Signs of the Times

“When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ “Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” – Matthew 16: 2-3

 Visibly you can see the red sky in the evening and know the next day there will be fair weather. You see the red sky in the morning and declare there will be foul weather today. These signs Jesus said tell you about the weather conditions ahead but He said, “You cannot discern the signs of the times”.

There are numerous signs that point to the end of this age and the soon return of the Lord Jesus.

Like Israel becoming a national home for the Jews in 1948 after being scattered worldwide for almost 2 000 years, as prophesied by Ezekiel in Ezekiel 38.

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit began at the beginning of the last century. In Joel 2 the prophet declared that God would pour out His Spirit upon all flesh in the last days. The worldwide Pentecostal and Charismatic movements are a fulfillment of this.

Then there are the earthquakes and wars, famine and plagues that are on the increase.

The violence and crimes are as in the days of Noah.

These are just some of the signs that point to the end of this age and the soon coming of the Lord Jesus to receive to Himself His own and set up an earthly kingdom that will know no end.

Live today and every day with the expectation of His return.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your forgiveness and love. Thank You that through Your precious cleansing blood I am Your child. Help me live today to the full, knowing that it is Your will that I am busy doing Your will, until You return.