Isaiah 24:1 opens with the prophecy of God turning the earth upside down and shaking it. Isaiah writes:
Behold, the Lord will empty the earth and make it desolate, and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants.
In the day that Isaiah was writing, Israel had rebelled against God and judgement was coming. In our present day, our world has rebelled against God too. Sin is rampant and very few choose to follow God. There are consequences for sin both in this life and the life to come.
But we do not need to give way to fear when we read of the coming tribulation and judgement in scriptures. Jesus is our hope. He is our salvation and he is coming again!
Join me on this video as we discuss the End Times Prophecy in Isaiah 24-27 and the Second Coming of Christ.
Jesus himself spoke in Matthew 24 of his second coming. His disciples asked him what would be a sign of his second coming and it was Jesus himself who first used the term “tribulation.” He answered them saying:
What are some of the signs of Jesus’ Second Coming according to Matthew 24?
There will be those who try to deceive the church saying they are Christ.
There will be more frequent wars, famines and earthquakes.
There will be persecution of the church.
There will be traitors inside the church.
Lawlessness will increase and the love of many will grow cold.
The persecution will not stop the gospel from being preached in the whole world.
The abomination of desolation will stand in the holy place (as foretold in Daniel). This will be some sort of anti-Christ in the actual temple. And Jesus warns the people that when this happens – run, flee, hide. This will be a terrible time as the Great Tribulation begins.
Jesus will not come secretly. There will be lightening across the sky and the sun, moon and stars will be altered. No one will miss this! It will be suddenly, surprisingly and startling.
He will come on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory!
He will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call and gather all of his people from all over the earth.
Jesus IS coming again!
Are you ready?
If he were to return today – what would he find you doing?
No one knows the day or hour of his return but we should live expectantly – looking forward to his coming again! Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus.