Jesus Is Coming Again

Jesus warned over and over again that He was coming again for His Church, that is, for those who have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. It really saddens me when I talk to people who claim to be Christian and yet do not believe that Jesus really is the Son of God and that He is coming again.

Even “Christians” Do Not Believe

Once I loaned one of my books on the 2nd coming to a pastor friend. He read the book. And when he returned it he said: “If this were only true.”

This is what is truly sad about living in this day and age. There is so much misinformation going around that people don’t know what to believe. Yet, God has given us all we need to know to believe. All we need to do is believe what He had said in His Holy Book, our Holy Bible.

The Ten Virgins

For instance, Jesus told us the story of the ten virgins. Five were wise virgins and ten were foolish virgins. It is recorded in Matt. 25:1-4. In this parable, He gives us 3 very important points.

  • We need to keep looking for Jesus’ return and not become complacent just because He hasn’t returned yet.
  • We need to “keep our lamps filled,” that is keep studying the Bible and keep prepared for His 2nd coming.
  • In other words, we need to keep our eyes on Jesus all the time, no matter what is going on around us or what people are saying.

Jesus Warns Us About Not Being Ready

Jesus gives us a very stern warning in Luke 21:34 (NIV): “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”

In other words, don’t be caught living in sin when He comes. Don’t be caught not having Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Don’t be complacent about His 2nd coming. Don’t let the world lead you off onto another path that will lead you to destruction. But this is just what is happening in the world today. And Jesus warned us about this.

Matthew 24:37 (NIV) “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” We do not have to be one of these people who are ignoring what God is showing them.

Believers Have Been Given Ample Warning

Listen to what Jesus tells us in I Thess. 5:4-5. He says that those who believe in Him and are walking in His light are given ample knowledge so that we will not be surprised at His return. “But, dear brothers, you are not in the dark about these things, and you won’t be surprised as by a thief when that day of the Lord comes.” (Living Bible)

God does want us to know about Jesus coming again. In fact, he has given us 318 promises in the Bible that Jesus is coming again. We do not need to be surprised by it. In fact, we need to be looking forward to it.

Has The Tribulation Period Started?

When is Jesus coming again? Some say that we are in the first half of the Tribulation Period right now. It is possible, but I don’t think so because of what Daniel says in Daniel 9:27. Here, he is talking about when the last 7 year period (Tribulation Period) will begin. He says that this king (the Anti-Christ) will make, or commit to, a seven year treaty with the people (Israel).

There have been several 7 year treaties made with Israel in the past, but none of these were the one that Daniel talked about. However, I believe one will be made very soon. But we will not hear very much about it because people will not think it is very important. But look for it, because it is coming.

Be Prepared

Don’t be concerned about whether the Tribulation Period has started or not. Neither be concerned as to exactly when the Rapture will happen. Just be assured that the signs are now happening that show us that it can and will happen very, very soon.

My next blog will show some of the signs that are now happening that show us that the rapture cannot be very far away. Be Prepared.

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