(Mat 24:36) But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels of Heaven, but only My Father. (Mat 24:44) Therefore you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes.
Here we go again people are getting all worked up about the end of the world. Well I’ll tell you this much with conviction. The world is not going to end this coming September 23rd. Is it possible that another event showing us that The Lord is soon to come may occur? That is definitely possible as they have been occurring now for probably 2000 years. That being said do I believe the Lord is soon to come? Yes, however it may be 10 days, weeks, months, or years from now. 10 years being quite soon being compared to 2000 years.
Sad to say but The End Times is a multi-million if not billion-dollar business. One that preys on man’s ignorance of the Word of God as well as their fear of the unknown. There are definite signs that The Lord is soon to come there are wars and rumors of wars. We may be on the verge of WWIII. Natural disasters are becoming more and more frequent. Just about every time you look around there is another prediction from some biblical scholar selling a book or putting on some type of conference. One thing to consider is that no Old Testament prophet nor did Jesus himself ever charge any one or took up a freewill offering for their prophecy.
So that is why what the Apostle Peter said is so important (2Pe 3:3) First, knowing this, that there will come in the last days scoffers walking according to their own lusts (2Pe 3:4) and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. Peter goes on to say. (2Pe 3:10) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a rushing noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat. And the earth and the works in it will be burned up. In Matthew Jesus himself warns us (Matthew 24:44) Therefore you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes. So when he does come back the world as a whole will not be expecting him. He also reminds us (Mat 24:32) Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When its branch is still tender and puts out leaves, you know that summer is near. (Mat 24:33) So you, likewise, when you see all these things, shall know that it is near, at the doors. So there are signs all around us that The Lord is soon to come. As I stated earlier it could be 10 days, weeks, months, or years before that happens.
Jesus told us in his word what he expects us to be doing as we watch and wait for his return. (Mat 25:31) But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His glory. (Mat 25:32) And all nations shall be gathered before Him. And He shall separate them from one another, as a shepherd divides the sheep from the goats. (Mat 25:33) And indeed He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats off the left. (Mat 25:34) Then the King shall say to those on His right hand, Come, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (Mat 25:35) For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; (Mat 25:36) I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.
With all of the current disasters and those yet to come. Many are hurting and in need. Instead of wondering when the end is coming. We should be doing all we can to help others in this life. When the Lord does come. He expects his followers to be working as well as spreading the good news of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. To my son whose birthday just happens to be on September 23rd Happy Birthday Son enjoy your day. Be Encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.