The Last Days
I was asked a couple of questions about the last days. The first was, what are the signs that we are living in the last days before Jesus Christ’s return? The second question was, are we in the end times? So now, let me ask a couple along with those two? Are there signs in the Bible which we can read that tell us that we are living in the days just prior to His coming again? What Scriptures reveal that we could be living in the very last days before Jesus comes to judge the world?
There is no way I can answer these questions in detail and in one post and get you to read it because it would be way too long. There are way too many signs to list them all but I will give you some scriptural evidence that we are living in the last days. This might take two or three postings so hang on.
First of all, let me give you a big word for your vocabulary. The study of the end times is called Eschatology which basically means a study of the end things. The end things in this case is a study of the end times and reveal the nearness of Christ’s return based upon Scriptures. Eschatology is involved with the end of the present age and events that led up to Jesus Christ’s return to judge the unsaved world and to reward believers for their good works or the lack of them.
Perilous Times is one of the clearest signs that so many people overlook.
Let me make it clear, we don’t have to look for any prophecy in the Bible to be fulfilled before Jesus can return again. The sad fact is that for those who choose today to not believe in Jesus Christ, that day will be a terrible one. For those who are not believers, they will face eternal judgment and have no second chance for salvation and escaping hell. As I said in an earlier sermon, some will be saved in the Tribulation but only a few who had never heard of Jesus. Some teach that only Jews will be saved in the Tribulation. The Bible does teach that there will be some Tribulations saints. If you live in America, you can pretty much forget it! For those who today have already placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, they will receive their rewards. Today is the day of salvation for the unsaved because He can return at any given moment (2 Cor 6:2).
In Paul’s second letter to Timothy and having the knowledge that his death was close, he warned Timothy by telling him to, “mark it down: There will be perilous or terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people” (2 Tim 3:1-5). No doubt about it, Paul was right that “evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Tim 3:13).
These verses have come to pass into their fullness today. Read these things written in 2 Timothy and you can see them already prevalent in society: greed is unbelievable, children are rebelling against parents, people are lovers of themselves, people are full of pride, boastful, abusive, ungrateful, having no natural love, unforgiving, no self-control (with sexual immorality rampant), brutal, and having a hypocritical look of godliness but living a double life with all deception. These characteristics of the end time lost people appear to be more so today than in Paul’s day. These are signs folks. They are given for a reason, that we can read them and keep ourselves ready and prepared as we look for the Groom coming for His Bride! I will give a few more tomorrow. Jesus is coming soon! God Bless!!!!!!!