What are some of the amazing end times signs that point to Jesus' soon return?
Hebrews 10:25 says, "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." That verse makes it clear that there are signs that we are to watch out for that will identify the season of the return of Jesus Christ. I've asked my old friend and Bible prophecy expert Gary Fisher of Lion of Judah Ministry if he believes that the signs of the times indicate that the season of the Lord's return is upon us.
Sign of Lawlessness
Another end times sign that shows the condition of man Jesus referred to in Luke 17 is that man would descend into lawlessness. He said it would even be like the days of Noah and the days of Lot where man's pleasure would be the most important thing to him. Even greater than truth, man would embrace his pleasure putting it to be the more important to him. That would lead man to descend into this lawless state resulting in wars, rebellion, strife, murder, homosexuality, pornography, divorce, child abuse, and adultery. Those are the very acts of lawlessness that we are experiencing in our society today. What do they mean, though? They mean that Jesus is coming soon. Today would be good with me.
Sign of Technology
Another end times sign is the boom of technology and travel. Daniel 12:4 says predicted that technology and travel would greatly increase in the times of the end. Who could dispute that we are living in the days of booming technology? With the advent of the computer almost everything is possible to man today, technologically speaking.
Think about travel. When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden they could travel about say 25 miles an hour on the back of a good horse. That continued for thousands of years until fairly recently in the 1800's when the steam engine was invented. On the back of that innovation then came the automobile and then the jet engine. Today we have gone from 25 miles an hour in the days of Adam and Eve to 25,000 miles an hour going into outer space. I would say definitely that travel and knowledge have greatly increased. Those are very clear signs that Jesus is coming soon.
Sign of Understanding Bible Prophecy
The interest and growing understanding of Bible prophecy is a sign. It is a sign that indicates that Jesus is coming soon.
What am I talking about? Daniel 12:4 and 9 both say that the knowledge and understanding of Bible prophecy would be understood more in the end times. In fact, God told Daniel something like, "Daniel, the book is sealed up until the time of the end." And he said, "In the time of the end they will start to understand that." In keeping with that principle, Bible prophecy was very, very rarely understood through the ages. Only a few individuals up until the Twentieth Century really contemplated Bible prophecy. But, in the end of the Twentieth century we started seeing books written about the founding of the State of Israel and all of these other different signs that I've reviewed so far. There are books showing up on the books shelves covering an understanding like never before of what God had to say about the end times. Today we've clearly got more of an understanding about Bible prophecy than any time in history. It's a sign that Jesus is about to appear.
Sir Isaac Newton was a great scientist who lived from 1643-1727. He said this and I quote, "About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies of the Bible and insist on their literal interpretation in the midst of much clamor and opposition." I would say that definitely describes our world today. The men who are preaching Bible prophecy are understanding it like never before.
In the last part of my interview with Gary Fisher concerning Hebrews 10:25, Gary will share the most potent sign that demonstrates conclusively that we're living in the season of the Lord's return.