When Jesus walked the well worn paths of Judaea, Samaria and Galilee, He was regularly recognized as more than a man. He healed withered hands, caused blind eyes to see, raised the dead, and a host of other signs and wonders that no one would have believed possible. These were undeniable evidences that He was the promised Messiah, the Anointed of God, the God/Man. He came to live and die to pay the penalty for the sins of fallen man. He rose victoriously from the dead and later ascended back to heaven. You don’t have to take my word for it; just listen to the voices of those who saw Him alive after His crucifixion. Their testimonies are recorded in the Bible. Those who desire to turn from their sins and by faith accept the forgiveness that He offers, can establish a relationship with God now and forever.
One of the most exciting aspects of the Christian faith is the promise that Jesus will, at the predetermined time, step back into the affairs of earth in a supernatural way to put things in order and bring about the end of the age. His Word provides a moral, political and economic description of the days leading up to His return. Those who have studied the scriptures and have a relatively broad understanding of what is going on globally, know that the world is moving toward the day of His return at an ever-increasing pace.
But there are many who refuse to consider the promises and prophecies of God. They scoff at those of us who are, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (Titus 2:13)” We are not surprised at their mockings, because within the prophetic utterances themselves we are warned, “…that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2 Peter 3:3-4)
If you are a scoffer, I fear for you. Life is short at best, and people of all ages are dying daily. “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)