But I do know one thing: God is God. He's present. He's loving. He's in control. He's able. He's my savior. He's my Lord. He's coming again.
Is all the instability around the planet the beginnings of birth pains signaling the end of time? I've read articles claiming just that. The Bible does say that wars, rumors of wars, famine, earthquakes, etc., will signal the end just like contractions indicate the soon arrival of a new baby.
The Bible also says that we cannot know or predict accurately when Jesus will return. The timeline of the past 2000 years is dotted with failed predictions. And disasters have always been with us. I do believe that conditions on earth are right for the Lord's return, as best as I can interpret the Bible and the times. But I cannot say that this is THE right time.
I like the way Jesus and Paul talked about all the predicting. They both said to be prepared and to help others be prepared. So rather than spend all my time trying to figure out whether or not Jesus is about to return, I'm going to do all I can to make sure others are ready for his return.
Are you ready? When Jesus comes he will gather all those who have believed in him for salvation - living and dead. For the living, this will be the first moment when accepting Christ will not be an option. For the dead, well, they lost the opportunity when they breathed their last breath. Since we do not know when Jesus will return or when we will die, we must take this moment very seriously. Are you ready?
I'd love to help you or answer any questions you may have. Please reply.