Signs of Christ's Return
Why Doesn't The Bible Give The Exact Year?
People would put off preparation - no guarantee we will live till then. Be ready!
People still wouldn't believe or would believe for the wrong reason.
What Are The Signs About?
The battle is for the minds of people
Satan is doing his worst to distort the picture of God, to deceive, to discourage
God is doing His best to reveal Himself
These activities come to a crescendo as the end approaches
Signs - when you see all these things
The prophetic periods of Daniel Chapters 2, 7 and 8
Outcome - The God of heaven will set us a kingdom which will last forever
In the natural world
Matthew 24:29 - Sun, moon and stars
Luke 21:11 - Earthquakes
Outcome - God is going to create a new earth (Revelation 21:1-4)
In the political world
Matthew 24:6; Revelation 11:18 - Wars
Shows the character of Satan - but God gets the blame
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 - Peace movement
Designed to lull us into a false sense of security. Be alert!
Matthew 24:12 - Lawlessness increases
Matthew 24:12; 2 Timothy 3:1-4 - Love grows cold
Outcome - Hang on to the end - you will be saved
In the religious world
2 Timothy 3:4, 5 - Form of religion
2 Peter 3:3,4 - Scoffers
Luke 21:8 - False religion (setting dates)
Luke 21:12 - Persecuting
Matthew 24:5, 24 - Working miracles, don't be deceived
Matthew 24:14 - The gospel invitation to all the world
God wants everyone to be in His kingdom
What Do The Signs Tell Us?
Be encouraged - Jesus is coming again!