Jesus Speaks about the Future
“And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory. So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”
Luke 21:25-27 New Living Translation (NLT)
Jesus spoke these words over 2,000 years ago. We don't really understand what He meant because a lot has happened since He said this. A lot has happened with one great exception: He hasn't come back yet. If we believe His Word, we must believe that what He said will someday happen.
Like so many other Believers, I have trouble speaking about the end times. I trust God and I trust His plan. I look forward to His Kingdom coming because that is part of the "Good News." But I also know that to get to that point, this world will end. And I don't know when. I would just like to take Him at His Word and be ready if I'm here to witness it. Being ready involves trusting His Word.
I'm being obedient in posting this. This Scripture above was not what I planned to share today. It was placed on my heart to post. It came up in my search for the Scripture below. And we can take comfort in this Word as well. But if we believe any of the Word of God as truth, we have got to believe it all.
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 New Living Translation (NLT)