In twinkling of an eye… two men in the field, one was taken and the other left; two women grinding at the mills, one was taken and the other left; plane were crashed because the pilot was taken and the passengers left. One woke up looking for his mother but he find not, but his mother’s clothes on bed. Her classmates and teacher were gone but she left. Will you left behind?
People of today, young or old are busy with their lives doing the same as usual work, jobs, stuff, activities; such as going to school, studying, working, doing business, planning for their future, thinking and finding ways to be successful, to supply their every needs without knowing what is ahead. Ahead that will shock this nation and the world where people will realize that all the efforts and time they offer to have this material things, reward and pleasure are useless and the very important thing is to be save, to be save from this great tribulation that they wished that they were prepared in the day where the rapture was taking place, so they are with them being caught up to see the Messiah so they would not experienced this suffering and pain. That they wished they know the day and the hour or at least the generation of His return so they will be prepared.
But on how can we know the exact date if the bible tells us that no one will know the day and the hour of His return? But there’s hope ‘cause the scripture indicates that we would know at least the era or generation of His return because of the signs that will indicate the final days, that when these signs are being fulfilled then the end will come. That this sign in nature, society, politics, economics, church and development will be seen and felt.
We heard and aware of the news such as: “Animals Die Because of Global Warming”, “Indian Ocean Earthquake, 300,000 People Die”, “U.S. Pentagon, Attack by Iraq”. New trends, new fashion, new technology, rape victims, violence, lust, political killing, rally, bombing, tsunamis, earthquakes, famines, wars and pestilence, that no doubt this news is happening and many were worst than this.
But the question that remains, are we on the last days? Where all the goals and dreams that we want to achieve; this mansions, this luxury cars, this gold and diamond, this jewelries, this new gadgets and machinery, this popularity, this power to rule, this certificate, medal or trophy and this earth, will be like dirt and worthless if the time to cherished this things come to an end. That the time given to us to prepare were ended in nothing because of making ourselves us god; doing what we want to achieve this temporal things and lived ignoring about the truth. Are we on the last day?
There are two events of how Jesus will return; one is the rapture where He will be in the clouds but will not come down and set His feet on the ground instead taking His people who lived in righteousness so this people will not suffer from the great tribulation, second, where His feet will step in the Mount of Olives for the battle of Armageddon.
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the greatest single theme in Scripture. While there are approximately three hundred prophecies in the Old Testament that foretold the first coming of Christ, there are more than eight times as many verses describing the Second Coming. In total, some 2400 verses throughout the Old and New Testaments reveal God’s promises about the return of Jesus Christ. The enormous number of prophetic verses about the Second Coming underlines the vital importance of this event in God’s plan for mankind.
II. SIGNS OF JESUS RETURN
A. SIGNS IN NATURAL WORLD
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdoms: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the...