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9170 signs of the times

9170 signs of the times

Portents marking significant historical events. In Scripture the phrase refers principally to signs indicating the coming of the Messiah and the kingdom of God (both in the ministry of Jesus Christ and at the end of time).

Signs of the times signifying the future deliverance of Judah

2Ki 19:29-31 pp Isa 37:30-32 The fruitfulness of the earth is to be a sign to Hezekiah that there will be a fruitful remnant of Judah.

Signs of the times in the life of Jesus Christ

The virgin birth of Jesus Christ Isa 7:14 See also Mt 1:22-23

The miracles of Jesus Christ Mt 12:28 pp Lk 11:20 See also Jn 2:11,23; Jn 3:2; Jn 4:54; Jn 6:2,14; Jn 9:16; Jn 11:47; Jn 12:17-18; Jn 20:30

Jesus Christ’s resurrection Mt 12:38-40 pp Lk 11:29-30 See also Mt 16:4; Jn 2:18-22

The Jews failed to perceive the signs of the times accompanying Jesus Christ’s coming Mt 16:1-4 pp Mk 8:11-13 See also Lk 12:54-56; Jn 12:37

Signs of the times at the end of the age

Mt 24:3-14 pp Mk 13:3-13 pp Lk 21:7-19 Lk 21:25-28 pp Mt 24:29-30 pp Mk 13:24-26

It is impossible to predict the date of Jesus Christ’s return from the signs of the times 1Th 5:1-2

Signs of the times signifying judgment

See also Isa 20:3-4; Mt 24:15-25 pp Mk 13:14-23 pp Lk 21:20-24 The fall of Jerusalem is itself a sign of the judgment of all people at the end of time.

Interpreting the signs of the times

Mk 13:28-29 pp Mt 24:32-33 pp Lk 21:29-31 See also 1Ch 12:32

See also

2230Messiah, coming of
2375kingdom of God
2565Christ, second coming
5135blindness, spiritual
8319perception, spiritual
9105last things
9220day of the Lord
9240last judgment

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