Are We Living In The End Times?

Many people have ask me this, surely all of us have had this thought atone time of another.

Some of the things we have witnessed recently are’s I unprecedented that they have caused me to honestly wonder. “Are We Living In The End Times? Is this it? Are we getting close to the return of Christ?

The simple answer is, “Yes, we are living in the end times. But the real answer is more complicated than that.

Revelations 22:12 says “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give each person according to what they have done.”

While we will never know the time of Jesus’s return. It is best to be ready.

Just asking “Are We Living in the end times? Make me feel guilty. My troubles over the past years are pale in comparison to what many believers have experienced in the past and some even are experiencing now. As we complain about the wearing masks, I wonder how many believers are being persecuted or are going to be in prison camps and be tortured.

Some of the events taking place are things I never expected so see in my lifetime. A global pandemic. Cities burning. Increased hostility and hatred. What’s happening over seas.

Seeing these events before my eyes have made me ache for heaven and caused me to ask the question that many asked in the Bible: “How long, O Lord.”

As I said in one sense the answer is yes. New Testament writers understood the end times to be the entire period of time between Christ’s first and second coming. The Apostle John said in 1John 2:18, “Children, it is the last hour….”

The last hour? Really? Was John really 2000 years off?

Well, no John did now know exactly when Christ would return. (even though he literally saw it happening in Revelation) But he considered any time between now and then to be the last hour or the end times.

What is tells us is that the Apostles were not concerned with giving us the quantity of time but the quality of time. The end times were not a set number of days or years, but the distinct period of time in which the gospel would go fourth, the church would suffer, a lot of bad things would happen, and eventually Jesus would come back.

We are living in the end times and have been since the first century and will be until Jesus returns. We have been living in days that things are bad and getting worse all the time. These are the end times, and we should hope and pray these end times hurry up and end.

But what you really ant to know, and let’s be honest, the reason you clicked this post, is this: are we living in the end of the end times? Are these the last few days or months or years Jesus comes back and fixes all this mess?

The answer is, honesty, we don’t know. And anyone who claims to know probably want to sell you a book or wants money before they tell you.

Every genre of believers has looked around at the utter wickedness in their world and thought, “Surely, this is it.” This has led to some to even make predictions on the day or year. (don’t do that)

The truth is, Bible teaches that certain event will precede the final return of Christ. A few of those things are:

-The preaching of the gospel to the entire world. (Matthew 24:14)

-The Antichrist coming to great power, being worshipped by many, slaughtering a lot of Christian’s and performing great miracles. Revelations 15)

-The tribulation which will be an intense time of suffer that seems to far outweigh anything we have experienced to this point. (Revelations 8 and 9)

These things have not happened and need to happen before Christ’s return. Jesus himself said in Matthew 24 that wars, famines, and earthquakes were not signs of the end but the beginning of the birth pains.

It’s sad to say. But I believe things are going to get worse, much worse.

Maybe that happens quickly or maybe it doesn’t and Jesus’s coming will be delayed.

Either way, the Bible makes clear. We should not spend our time matching newspaper articles to Bible prophecy trying to discern the last day. (Mark 13:32)

But what we should be doing is be ready. Make disciples, warn others, and trust the process.

I believe we are living Matthew 24 right now.

Pray Fervently

Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be thy name: thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Repent be forgiven and start following God if you haven’t done so already. Be ready for Christ’s return.

God Bless You All

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