What Will the Last Days Be Like?
“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.” – Luke 17:26-30
In Luke 17 Jesus was teaching His followers about the last days and the end of all things. While there is a lot that we could talk about concerning the last days, things like the rapture, the millennial kingdom, when Jesus will return (which no one knows) and so on, I want to focus on something a little different here. As I was reading this passage in my devotion this morning it struck me that life will simply go on until Jesus returns. When we think of those zombie apocalypse movies and T.V. shows, or other end times media presentations, the world always falls into chaos (and there will be some of that at some point, even more than we are seeing now) but the reality of this passage is that life will go on.
Up until the time Noah entered the ark, and the flood came, people ate, drank, got married and so on. When Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, until Lot left with his family, people at drank, bought, sold, planted, and built, then the destruction fell. Jesus says it will be the exact same way when He is revealed, life will continue on and suddenly Jesus will be here. So how should we respond to that? Well in Matthew 24-25 Jesus spent a lot of time explaining this and the primary message, especially in Matthew 25, is that we need to be ready. We will keep going to work, paying our bills, raising our children, going to school and so on. Most importantly we must continue worshiping Him, preaching the gospel, and spreading the love of Christ. But we must be ready for His return. There is only one way for us to be ready, that is to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, He paid the price that was ours to pay. He rose from the grave proving He is God and that His sacrifice conquered sin and death, and we are told over and over in Scripture that it is only by belief in Him that we can be saved by His grace. It is nothing we do, we can only be saved, and therefore ready for His return, by knowing Him. If you know Him, that’s awesome, you are ready for His return! If you are reading this and you don’t know Him, or you are not sure, check out the Know God page on our website and let us know if you have any questions. The fact is Jesus is coming again, and it will likely be sooner than any of us think, let’s be ready!
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