You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. Matthew 16:3
An unknown computer whiz hacked into highway signs around Chili, New York, changing their messages. Motorists were surprised to see one electronic sign that said: “Severe Zombie Threat.” Another said: “Bigfoot Sighting.” Authorities are concerned about what else the unknown whiz can hack.
You can’t always trust signs, especially when they’re subject to hacking. But no one can alter the Bible’s signs of the times. Jesus indicated the highway of history would, at some point, begin to display flashing signs of the times. He told us we should be equipped to discern them. That requires studying what the Scriptures teach about the return of Christ. This isn’t an irrelevant topic. It’s a glorious study for every believer.
As we grow closer to the return of Christ, the study of biblical prophecy becomes increasingly important. There’s no need to panic, but to be awake and attentive. God foresaw everything that is unfolding on our planet today, and He gave us a prophetic message of hope. Let’s discern the signs of the times and pray for His swift return!
Let us be alert to the season in which we are living. It is the season of the Blessed Hope. A. W. Tozer