“The mideast situation, the earthquakes, the absolute rebellion against Him...convinces me that we will witness His return.”
Dear Sister...indeed never (in my life) has it looked more like the “end times” (as I understand scripture) are approaching. IT IS CERTAIN FACT that the LORD JESUS will return as he said, but I cannot say with certainty it will be soon in our way of thinking. However, I propose dwelling on the day-to-day preparation of knowing that the Lord could call any of us home (death) at any time. We should always be “ready” to go home (I’m preaching to myself here) whether by death or the Lord’s return.
I’m 57 and remember how so many of us were convinced the Lord would return in 1988 because it was 40 years since the establishment of Israel....that is what many teachers of that time were saying. I think now, with age, to dwell on daily righteousness is more in line with what the Lord desires....however...we should always be looking forward to his return. In the mind of God it is imminent. God Bless!
By the way....what I am emphasizing is that we cannot go hid in bunkers waiting for Jesus to return. We DO NOT know when that will be. So, we have to carry on with one foot in this life and an eye towards the sky.
good post FRiend. Of course no one knows the date and anyone claiming to know an actual date (such as Harold Camping) should be called down.
But, with that said, we are witnessing prophecy unfolding right before our very eyes. Particularly regarding the middle east & Israel. Due to this President’s meddling the entire region is on fire and all are lining up against Israel.
The muslims have now advanced their position in all international affairs as well as here in the states...in 3 short years, the world has been changed dramatically and it is rushing headlong into the end.
That is just the middle east situation. Combine that with the absolute open rebellion against God, the complete evil that we see on display daily, it is obvious to anyone watching, the Lord’s return may very well happen in our lifetime (I’m a bit behind you @ 52..but now remember the 1988 prediction...I had forgotten that).
In addition we’ve got the ‘globalization’ of markets becoming more solidified and the currency is becoming increasingly unstable.
And finally, as previously mentioned, the earthquakes and natural signs that are occurring all point to one thing:
His Return. It’s both frightening and exciting to witness the events taking place.