How bad is the world going to have to get before God finally steps in and Jesus comes back? I get very concerned when I see all the evil things that are happening in the world today. Are we living in the last times?
The Bible warns us against making precise predictions about the exact time of Jesus’s return-but His return is certain, and we may well be living in the last days, “The night is nearly over; the day is a most here.” (Romans 13:12)
Shortly before returning to Heaven Jesus told His disciples that someday He would come back to establish His Kingdom. But before that could take place, He said, certain things would have to happen. For example, He said that before His return the Gospel must be told throughout the world. ( Mark 13:10) Never before has then been possible-but now it is through radio and internet and other modern means of communication.
You also have placed your finger on another sign Jesus gave: Satan’s final attempt to halt God’s work through a massive onslaught of evil. Our word is no stranger to evil; Satan has always been working to stop God’s plans. But God’s enemies now have access to modern weapons of mass destruction, and no one can predict what the outcome will be. Jesus said, “You will hear of wars and rumors of war… Nation will rise against nation.” (Matthew 24: 6-7)
The real question, however, is this: Are you ready for Christ’s return? You can be, by turning to Him and putting your faith and trust in Him. Do not take His Warning lightly, commit your life without delay.
The Bible says: “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”(Romans 10:13) Throughout Scripture God tells us how to find His salvation. We must be convinced that we need Him. Those who feel self-sufficient will never find salvation in Jesus Christ.