2 Peter 3:3-4a (NASB) “Know this first of all that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?”
Global plagues and pestilence, rumors of war, earthquakes in diverse places, men crying “peace and safety”, lawlessness, Iran’s alliance with Russia and Turkey, apostacy (falling away) in the churches, and many more things are happening…today.
These are all biblical signs of the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And they are getting more and more frequent. The world is ripe for the antichrist’s picking as no other time in history.
The accuracy of Bible prophecy in our time is nothing short of miraculous. It is astounding the number of prophecies that have been fulfilled in recent years. Yet, the multitudes in our world don’t want to hear about it. If you start preaching prophecy even many “church members” will go elsewhere. Because their hopes and dreams are in this world. They spend their time and effort thinking about homes they will own, cars/boats they will have, and other earthly treasures. Their thoughts are not on God, not on preparing their lives for the eternal…just the here and now.
Most today don’t (and don’t want to) think about the Rapture, because they like it here! If you are a Christian, you are supposed to be in the world (for a time) but not of the world. Our eternal home is being prepared by Jesus Christ for us to be with Him where He is…forever.
The Bible repeatedly says to watch for the Lord’s coming, but it’s hard to do that if you are always looking in the wrong direction. When Peter said, “Scoffers will come in the last days,” who would have thought he was talking about “Evangelicals”? Ones who should know better! But he was. Those who call themselves Christians need to look in the direction of where our redemption will come, not in the world.