Are we living in the last days before the second coming of Christ? A biblical understanding of the term the “last days” will help shed some light on the subject. Sadly, for most professing Christians, the term the last days is confusing and mystical at best.
What does the bible declare the last days to be? The answer can be found in Hebrews 1:1-2, which reads; “God who at various times and in various ways spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He made the worlds,”
The Jews understood the last days to mean the time when Messiah would come. As Jesus came to Israel He was confronted by the ruling class and religious leaders the Pharisees, Sadducees, and scribes. They tested Him by asking for a sign from heaven. By this they were saying that they rejected all the signs Jesus had performed before their eyes (cf. Matthew 12:38-42). They had the long awaited Messiah in their midst. They were surrounded by the spiritual signs related to the person of Jesus Christ and because of their blindness and ignorance of their scriptures missed them all – John 5:39, 40; 9:40, 41). Tragically, the professing church ignorant of the scriptures and the spiritual signs concerning His second coming is just as blind and ignorant.
The fulfillment of messianic prophecies began with the first advent/coming of Messiah (Jeremiah 33:14-16; Micah 5:2; Zechariah 9:9, 16). We know and understand that the Messiah is Jesus Christ. Since He came it has been the last days (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:11; James 5:3; 1 Peter 1:20; 1 John 2:18). The last days is the period between the first and second comings of Jesus Christ. Since Jesus ascended into heaven from the mount of olives, 40 days after His resurrection, we have been living in the last days (Acts 1:1-4; 9-11). So, it would not be a stretch to declare that we are now living in the last of the last hours/days of this age of Grace. The professing churches blindness, ignorance, and rejection of the signs clearly unfolding before our eyes, is the greatest evidence that His second coming is near. WAKE-UP!!!!