We will know Christ's return is near when we see the events He mentions earlier in the chapter begin to occur. Verse 33 provides the key to His parable.
What did Christ mean by 'the kingdom of God is within you'? This statement has tripped up students for centuries, but the context makes it is very plain.
The World War II generation witnessed the horror of nuclear war and therefore begins the time of 'if time were not cut short, no flesh would be saved alive.'
Jesus tells us not to be troubled about the wars and rumors of wars, for they are like false labor pains. We are now at the beginning of sorrows.
Many are woefully ignorant biblically. Christ warned that no one will know the day or hour of His return, and that many will try to deceive about this event.
We must make sure that our understanding and interpretation of natural disasters and heavenly spectacles align with what the Bible says about them.
The Olivet Prophecy foretells a gathering of eagles or vultures in anticipation of God's judgment. Will they mistake us for the nearly-dead?
As this world keeps on turning, more people become skeptical about the return of Jesus. The Bible, however, insists that He will come again and quickly.
The attitudes of II Timothy 3:1-5 are rampant now and should give us the urgent incentive to repent and overcome, preparing for Jesus Christ's return.
The time of Christ's return appears to be soon in the light of recent events. Watch for the gathering of armies around the future capital of the world.
The passages that describe Christ's return in power and glory contain the same detail: that He will come in, on, or with clouds. Here is the significance.
Jesus' statement that 'Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together' is a warning that He will judge those who resist Him.
When Jesus said the end time would be like the days of Noah, did He mean that the last days would be violent and corrupt, or that they would come suddenly?
God's people do a disservice to the cause of truth when they allow the media-hype to trigger a false hope about Jesus Christ's return being imminent.
Luke 21:36 says to 'Watch and pray always....' Does this refer to watching world events, or is there more to this verse spiritually than meets the eye?
Our challenge in the wake of the terrible things we witness now is to retain confidence that God is in control, even though our faith will be sorely tested.
Sodomites were industrious people, but they cared nothing for God, mirroring the worst aspects of modern Israel. We need to make sure that we live soberly.
John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon Paul's admonition about the night being far spent, warns us to make careful and judicious use of our time in anticipating the return of Jesus Christ. The death and destruction forecast by Christ would come from the hands of man, rather than from God. More pieces of this prophetic puzzle are …
The events in Matthew 24 parallel the six seals of Revelation 6 and the seventh seal of Revelation 7, showing a definite chronological progression.
It is far more important for God's called-out ones to be ready than to know the time of Christ's return, an event to which even He is not privy.
The West is obsessed with materialism and guaranteed security, as many institutions protect—even encourage—mediocrity, incompetency, and malfeasance.
Paul gives two signs of the Tribulation: The falling away and the appearance of the man of sin who sits in the temple in Jerusalem (II Thessalonians 2:3-4).
Increasing knowledge and other modern factors lend themselves to deception, yet this is one of the primary end-time trends that Jesus warns us against.
The scope of the prophesied falling away is obviously international, affecting the entire world, involving a dramatic global rejection of even basic truth.
Though Christ has warned us to be aware of the times, we need to be more alert to how we are living. End-time events should lead us to repentance.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are a terrifying image of impending doom. The hoofbeats of these fearsome figures can already be heard on the earth!
John Ritenbaugh suggests that the people everywhere seem frazzled, distressed, and terrified as a dark, evil, sinister force seems to be engulfing the world. The continued angst from dealing with this continual pathogenic zeitgeist threatens to render all of us, including God's called-out ones, into a state of hopelessness, …
At God's command, the white horse and its rider ride over the earth 'conquering and to conquer.' It is a precursor of the destruction that is wrought by its fellows.
John Ritenbaugh emphasizes that this book was given to our forebears standing on the boundaries of a physical kingdom as it is now given to us standing on the boundaries of our spiritual inheritance encompassing all of creation. As time is closing in on all of us, we need to develop vision (the ability to see in the mind's eye …