And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21: 25-28
Jesus taught us alot about his return, so we know The Lord will be returning soon, but when? First off, Jesus said “Nobody will know the day or hour, only God the Father” (Matthew 24:36) So I’m not going to be predicting when Christ returns, however Jesus told us about “signs” to watch for His return. There will be signs in the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, ect ..what? We need to stay aware of our surroundings, sounds easy, but in a day and age of technology where most people just stare at a device it might be challenging for many. There are many things happening around us that most don’t even notice because the majority of the world is distracted of reality.
Jesus tells us that before His return “People will faint from fear and anxiety” , doesn’t that sound like the world today? Most of the world today is living in fear, mental illnesses are through the roof, could this be an indicator of Christ’s return? Natural disasters, wars, famines, and plagues, these are all signs of Christ’s return, we can check off all these boxes , could the day of The Lord be coming closer and closer? If it did happen today are you ready to meet Christ face to face?
Jesus said “You will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds” this of course is a reference to Daniel’s prophecy in Daniel 7, Jesus calling himself the Son of Man is affirmation He is the Christ, the Messiah, The Son of God Daniel saw at the throne in Heaven. But also Jesus said “Every eye will see Him” (Revelation 1:7) This is not going to be a secret or missed event, the entire world will know when Jesus returns, those who are not saved are going to try and hide in caves for the fear of God. (Isaiah 2:19) But those who are Born Again , will be rejoicing for The Lord has returned for His Church
Now all of this might be giving you anxiety , however Jesus said “Lift your heads up for redemption is near” meaning the world may seem like its out of control and falling apart, but God is in complete control. We can have peace knowing that the Prince of Peace is in control. The Lord is King of all Kings, all nations and governments rest on His shoulders, don’t fear what man can do to you, because Christ has already overcome the world
It’s time to do an Oil Check, is your Lamp full? (Matthew 25) Instead of living in fear and anxiety , lift up your head because Christ is coming back soon, Amen!