By Xin jie
Two thousand years ago, the Lord Jesus promised us: “And, behold, I come quickly” (Revelation 22:12). Now, all manner of signs of His return have appeared, and many brothers and sisters have had premonitions that the day of the Lord is near. Has the Lord already returned? What can we do to welcome the Lord? Let’s discuss this now by exploring the prophecies set forth in the Bible.
The First Sign of the Second Coming of Jesus: Earthquakes, Famines, Plagues and Wars
Matthew 24:6–8 says: “And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” War has broken out frequently in recent years, such events as the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the conflict between India and Pakistan, the United States’ invasion of Iraq, and the continuously escalating war between Israel and Palestine. Plagues, fires, floods, and earthquakes are also to be seen everywhere. Of particular note is the “novel coronavirus,” which broke out in Wuhan, China in 2019 and has since spread throughout the world. There were also severe forest fires in Australia in September 2019, while a severe outbreak of locusts occurred in East Africa on the other side of the planet, with many countries now facing famine. In January 2020, Indonesia suffered a flood, and Newfoundland in Canada was hit by a once-in-a-century snowstorm. Earthquakes have occurred in Elazig in Turkey, southern Cuba in the Caribbean, and elsewhere. From these signs, it can be seen that this prophecy has been fulfilled.
The Second Sign of the Second Coming of Jesus: The Appearance of Celestial Anomalies
Revelation 6:12 says, “And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.” Joel 2:30–31 says, “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah comes.” In recent years, there have been many instances of the moon turning blood red. For instance, during the two-year span of 2014 and 2015, a series of four “blood moons” occurred, and on January 31, 2018, there was a “super blue blood moon,” which appears only once every 150 years. Then, a “super blood wolf moon” appeared in January 2019. The prophesied phenomenon of the sun turning black has also appeared, and, indeed, there have been many total solar eclipses, such as the eclipse in Singapore on December 26, 2019 and in Chile on July 2 of the same year. The fulfillment of this prophecy is apparent in these phenomena.
The Third Sign of the Second Coming of Jesus: Churches Are Desolate and the Love of Believers Is Cold
Matthew 24:12 says, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Throughout the entire religious world, desolation is spreading. The preaching of pastors and elders has become tired and cliché, and is failing to provide for believers. In their struggle for status, some pastors are forming cliques and creating factions in the churches, and some have even gone into business by setting up factories to lead believers along the secular path; meanwhile, among the believers, there is a general weakness of confidence and a reluctance to part with the world, and they live in its tiresome entanglements. Some churches look crowded and lively from the outside, but many people come to church merely to expand their network and sell products, using the church as a place of commerce. What is the difference between a church today and a temple toward the end of the Age of Law? In these things, the complete fulfillment of this prophecy of the Lord’s return is apparent.
The Fourth Sign of the Second Coming of Jesus: The Appearance of False Christs
Matthew 24:4–5 says: “And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” From the prophecy of the Lord, we can see that when the Lord returns, false Christs will emerge and deceive people. In recent years, false Christs have appeared and deceived people in countries such as China, South Korea, and Japan. These false Christs do not possess the essence of Christ, nor can they proclaim the truth, yet they claim themselves to be Christ. Herein, the fulfillment of this prophecy is apparent.
The Fifth Sign of the Second Coming of Jesus: The Restoration of Israel
Matthew 24:32–33 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.” Many who believe in the Lord know that the fig tree’s tender branches and leaves refer to the restoration of Israel. When Israel is restored, the Lord’s day will be near, and Israel was restored on May 14, 1948. Obviously, this prophecy of the Lord’s return has been fulfilled completely.
The Sixth Sign of the Second Coming of Jesus: The Spread of the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth
Matthew 24:14 records: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.” In Mark 16:15, the Lord Jesus said to His disciples after His resurrection, “Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” After Jesus was resurrected and ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit began to lead those who follow the Lord Jesus to witness the Lord Jesus. Today, Christians have spread all over the world and many democratic countries have adopted Christianity as their state religion. Even in China, where the party in power is atheistic, tens of millions of people have accepted the gospel of the Lord Jesus, and so it can be seen that the gospel of mankind’s redemption through the Lord Jesus has spread throughout the world. In this, it is apparent that the prophecy of the Lord’s return has been fulfilled.
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Source From: Eastern Lightning
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