What Time is It?


"He replied to them, 'When it is evening, you say, "It will be fair weather, for the sky is red." And in the morning, "There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening." Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?'" (Matt. 16:2-3)

TWO REALIZATIONS:
  1. ... How close you are to the END.
    "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines ... when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near" (Luke 21:10-11, 28).

    • It will not be OBVIOUS to many.
      "The coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For in those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be" (Matt. 24:37-39).

  2. How close you need to be to JESUS.
    "And He appointed twelve that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach, and to have authority to cast out the demons" (Mark 3:14-15).

    "But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works" (Ps. 73:28).

    • The closer you draw to Him, the closer He draws to YOU!
      "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).