What do we watch for!
Luke 21:7-19, 25-28
What sign will there be when the end of days are approaching?
2. Wars and rumors of wars
4. Nation against nation: race and tribe
5. Kingdom against kingdom: realms of rule, royalty
7. Pestilences: plagues, disease
8. Earthquakes in various places
9. Signs in the sun, moon, stars
10. Distress [anxiety, anguish] of nations [race] with perplexity [confusion, uncertainty]
11. Sea waves roaring [tsunamis]
12. Mankind’s heart failing from fear
13. Troubles: sedition: incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
14. Christians hated for Christ sake
15. Christians persecuted, brought into court
16. Family member against family members, even to death
The end is not yet
Then the great tribulation!! Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved
The Gospel preached to all the earth then the end shall come
Genesis 1:14 [signs] Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years
Firmament: H7549 an expanse; visible arch in the sky
Before clocks every part of time was done by the sun and the moon and where they were in the sky. How many times they orbited around. Seasons and times, days and years, were set by the nights and days of watching the sun and moon.
But it also says they are for signs. Signs: H226 In the sense of appearing; as a signal; as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, as evidence.
Romans 1:18-32 [AMP] For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them [in their inner consciousness], for God made it evident to them. 20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. 21 For even though they knew God [as the Creator], they did not honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasoning's, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their own hearts to [sexual] impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin], 25 because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading and vile passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural [a function contrary to nature], 27 and in the same way also the men turned away from the natural function of the woman and were consumed with their desire toward one another, men with men committing shameful acts and in return receiving in their own bodies the inevitable and appropriate penalty for their wrongdoing.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive, 29 until they were filled (permeated, saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice and mean-spiritedness. They are gossips [spreading rumors], 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors [of new forms] of evil, disobedient and disrespectful to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful [without pity]. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree and His judgment, that those who do such things deserve death, yet they not only do them, but they even [enthusiastically] approve and tolerate others who practice them.
Look up your redemption draws nigh!!!