He Is Coming Soon
Matthew 24:3-7 "As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately.'Tell us,' they said, 'when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?' Jesus answered: 'Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places."
If I were to survey this congregation probably everyone would confirm that they are interested in the future.
That is why astrology and fortune tellers have become such part of society. Everyone is interested in the future.
In politics there are those that tell us that the future is bright and a glorious day is going to dawn so vote for me.
They will tell you we are going to solve all of the problems and bring an end to poverty.
We are going to meet with world leaders and bring an end to wars.
We are going to bring an end to ignorance because we will make it make it easy for everyone to go to college. We are going to lift the burden off of the middle-class and bring an end to all of the problems our nation faces.
Then there are those that have a pessimistic outlook such as the global warming group. They are worried about ecological demise, a population explosion that will line the streets with starving people and devastation from war.
But friend every one of us has his own conception about what is going to happen in the future. But really the future rests in the providence of God. The end of all things as we know it will culminate in the main event known as the return of Jesus Christ.
When we look at the Word of God we find in the New Testament there are 318 references to the return of Jesus ...
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