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The State of Israel
The first is the re-establishment of the state of Israel which occurred on May 14, 1948. Jesus singled out this event as the one that would signal His soon return.
His prophecy is contained in the fig tree parable (Matthew 24:32-35) which He presented in His Olivet Discourse. The day before He delivered this speech, He had put a curse on a barren fig tree, causing it to wither (Matthew 21:18-19). This was a symbolic prophecy that God would soon pour out His wrath upon the Jewish people because of their spiritual barrenness in rejecting His Son.
The next day Jesus reminded His disciples of the fig tree. He said to watch for it to bloom again. In other words, He said watch for the rebirth of Israel. He indicated that when the fig tree blooms again, He would be at the gates of Heaven, ready to return (Matthew 24:33).
Equally significant, He added an interesting observation: “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place” (Matthew 24:34). What generation? The generation that sees the fig tree blossom.
We are that generation. The fig tree has blossomed. Jesus is at the gates.
Are you ready? If Jesus were to return today, would He be your “Blessed Hope” (Titus 2:11-14) or would He be your “Holy Terror” (Revelation 6:12-17)? If you have never received Him as your Lord and Savior, now is the time to act. Repent of your sins, and call upon the name of the Lord that you might be saved (Acts 2:14-39).
And if you are a Christian, are you living as if Jesus might return any minute? Have you committed your life to holiness? Are you praying for the lost and witnessing for the Lord when you have an opportunity?
Are you yearning for the Lord’s return? Can you say with Paul that you are a candidate for a “crown of righteousness” because you have lived your life “in the love of His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)?
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Only the Father Knows when Jesus will Return
Jesus stated clearly and emphatically that no one knows the day and hour when He will return except His heavenly Father. "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone" (Matthew 24:36). The return of Jesus Christ is near, even at the door, like a thief in the night. He may come through the door any moment. But let's make it very clear, "No one knows that day or hour."
History is littered with individuals who think they know more than Jesus. Yesterday was no exception, and there will be more who will come out of the closet before Christ returns. God the Father did not leave the door ajar for some arrogant Bible student with a calculator or computer or some Bible code through whom to reveal the date of Jesus' return. He emphatically said: No one knows the day or the hour when I shall return. Only the Father knows and He has chosen not to reveal the day or hour.
Jesus Christ will return to gather His elect and judge the world. Because we do not know when that time will be, therefore we must be ready.
Are you ready for second coming of Jesus Christ?
Let me share you how you can be right with God. God loves you and wants you to experience His peace and life. He desires to have a lasting intimate love relationship with you. The Bible says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
God loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you. Christ did this by paying the penalty of our sins when He died on the cross and rose from the grave. The Bible says, "For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly . . . But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:6, 8).
But your know what? We have a severe problem. We are separated from God because we choose to disobey Him. The Bible says, "For all have sinned and fall short Romans 3:23). Nothing we can do will get us across the gulf that separates us from God. Good works, church membership, baptism are all short bridges to nowhere. Our problem is serious. We are not capable of saving ourselves. We are so sinful that we cannot reach up to God. He is holy and we are depraved sinners. You see, that is exactly why God sent His Son to die in our place. "God made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23)
God is offering you the free gift of salvation or eternal life. It is a gift that was paid in full by Jesus Christ when He died in your place on the cross. You can do nothing to merit it or earn it. To try to pay for it is an insult to the grace of God. "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).
How are you saved? How do you receive eternal life? The Bible is very clear "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation" (Romans 10:9-10).
It is not psyching yourself up to some emotional experience. We are saved by simple faith in Christ. We take God at His own word when He says, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved." You know everything you need to know to be saved. Take God at His word and trust Jesus Christ right now.
Will you turn from your sins and unbelief and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life? You can use the following prayer if it comes from your heart. "Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I know that I cannot save myself. I now believe that Christ died in my place on the cross in order to forgive me of my sins. I know that Christ rose from the dead and lives today. I confess my sins to you, and I repent and put my faith in you to save me. I want You to save me for all eternity. Thank you for giving me eternal life. Amen."
Some individuals will experience a great deal of emotion of joy or sense of forgiveness or deep inner peace. The Bible says, "Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1). "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1).