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The Times before the Second Coming (2 of 17)
Series: Sign Posts on the Road to Armageddon
Dr. James O. Davis
This is the second message concerning the times that will be present before the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is interesting, when God gets ready to do something on earth, He always forewarns us prior to that intervention. He sends some signals that are designed to prepare us for what God is going to do.
For example, God warned the world before He sent the flood--the ark was the sign. Before the Lord delivered the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage, He sent ten plagues upon the Egyptians--the plagues were the signs. Before He sent the Israelites into Babylonian captivity, He sent Elijah and Elisha--their miracles became the signs. Before He sent His Son to be born of a virgin, He put a star in the heavens--the star was one of the signs. Just as the first coming of Jesus was preceded with signs, so will His Second Coming be preceded with signs.
There will be signs in the world that will correspond with the signs in the Word. Jesus said, "When these signs begin to develop, look up for your redemption draweth nigh." We are living in the time when Jesus is going to return. There are several major signs I want to share with you. I also want to give you some facts and what Heaven is going to be like for you and me.
FIRST, NOTICE THE MULTIPLICATION SIGN
The Lord said it would be like the days of Noah when He comes back. In Noah's day they were marrying and giving in marriage. There was a population explosion at that time. God had told Adam and Eve to fill the earth (Genesis 1:27), but He said nothing about overfilling it. Ecologists and sociologists are worried that the earth will soon be overpopulated. In China, for instance, the law states that each family is allowed only one child. To disobey is to invite prosecution and even persecution. Extreme populations are named as causes for serious economical ...
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