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I'm in my 70s, and I don't think I've ever seen such a confused world as the one we've experienced during this year. Are we maybe living in the last days before Jesus returns?


Jesus warned us against making precise predictions about His return; only God knows exactly when Christ will come again to bring an end to the present world system. Jesus did, however, say that the world would grow increasingly confused and dangerous before He returns. He declared, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. … Nation will rise against nation” (Matthew 24:6-7).

Yes, we do live in a confused and alarming world; the list of dangers has seldom been longer. But when Christ returns, our world will no longer be plagued with confusion and conflict, because He will rule with perfect justice and peace. This may be difficult for us to imagine—but never forget who Jesus is: the eternal Son of God, who even now rules in Heaven with power and authority. The Bible says, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17).

The real question, however, is this: Are you prepared for His coming? Tragically, millions never face honestly the urgency of the hour or their need for God’s forgiveness. Don’t be this way, but by faith turn to Christ and open your heart and life to Him. The Bible says, “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

Some day we will celebrate Christ’s second coming. In the meantime, put your life into His hands and make it your goal to live for Him every day.

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  1. Reuben says:

    Thanks a lot for the Word of God.

  2. mark friedrich says:


  3. Geoffrey Williamson says:

    I am 54-years-old, and I think one day soon God is going to say, “I have had enough!” He came the first time as the sacrificial lamb, and now as the Bible states He will come as Judge and also rapture His remnant out of here. I keep my armor on daily. I see this also as an exciting time to share my faith.

  4. Paula says:

    I truly believe we are living in the last days. How do I convince my son who is 16 without terrifying him? And my family?

    1. Marg says:

      Pray and let the Holy Spirit reveal to your family that we are living in the last days and once your son approaches you to inquire, just confirm what the Bible says. The Holy Spirit can do a much better job than you. Have a blessed day!

    2. Palmer says:

      I’d say help him see what the end means after. Bible says these things will be no more – death, pain, tears, sorrow, sickness, wickedness. And the blind will see, deaf will hear, dead will rise, lame will walk, and Satan and his demons and wicked people will be gone forever. The end isn’t the end of all life.

  5. stacy trail says:

    Amen. I needed to hear this.

  6. Stephen Yeo says:

    Is the apostle Paul being specific by mentioning the man of lawlessness in 2nd Thes. 2:2-8?