Preparing for the Return of Christ
Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
How much longer can this old world survive? That's the question everyone is asking these days. How will the world end?
Will it end in a nuclear holocaust?
Will we run out of natural resources and die from shortages of fuel and food?
Will we over populate the world and die of starvation and disease?
Will we poison ourselves to death by air, water and soil pollution?
Will we eventually burn up because we've destroyed the ozone with hair spray and air-conditioner freon? (I'm told that if the average temperature of the planet raises 5 degrees it can no longer sustain life.)
Will some horrible plague like AIDS sweep through the world's population and lead us to extinction?
When will the world end--tonight, one week from now, or 10,000 years from now? Personally, I believe we are living in the finals days, the closing pages of human history.
I don't believe the world will end by natural disaster but by divine intervention. For you see, the Bible very clearly teaches that Jesus is coming back to earth again. Jesus Himself said--
John 14:3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also."
Did you know that? Did you know that Jesus really is coming back to earth some day?
NOTE: There are 1,845 references to the second coming of Jesus in the Old Testament and 318 references to His second coming in the New Testament.
I believe it will be very, very, very soon. And today I want to show you from the Word of God how to be prepared for Christ's return.
In Genesis 46 we see an Old Testament story that gives us a preview, or a prophetic picture, of Christ's return to earth. It is the story of Joseph going out to meet his brothers and father, to take them back to Egypt to live with him. In my opinion it provides a beautiful and accurate picture of the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus ...
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