurricane or earthquake or flood could say the same thing. All these events remind us that life as we know it isn’t as secure as we’d like to believe.
Jesus tells us that all these signs carry an even more important warning. The wars, disasters, diseases and increased hatred are all signs that the day of his return is approaching. In Matthew 24:44, Jesus said, “So you must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Jesus could come today. He could return hundreds of years from now. We don’t know when that day will come just like Noah didn’t know when the first rain droplet would fall from the heavens to earth, but that didn’t stop Him from building the ark!