Jesus first came to earth over two thousand years ago. After his death and resurrection He returned to heaven. The angels said, at that time, to the people that watched Jesus ascend into Heaven, "This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven (Acts 1:11) I read once that there are more than three hundred references to Christ coming back to earth (His second coming) in the New Testament. There are reasons why the Lord Jesus must come again. The first reason is to fulfill all prophecies. (Isaiah 9: 6-7). Another reason is that He might triumph over death. (1 Corinthians 15: 51-57) Another reason is Christ will be Lord over all. (Philippians 2: 9-11) The fourth reason is that Jesus will come again to receive His faithful people unto Himself just like He promised all believers. (John 14: 1-6) Another reason why He must come back to earth is that the Holy vengeance of our God must be shown. God is a Holy God and cannot and will not tolerate sin. (2 Thessalonians 1: 6-7) There are many more reasons why He is coming again and people today if they are not saved will just not listen. But He will come again just as the Holy Bible said and then where will these people be? We must be ready saints for that blessed coming of out Lord.
We can read of many signs of the Lords second coming. Matthew 24 gives a list of definite signs of that will precede our Lords return and His coming back. There will be wars and rumors of wars, famines and pestilences will abound and be many, Earthquakes will be many and occur in different places. These things get worse and worse everyday. But here is a definite sign that we see described in the Bible: "As the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the son of man be." The days of Noah were characterized by extensive drinking and irregularities concerning the marriage relationship. In the book of Daniel chapter 12 verse 4 tells us another sign of the end of time: "Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge will increase" Just in our generation we have seen an increase in travel (supersonic jets, and interstate highways), extensive eating and drinking (more and more eating places along the highways, a big increase in the divorce rate and just look how the illicit sex activity has run out of control. Anything goes. And our government (American Government) backs it. Never have we seen so much evil or turning from god.He is coming and soon. If we are not in the very last days my friends we never will be. Jesus could come any minute. It may be night or noon, but one thing for sure He is coming soon.
We as Christians have a duty until Jesus Christ comes again. Some people would tell you to run to the mountain tops and wait until the Lord comes, or go to the desert, but the Bible tells us that we should be patient and wait with courage, until the Lord comes. I tell you brothers and sisters the coming of the Lord is near. (James 5:8) Let us hold each other up in prayer as that day draws nearer. We need to be on guard like a good soldier, watching for his return. We need to arm our self with the armor of faith and love, and wearing as out helmet, the happy hope of salvation. Our labors should be those of pleasing an almighty God, so we will be excepted by Him. For myself I want to be what He wants me to be.
Along with the gift of eternal life there comes the understanding that God wants us to turn from sinful pleasures and godless living that will bring damnation to our souls. All people need to turn to a good, God fearing life that is "looking for that Blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:11-15) All of us want to go to Heaven, But there is only one way. a person cannot live just any old way and expect to go to heaven when the Lord returns. A person can go to heaven without wealth or money (The trip has been paid for by the precious Blood of Jesus), without being famous, or a great name, with no education, without beauty, without friends, or without thousands of other things. but no one will ever go to heaven with out Jesus Christ. Even So come Lord Jesus!