Christians are commanded by both Jesus and Paul to watch for key prophetic signs that indicate the Lord’s coming is near, so we may never be deceived by anyone who claims the Lord has arrived or is about to arrived before Devine schedule (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3) ). Knowing can literally save one’s own life in the near future Tribulation!
It will be no secret when the Lord Jesus returns. After a total blackout of the universe, the sign of Christ’s coming will then light up the entire skies, and the earth will be shaken with a mighty earthquake and the heavens will be split wide open with a sonic boom!
Jesus will then appear lightening fast, in flaming fire, with His mighty angels (Joel 3:16; Matthew 24:29; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 6:12-17;16:18).
REMEMBER: Jesus Christ is not merely a resurrected man. HE IS LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!
Zechariah 14:5 reads, “the LORD [JEHOVAH] MY GOD SHALL COME, and ALL the saints with Him” (cf. Revelation 1:7-8). He will not be alone and we see this in 1Thessalonians 4:14 as well.
1 Thessalonians 4:14, “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them [saints, cf. Zechariah 14:5] also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
Matthew 24 (Mark 13, Luke 21)
“Every eye will see Him coming in the clouds, in POWER and great GLORY. (Matthew 24:30)
Matthew 24:46, “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.” What are you doing as you wait for His triumphant return?
1 Thessalonians 4:18 ends with these words, “Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
Matthew 24 ends by warning us that He is coming…He is coming at an hour that you think not…”And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And when He does, “Christian” you may be counted with the sinners [hypocrites]…and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mark 13 ends with these words, “And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Luke 21 ends with these words, “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares…Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”
Clearly, Jesus is giving us fair warning…don’t be caught sleeping when the Son of Man returns. Watch…don’t be caught up doing the things of this world in excess or be consumed with alcohol and drugs and the don’t be consumed with the cares of this world so that when the day comes that you are caught unaware!
He’s coming folks…faster than you might think. Most of you have no idea…you never read your Bible…and you spend all your time arguing with those of use that do.
ARE YOU WATCHING?