Today, we are witnessing firsthand signs, markers, conditions, and stage-setting events we would expect to see during the final generation—the one that will see the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus promised to come again. In John chapter 14, He said,
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 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.”
Now I know some people see everything as a sign. Others see nothing as a sign. We must avoid both extremes.
We don’t want to be reckless speculators or give into rash hypothesizing, yet at the same time, we don’t want to become scoffers of the prophecies or mockers of the prophets.
When David Wilkerson wrote his book, The Vision, warning America of her future back in 1974, people ridiculed and scorned him, rejecting him as a modern-day prophet. He called people to repent, but repentance was an old-fashioned word America apparently didn’t want to hear.
Churches across the country pulled Wilkerson’s books out of their libraries as a protest against his prophetic warnings, even though he was pointing people to Jesus Christ as their hope and salvation for what was on the horizon.
Today, all but two of his prophecies have come to pass just as he predicted, and the next two could happen soon: (1) The worst earthquake in the history of the United States, (2) taxation of churches, ministries, and Christian schools. Sadly, Wilkerson wrote concerning America, “I believe we’ve passed the point of no return.”
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a point of no return, when sin has piled too high for God to ignore. When judgment comes some will be kept safe, others will not.
David Wilkerson sounded a lot like the prophet Jeremiah who prophesied:
For thus says the Lord: ‘Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe. There is no one to plead your cause, That you may be bound up; You have no healing medicines. All your lovers have forgotten you; They do not seek you; For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, With the chastisement of a cruel one, For the multitude of your iniquities, Because your sins have increased.
The prophets always have extended signs and warnings.
And signs are important. What if there were no stop signs? No street signs? No speed limit signs? No high voltage warning signs?
Signs serve to maintain order and prevent chaos on a day-to-day level.
Prophetic signs are even more important. And they are appearing dramatically in a breath-taking manner today, pointing to the soon return of Jesus Christ.
And you are either ready…or you’re not. It’s that simple. Jesus said, “They that were ready went in and then the door was shut.”
Today, signs and stage-setting events are in active play.
Jesus promised to come again, and He will…suddenly. If you can see the warning signs and heed them, you’ll be safe. That’s why Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled.”