John 14:2-4 says, 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
The Second Coming is when Jesus Christ will return to earth in fulfillment of His promises and to fulfill the prophecies made about Him. No one – not even Christ himself knows when the exact timing of his return will be except the Father. In the book of Matthew, Jesus Christ has described the conditions that would precede His return. These include deception, wars, famines, disease epidemics, earthquakes, and religious persecution. Many people believe that it is near. That we are now approaching that time, and that these things are now being revealed.
So what does the Scripture say about the Second Coming? One thing is for sure: Jesus is coming – but not until these signs have occurred!
False Christs and Prophets
Matthew 24:4-5,11 …..’many shall come in My Name, saying, I am Christ …. and many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.’
Wars and rumors of wars
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”(Matthew 24:6,7a)
Famines, Pestilence, Earthquakes
“And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:7b,8).
Killed For Your Faith
Matthew 24:9-10 …..’Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
One world government
“And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything: and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. (Daniel 2:40 NKJV)
One world ruler and an assistant emerge
I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name. Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon [Satan, or the devil] gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:1-4)
Technology to control the world
“He [the second beast] causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”(Revelation 13:16-18)
Are you ready for the Second Coming of Jesus? We don’t know when he will come but we know this for sure – the unsave will face Judgment from Jesus Christ. There is no way to escape from it. If you have not yet placed your trust in Jesus Christ, today you can have the saving faith that comes only in believing in Him. As it is written in John 14:6 ““I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
There is no need to do anything special. You only have to believe and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
How to Receive & Know you Have Eternal Life
Admit – that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior (Rom 6:23)
Abandon – self-effort and realize that you can not be saved by your works or your own efforts (Acts 16:31)
Accept freely Christ’s payment for your sins, required of the Father (John 3:16)
Acknowledge Jesus Christ as your personal lord and Savior (Acts 4:12)
Repent of your sins which means forsake them and turn away from them (Mark 1:15).
Finally, put your trust in Christ to save you and believe in Him and you have eternal life (John 3:16-17).