Read: Matthew 24:3-14
The words “The End” often are seen on the last page, or the last scene of a book or a movie. It shows that the programme is over. But with regard to time, some day will mark the last day of life as we now know it, and then the end will come. When the disciples asked Jesus the signs of the end of this age, He clearly taught them how to discern the last days.
F. B. Meyer showed how contemporary Jesus’ warnings are. He said, “The signs of the times in our own day are much as they were then. People still love pleasure rather than God. Those who want to live a godly life must still be prepared to suffer persecution. The forms of hatred and dislike of the gospel change, but the hatred of the cross is as deep-rooted as ever. There are abroad today the seeds of hurtful and false doctrine. Propagated by the spoken word and written page, they produce unrest in the young and unstable. We must judge these damaging teachings, not by their pleasant and innocent appearance, but by their effect on heart and character.”
Jesus gave the signs of wars, rumours of wars, famines, epidemics, earthquakes, false prophets, lukewarm love, etc. The outlook will not be too comforting just before the end. But the hope of His coming is as bright as the promises of God. And that is the good news to share with a lost and dying world. As the child of God, you have the privilege of introducing Jesus to others. So take the time that is left in doing your best for Jesus, because ‘the end’ days has a way of coming when you least expect it.