By: Lou Yeboah
Thinking that you have all the time in the world to get it together. Well, I got news for you…. you don’t! The end is near and it’s a lot closer than you might think. Just because years have passed since Jesus’ prophecy, do not allow that to lull you into a false sense of complacency. Jesus told us that although his coming would be like a thief in the night [Matthew 24:43] there are several signs to look for. And I tell you, these signs are being fulfilled right before our eyes. “Nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom, famines and earthquakes in various places.” [Matthew 24:7-8].
Listen, Paul declared many years ago, “Time is running out.” [2 Timothy 3:1-5]. What part of that do you not understand? The signs of the end are prevalent. I want you to know that God warned the Israelites for hundreds of years about the coming judgment on them as a nation, but He allowed them ample time to repent and change their ways. Ultimately, judgment came at the hands of foreign nations. So, when God is warning judgment not just on a nation but on an entire planet and species, it makes sense that God would allow mankind ample time to repent and change our ways, even if that is thousands of years. And just because God has delayed this long, don’t you dare delude yourself into thinking the end of the world is far off in the distant future, because it’s not.
Although we cannot set dates, from all the signs, we can know that the second coming is ‘at the door’. Yes, there are still some things yet to happen that end time prophecy reveals, like the mark of the beast being enforced. Once the mark of the beast is enforced, you will know that we are in the VERY LAST DAYS, right at the end of the world.
Seek the truth of God’s Word in the Bible and start living for Christ; because, if you find yourself under God’s wrath because you haven’t asked for forgiveness of your sins and accepted Jesus as your Savior, you will stay behind and experience a wrath unlike anything you can even imagine. This will happen during what the Bible calls “The Tribulation” — seven years when the wrath of man, the wrath of Satan, and the wrath of God will be let loose upon this earth. For seven terrible and terrifying years the Earth will be devastated, and billions of people will be annihilated before Jesus’ Second Coming. Don’t you wait until it’s too late!
The Bible says in [John 3:36], “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” Listen, God does not wish that any should perish, but that all should be brought to repentance.” [2 Peter 3:9]. Decide — Where do you stand? Are you under God’s wrath because you haven’t accepted His free gift of salvation, or are you under God’s grace because you have? Will you be one of those raptured before God’s wrath, or will you suffer in it? You have a decision to make. If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Savior, then heed [Mark 1:25] because, “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.
“Be not ignorant of this one thing, that ONE DAY is with the Lord as a THOUSAND YEARS, and a THOUSAND YEARS as ONE DAY … the ‘day of the Lord’ will come as a thief in the night … the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” [2 Peter 3:4-10].
“Therefore, keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back — whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’” [Mark 13:35-37]. I ask you, are you ready for Christ return? Because one of the most distinguishing end time revelations that has been revealed to us through the Book of Revelation is that many different events will be occurring over a relatively short period of time. A series of disastrous events occurring with major impact on the world stage. And just in case you didn’t know… five of the seven trumpets have already sounded. This is one of the biggest signs that the end time is upon us, especially with the Sixth Trumpet War [Revelation 9:13-21] that will take place in the Middle East where there is currently so much turmoil. And if that doesn’t alert you to the fact that the end is near, Revelation explains that things will quickly get worse. The Antichrist will take his place as the leader of the world, ushering in the Great Tribulation [Revelation 12:12] and many of the disasters referenced by the Seven Seals. I encourage you to be always on the watch and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen… [ Luke 21:36]. Repent for the Kingdom of God is at Hand!