Daily Spirit & Word: 541: Unmistakable End Time Signs
It really made me laugh the other day, we were driving through South London and long before I spotted it my granddaughter shouted out, “can we have a McDonald’s?” I replied, “No darling, we’re no where near a McDonald’s.” To which she replied, “Oh yes we are Papa, look” Well, I was looking but I couldn’t see, she just kept pointing with insistent fingers, “Look Papa, there it is, McDonald’s, can you see it?” Far away, and I mean faaaar away, there it was, the tiny little golden arches of McDonald’s. She’s so clever, imagine being able to spot McDonald’s that far away? Needless to say, Papa had to drive to the McDonald’s, we had a lovely chicken sandwich.
Those guys at McDonald’s got it soooo right when they developed those unmistakable arches that look just like the outline of the tablets of the Ten Commandments. People know that sign and immediately trust it; we’re going to get a good feed under those arches.
You know my friends, Jesus revealed that before He comes back again in glory there will be unmistakable sings.
Matthew 24:32-35 “Now learn this lesson from the fig-tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.
34 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
What did Jesus mean when He said, “When you see all these things”?
The things Jesus is talking about are revealed before and after that statement in Matthew 24. You really do need to read the whole chapter a few times and you’ll begin to get a greater understanding. Read through Matthew 24 now (see here).
Unmistakable Signs: The fig tree buds and summer is near.
The Earth’s Unmistakable Sings of the End Times and the Return of Jesus Christ:
- There’s going to be Civil Instability.
- There’s going to be Political Instability.
- There’s going to be Religious Instability.
- There’s going to be Physical Instability.
Are there any signs like this in the world today?
We’ve got ALL OF THEM:
Looking For Signs: “Can you see it Papa?” Out of the mouths of babies…
2 Timothy 3:1-5 1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,
4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
The signs are indeed all around us: (As it was in the days of Noah: Matthew 24:37)
- The Austerity Measures: In Europe and the UK are producing Civil Instability for millions.
- The Political Tensions between Russia, Europe and the USA and NATO: Are producing Political Instability.
- The Endless Pressure from Minority Groups: Causing Religious and Moral Instability for Millions.
- The Environmental Issues: Food shortages, water shortages and disease and drought are causing Physical Instability for Millions of the world’s poorest people, they are dying needlessly every day.
I’m feeling for all those Greek people, with so much instability and the impossible debt burden placed upon them by the powerful and wealthy European states. It would be so easy to help them and to make Greece prosper again, however, Instability is all around us, and it’s not far from our own door here in the UK. On Saturday, we bumped into an Anti-Austerity Demonstration in London, thousands of people marching to protest against Government austerity programmes. It was a good-natured and a very well organised and controlled march, but the fact that thousands of people gave up a Saturday and walked in demonstration should not be taken lightly. In Carolina in the USA, again there was a peaceful march, but thousands of people made a march for PEACE… More and more people are becoming aware that things in this world are not the way they should be. We’re commanded by Jesus to pray; “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be DONE, on Earth as it is in Heaven”… Let’s keep praying for our world and God’s Kingdom to break through into the hearts of many. Pray for PEACE, let’s do what we can to help struggling nations and people.
Jesus doesn’t reveal WHEN He’s coming back, but He wants us all to be constantly READY. Just like those famous batteries (Every Ready), we’re to be charged up and ready to go. We’ll meet Him in the air, with everyone else who’s died in Christ. But He wants us to be prepared and ready for the day of His return. In the meantime, we’ve got such an urgent task to fulfill.
Let’s keep watch, look for the signs, pray and seek the Lord’s will in these last few days before He comes back again. There’s an urgency to our task of taking the Gospel to every soul who’s yet to submit to the Lordship of Jesus.