When the leaves change to yellow, red and orange, we know Fall is here. Nature has signs that tell us another season is here. There is a parable about the fig tree, when they sprout their leaves you can see that summer is near. There are signs that God told us would happen so that we know the kingdom of God is near.
In Matthew, it is described as birth pains. If you have had a child or been with someone that was in labor you know what birth pains are. When they start out they are usually slow and far apart and then increasingly become more painful and closer together. The birth pains of Christ’s return are described in Mattthew 24: 3-8. We will hear of wars and rumors of wars, nation will rise against nation, there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
People say, “Oh these things have been going on forever!” True, they have but they use to be spread out more and now there are starting to happen more frequently and closer together. You can turn on CNN or FOX news and see that the birth pains are happening all around us. If this scares you and worry about what would happen if God was to come back today, then you need to pray and ask God to come into your life.
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
1 Thessolonians 5:2