Jesus Christ’s Return Is Very Soon: Fifth Sign

by Kathleen Huebener in Inspiration
For those of us who await the Lord Jesus Christ, amidst all the evil that surrounds us,
the good news is Christ’s return is very imminent. In fact, the signs are shouting at us,
“Repent! The King is coming! Look up, for your redemption draws near!”
The fifth sign is the rapidly accelerating life-threatening conditions: weather-related events, potential atomic annihilation, population explosion, pollution, diseases, and wild beasts.

For all the evil in the world, man’s inhumanity against man and calling evil good and good evil, yes, for all this, God’s anger is not turned away, but His hand is still stretched out toward mankind for salvation.1 God allows the four great judgments to happen: war, famine, wild beasts, and disease.2

It is written in Matt. 24:7:
“For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,

and there shall be famines, and pestilences,

and earthquakes in various places.”

I need not write about the wars within and without or about the world’s famines. They are self-evident. Disease is becoming prevalent; even the medicines used to combat them are deadly in themselves. Their side effects leave many permanently disabled. Dangers exist from wild animals, which are becoming prolific in areas never seen before. How can we survive these conditions? Is there any hope?

The good news is that God helps anyone who calls upon His name for salvation.3 For God says in Isaiah 45: 22,

” Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:
for I am GOD, and there is none else.”

And in John 3: 14-15, it is written:

” As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of man be lifted up.

That whosoever believeth in Him

should not perish, but have eternal life.”
The scariest realization is that a person’s decision to accept Christ does not inadvertently save his children or other relatives concurrently. One can try so hard to bring another person to Christ, but the reality is that each person is responsible for his or her own decision.4 Salvation is personal and is an individual choice. I have made my choice; Christ is my Savior. Have you made yours?

If we keep this knowledge in perspective,

how should we live out the rest of our lives here on earth?

1 Isaiah 5

2 Ezekiel 14: 21

3 Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13

4 Ezekiel 14:14