The signs discerning,
those who are wise are learning,
Godís Kingdom yearning!
Can ye not discern the Signs of the Times?
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that
he would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When
it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in
the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering.
O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not
discern the signs of the times?
The Lord Jesus Christ rebuked the Pharisees & Sadducees for failing to discern the "Signs of the Times".
Perhaps similar words of rebuke would be appropriate, in repect of the failure
of the Apostate Church to excercise the same discernment!
Asking the same question now, with even a cursory glance at the scriptures leaves us in no doubt that...
The words of the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24, are sometimes referred to as a Mini Book of Revelation. A study of the Revelation of John draws a parallel between the Gospel Signs with the Seal Judgments. As such further Confirming Signs become apparent in the Revelation & are as follows...
Jesus Christ describes these signs as the "beginning of sorrows "(verse 8)
Following this we are told... "this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come."(verse 14)
Following this is a warning of an event referred to as the Great Tribulation. "For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."(verse 21)
This is one of the most irrefutable & fundamental elements of future prophecy!