No man knows the day or the hour of the Lord’s return, but we can know the seasons by the signs that we see all around us. In Matthew 16:4 Jesus chided the Pharisees and Sadducees because they believed they could discern the weather by the color of the sky at night or in the morning, but they could not discern the spiritual signs of the time. Jesus said, “Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” Anyone who cannot see that these are the last days that are leading swiftly to the Last Day is not paying attention.
Have you thought about where we are in relation to the history of the world, or how close we are to the end of time as we know it? Hebrew prophets spoke often about something called, the “Day of the Lord,” which was a phrase indicating God’s final judgement upon the wicked, blessings on the righteous, and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Joel, Amos, Zephaniah, Zechariah, and Malachi all prophesied of the coming “Day of the Lord.” And from Malachi (the last Old Testament prophet) until now, the clock has been ticking toward the Day of the Lord. So, where are we on the clock? I can only say it’s probably later than you think.