Are We Living in the End Times?

1 Thessalonians 5:8 – But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 

We are living in the last days. 

If you have the Holy Spirit and have walked with Jesus, you can see it in the world and sense it in your soul. Younger believers may not fully understand how dark our world has become, because it was the world they were born into. However, if you ask any older saint who has been walking with the Lord for many decades, they will tell you that what is celebrated in the world, and tolerated in the church, are so obviously dark, diabolical, and demonic that they are shocked and appalled. 

Older saints could have never fathomed such things as the denial of men and women and ensuing craziness that includes boys in girls’ locker rooms after competing in female sports, genital mutilation of children in the name of “care”, sexualization of minors, hatred of the Bible, eroding of freedom due to the encroaching of government in seemingly every corner of culture, legalization of even hard drugs, dishonor of marriage, and celebration of abortion. 

Even non-Christians can sense that we are living in the end times of the last days. A recent Pew Research Center survey reports the following:

  • 39% of adults believe we’re living in the end times, including 47% of Christians
  • 55% of U.S. adults (including 75% of Christians) say Jesus “will return to Earth someday”
  • 10% of Americans think Jesus’ Second Coming will occur in their lifetime; 27% are not sure (1)

In the Bible, the end times or “Last Days” (Joel 2:28; John 6:39-40; Acts 2:17-18; Hebrews 1:1-2) are also referred to as the “last time” (1 Peter 1:5, 1:20; Jude 18), and “last hour” (1 John 2:18). The “last days” refers to the period of time between Jesus’ First Coming to save sinners and His Second Coming to join Heaven and Earth into the eternal Kingdom of God with people sentenced to Heaven and Hell forever. 

The Bible refers to Jesus’ Second Coming which brings the “last days” to a close and ushers in the resurrection of the dead and eternal state as the “Day of the Lord”, or simply “the Day” (see, e.g., Isaiah 2:12–22; Ezekiel 13:5; Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11; Amos 5:18–24; Zephaniah 1:7, 14).

Thus far, the “last days” have been roughly two thousand years. We are living in the time between the times, in the middle of history. Looking back, we can see God’s prophecies regarding the First Coming of our Lord having been fulfilled, and we can look forward to God fulfilling the remaining prophecies about the Second and Final Coming of our Lord. 

Do you believe we’re living in the End Times of the Last Days? Read Isaiah 2:12-22; Ezekiel 13:5; Joel 1:15, 2:1,11; Amos 5:18-24; and Zephaniah 1:7,14 to learn more about the “Day of the Lord”.


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