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The second coming of Jesus is near; it is even at hand. We are not here to set a date or time, but to warn you that the end is near. Many people do not believe it; many people ignore the fact that Jesus is coming. One of the strategies of Satan is to spread false news, such as when the religious ones say, “Jesus will come at the end of this year.” When the end of the year comes, nothing happens. Another example is when the scientists say, “The world will end next month.” Next month comes and passes by, and nothing happens.
The problem with the false news, which set the date and time of the return of Jesus, is that it causes many people to turn away completely from the truth. However, by reading the Bible we can understand one thing:
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.” (Matthew 24:32)
Meaning, when you see the leaves after the winter and the spring, and you see the fig tree and other trees become tender and put forth leaves, you already say, “Summer is coming.” In the same way is the coming of Jesus Christ.
Just recently, in less than three weeks, almost 300 people died. A plane crashed and 150 people died, and in the attack in Kenya 147 people died. We are talking about nearly 300 people that died.
We see now the biometrics, for everything now you use your finger and get rid of physical money. Very soon we are going to hear that people are cutting other people’s fingers to have the biometrics to steal money from the bank or just to steal a cell phone. All these are the signs of the coming of Jesus. So when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors!
Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. (Matthew 24:32-5)
The Word of God is clear. We cannot give credit to the religious when they proclaim the date that Jesus will return. Jesus Himself said that even the angels do not know the date, only the Father knows. So, we don’t give credit to the religious. We do not give credit to the scientists when they say that a certain month or year will be the end of the world. We give credit to the Word of God, when He says that the end is near.
You might say, “From now on I will not travel by plane anymore because of what happened three weeks ago.” But if you see, from time to time, we have a train crash and many people die inside of the train. Also, two weeks ago in Brazil, there was a bus accident and fifty people or more died at once. So, by bus, by train, by airplane, by car, etc. If you flee from the air, on the ground there are earthquakes and train, bus and car accidents. So no one is free, no one is secure, but you can secure your soul.
Everybody is heading somewhere, either to Heaven or Hell. You have to be ready, walking and living in His presence. If you die before He comes, you will go to Abraham’s Bosom, and you will be there waiting for Him to come.
Do not take chances. Do not take this word for granted, because what we see is just the beginning of sorrows. I tell you, nothing in the world will change; the situation will get even worse. It is not going to get better; it is going to get worse.
Let us prepare ourselves. Do not turn away from the truth, but turn your life to God.
– Bishop Bira Fonseca