Signs Of The Second Coming Of Jesus
Christians believe in Jesus, who was born as a human being through the miraculous conception of the Virgin Mary. Christ Jesus is believed to have been the Son of God, the Son of Man and God himself as supported by the scripture. The book of John explains that in the beginning, there was a word; the word was with God. It was through the Word that all things were created and the Word became flesh in the form of a human being and lived among men. This illustrates the divine nature of Christ that Christians all over the world follow. Jesus lived a perfect life, and there was no single instance that he sinned yet He was crucified like a sinner.
Christians believe that the sacrifice that Jesus paid with His perfect life was an atonement for the sins of humanity. He paid the ultimate penalty for the sins of every man who will believe and follow him. There is no guilt and condemnation for those who have believed in Jesus. The bible records that he was crucified on the cross and the third day He rose from the dead. He appeared to His mother and other women as well as His disciples before His ascension. He ascended to heaven and promised a second coming when He would come to establish His kingdom on earth. It will be a time for glorification for the faithful servants of Jesus. The signs preceding His return are recorded in the scripture, and it is up to Christ’s followers to interpret these signs. The following are the signs of Christ’s second coming.
Wars, lawlessness and violence are the main signs for the second coming of Jesus. The bible says that there will be wars and rumors of war before the second coming of Jesus. Christians should watch out for big wars, ethnic wars, little wars and the increasing prevalence of lawlessness and violence. The gospel of Matthew explains how the world will look like in the days preceding the second coming of Jesus.
Jesus said that people would hear of wars and rumors of all sorts of wars. He also tells his followers not to be troubled because all these events will come before the end of things. He explained that nations will rise against nations and kingdoms will also go to war with other kingdoms. Humanity has indeed known violence and warfare for the longest time, but the current dispensation is looking at a catastrophic end should a global war emerges. This is because of the technological advancements which have put sophisticated weapons in the hands of humanity.
Drought and famine is the other sign of the second coming of Jesus. According to the bible, there will be a lack of rain and lack of food on earth and on a massive scale which has never been witnessed in history. With drought also come wildfires and forest fires. Other signs include earthquakes and natural catastrophes, disease epidemics and the seven last plagues and more. Christians can understand the scripture and what lies ahead through regular and committed study of scripture.