The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the single greatest visible expression of God's power to the entire Earth, since the Flood of Noah. But as we look at Christ's Coming, and the Tribulation it follows, we must understand why Jesus comes when He does.
On the side of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, two thousand years ago - Jesus preached a sermon about the End of the World. The end of the world is easier to comprehend when we can compare it to the world around us. That is what Jesus does. He points to things they knew and said amplify that, multiply that - exponentially, and then you will understand what is coming.
Basically Jesus describes the Tribulation as a Global Final Holocaust - not merely of Jews and Christians - but of humans! But, the second coming is described as God "cutting short" the extinction of all human life that the Tribulation describes. God allows humanity to be unrestrained, and in the sinful malignancy that has infected all humans, humanity in mass, like Cain of old, rises up to kill and be killed.
For us, Christ's words are a call for us to be ready for the onset of the worst time in history. The Tribulation begins after the Church is raptured, but the climate of the Tribulation is already here.
Are you prepared to survive the storms before the final storm?
Taken from "The Second Coming" by Discover the Book Ministries (used by permission).