Matthew 24:3; Luke 21:28
9-19-18, * -- The Lord Jesus’ disciples asked Him what would be prophetic signs of the end times, the end of this age and His return? (Matthew 24:3) The Old Testament prophets wrote about future seasons and events, but the topics were often interwoven and the timing of the events not easily discernible.
Jesus explained that there would be religious deception, social and political upheaval, natural calamities, disloyalty, religious and ethnic persecution prior to His return. Hatred and betrayal will be common, as lawlessness will abound and "the love of many will grow cold." He described it as "the beginning of sorrows" (Mark 13:8).
Jesus taught that here will be amazing signs happening with the sun, the moon and the stars. On earth, major earthquakes and roaring oceans will bring panic and great natural disasters.
"Then men "will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." Luke 21:25-28
Christ's future coming is not only a prophetic event just to be anticipated; it is a promise from our Lord's own lips. Jesus explained to His disciples that He would leave to "prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, you may be also" (John 14:1-3). [Angels proclaimed it in Acts 1:10-11 also the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.]
The Lord Jesus' return is our great blessed hope (Titus 2:13).
Even so, Come Lord Jesus! Revelation 22:20
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Gary Curtis here
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