Have you ever wondered what it will be like in the end?
What does God’s Word say about the end times?
Sometimes when we read about the end times it can be scary – other times it can be exciting!
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!
God’s Word gives us a lot of insight about what the end times will be like.
Let’s take a look together at what His Word says.
Here’s 10 Verses About the End Times-
1. Times will be difficult and people will be heartless lovers of themselves rather than lovers of God.
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ~2 Timothy 3:1-5
2. There will be more frequent wars, famines and earthquakes. These will be like birth pains, signaling the return of Christ is soon.
Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” ~Matthew 24:4-8
3. The persecution will not stop the gospel from being preached throughout the whole world.
Many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. ~Matthew 24:10-14
4. False prophets will perform great signs and wonders to lead the church astray.
Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. ~Matthew 24:23-27
5. Be ready always because no one knows the day or hour of his return.
But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. ~Matthew 24:36-39,44
6. Jesus will come in a cloud with power and great glory!
There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. ~Luke 21:25-28
7. We are to live in holiness and godliness, as we wait on his return.
The day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. ~2 Peter 3:10-13
8. Some inside the church will depart from the faith.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. ~1 Timothy 4:1
9. He will return from heaven with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God and gather all of his people.
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. ~1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
10. The world begins and ends with God. He spoke it into existence and he will speak it out of existence.
“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” ~Revelation 22:12
Are you ready?
If Jesus were to return today, what would he find you doing?
Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus.
Share the gospel.
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.
Keep walking with the King!
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If you’re looking to study this topic further, I would recommend the book of Luke. Luke takes us on an exciting journey from Jesus’ birth to his public ministry, his death, resurrection and ascension into heaven.
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