For many years, those of the Christian faith have waited for the coming and return of Jesus Christ. But people have been waiting for years for his return making one ask the question-is He actually returning? Let’s discuss six reasons why Jesus is coming soon.
In my post “If God is real, why does He allow bad things to happen,” I explain the validity of the Bible. The Bible is thousands of years old, yet the texts written so long ago are still relevant today. Below I’ll detail many instances that have predicted what will happen before the coming of the Lord.
1. Wars and Rumors of Wars
Matthew 24 says that in the last days “…ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled (Matthew 24:6, KJV).”
There are many war rumors and tensions in the world today. Many world leaders are threatening and or preparing for war. Currently, China is threatening war with Taiwan, and the United States. Russia is also threatening war with Ukraine.
There have been wars throughout human history, but taking into account the next reasons for why Jesus is coming soon it all adds up.
2. The Euphrates River Drying Up
Revelation 16:12 says, “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”
In August 2021, Syria’s longest river prophetically dried up, and is becoming a desert. Exactly what the Bible predicted would happen hundreds of years ago!
3. Earthquakes in Various Places
In Matthew 24:6 Jesus states, “there shall be… and earthquakes, in divers[e] places.”
The Unites States Geological Survey stated in their frequently asked questions section article titled “Why are we having so many earthquakes? Has naturally occurring earthquake activity been increasing? Does this mean a big one is going to hit? OR We haven’t had any earthquakes in a long time; does this mean that the pressure is building up for a big one?”
The article states, “In the past 40-50 years, our records show that we have exceeded the long-term average number (about 16 earthquakes per year) of major earthquakes about a dozen times.”
4. “All that Live Godly in Christ Will Suffer Persecution”
2 Timothy 3:12 says,
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
In the aforementioned chapter Matthew 24, in verse 9 Jesus speaks about the last days warning,
“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.”
According to the 2022 World Watch List by Christian Persecution Organization Open Doors International, persecution against Christians continues to rise especially in Asian and African countries and that the COVID 19 pandemic has further exacerbated discrimination with over 360 million experiencing persecution.
5. Famines (hunger)
Matthew 24:6 also says there will be “famines…”
The organization Action Against Hunger states, after declining for a decade, world hunger increased. From 2019 to 2020, the number of undernourished people grew by as many as 161 million, a crisis driven largely by conflict, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
6. Seas of Blood
Revelation 16:3 says “And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.”
Could this “sea of blood” be the harmful red algal bloom that have been spotted and reported in every U.S. coastal state according to studies and researchers that believe it could be on the rise.
This post is not to scare but to inform. As Christians, we should be aware of the times we’re living in. So, let’s live the best life we can for God, and hold nothing back: love God, love others, live peacefully with others. And if you’re not a Christian, I hope this post opens your mind about the validity of the Bible. For more info about Jesus and salvation, check out my post, “How do I Get Saved” here.