The signs that point to the Lord’s second coming abound.

Lk. 21:28. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

What are some of the prophetic signs?

  • Return of Israel to the land (Ezek. 38:8; Mt. 24:32-33)
  • Alignment of the nations (Mt. 24:7)
  • Riding of the four horsemen (war, famine, disease, and death– Mt. 24:7; Rev. 6:1-8)
  • Weapons of destruction (Rev. 6:8, 9:15)
  • Increase of knowledge (Dan. 12:4 – travel; Rev. 11:9 – technology)
  • Earthquakes (Mt. 24:7)
  • Fear (Lk. 21:26)
  • False messiahs (Mt. 24:5, 11, 24)
  • Deception (2 Tim. 3:13; Rev. 13:14)
  • Economic unification (Rev. 13:16-17)
  • Increase of lawlessness (2 Tim. 3:1-7)
  • Evil imaginations and sodomy (Lk. 17:26-30)
  • Drugs, murders, immorality, and theft (Rev. 9:21)
  • Scoffers (2 Pet. 3:3-4)
  • Occultism (Mt. 13:37-39; 1 Tim. 4:1-3)
  • Apostasy of the church (Lk. 18:8; 2 Th. 2:3; 2 Tim. 4:3-4)
  • Persecution of believers (Mk. 13:11)
  • Evangelization of the world (Mk. 13:10)

Jesus promised to return like a thief at a day and hour when the unfaithful did not look for His return (Rev. 3:3). In 1 Cor. 16:22 Paul closed the letter with the word “Maranatha.”

The Lord comes. Let’s look up and work while it is day for the “night is coming.”

Bro. Paul