15 Irrefutable Signs of the Lord's Coming Return


Do not look at the following signs as being about “doom and gloom” but instead as indicators of the LORD’S SOON RETURN - Praise God! It makes these dark times much more exciting! We need to have the proper balance about these matters and herald His return. Remember that Jesus said when we see these signs that we need to “Look up!” Here are 15 signs that show that the Lord’s return is very near:



1.  Calls for Peace and Security/Safety

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2-4)

There is literature all over the U.N on this subject and it is at an extreme level. We know that Donald Trump and his team have also laid out a plan for peace and security in our world in which he calls it the “Ultimate Deal.”


2.  Business as Usual around the World

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37-39)

People will be enjoying life and caught unaware. True Christians will try their best to share with people that they need the Lord for the hour is late so PLEASE make a decision to truly follow the Lord! But the majority of people will be caught up in the pleasures of the world and entertainment such as spending a great deal of time watching sports, playing golf, going to lots of concerts or movies, going on vacations, and having their minds almost non-stop full of the cares of the world such as making money, their possessions, family life etc. It seems that no matter what we do we cannot get them to listen. Many of us have kind of given up on trying because these people think everything will remain “business as usual” and life will go on and on and nothing will interrupt their worlds. President Trump is also bringing a lot of worldly prosperity so that people tend to think that everything is just “business as usual” in order to “relax and enjoy life.” Therefore the mission that true Christians have to proclaim truth is largely ignored and/or belittled.


3.  Mocking and Scoffing

“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days, scoffers walking after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (II Peter 3:3-4)

There is an increase in books and magazine articles that scoff at the idea of the Lord’s coming return. Plus talk show hosts, advertisements, celebrities, and many YouTube videos mock at this idea as well. Obama even mocked Michelle Bachman about this when she mentioned that she believed that many of the things that Obama was doing were helping to bring about the end of days.


 4.  The Rise of Wickedness 

“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.” (II Timothy 3:2-5) Also see: Romans 1:24-32 and Matthew 24:12

It is extremely obvious that there is now a definite decline in human character, depraved minds, evil waxing worse and worse, and self/money are mostly what matters to people. In the news, we continually read of massacres, LGBT promotion, child porn filth, witchcraft, Satanism, and other matters where “good is seen as evil, and evil is seen as good” (Isaiah 5:20).


 5.  Soaring Strong Delusion

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (II Thessalonians 2:10-12)

People can’t think, they can’t make sense, and they are dumbed down. They simply can’t understand the truth! There are even new abominable laws being passed to take children away from parents if the parent does not accept their children’s gender identity choice. This is the “days of Noah” thinking, values, and perversions.


6.  A Surge in Mark of Beast Technology

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence and 
causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by these signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” (Revelation 13:11-18)

Artificial intelligence, machines, and robots are rivaling human intellect. They are becoming better conversationalists than humans. But remember, God uses technology too which we’re thankful for and with one click of the mouse we can get the Gospel out to the entire world! Hallelujah, and that’s truly incredible! As true Christians, we do hate the dark side of technology such as the chip which will be the upcoming mark of the beast.


7.  Third Temple Talk

“Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, ‘Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles.” (Revelation 11:1-2)

There is endless talk about the third temple being built on the Temple Mount in Israel. There is now even a special coin with Trump and Cyrus on it which will be used for when the third temple is built. Everything is ready and done for this temple to be completed quickly and it can be built in a matter of a few short years once the permission is granted. There are articles getting posted weekly about this subject.


8.  Mideast Activity and Alignment

“And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” (Zechariah 12:3)

This area is simply stunning and every single day (not just once a week) there is some kind of Mideast activity. The headlines are becoming very prophetic in nature. These are ‘players on the chessboard’ being moved by God and put in place just exactly where He wants them. What’s happening now (such as the God-Magog alliance of Iran, Russia, and Turkey) would never have been seen 10-15 years ago, but has now happened just as Ezekiel 38 and 39 prophesied. Through these headlines, God is basically screaming “GET READY!” There are many headlines where Jerusalem is seen as a heavy burdensome stone as Zechariah 12:3 describes. This especially happened when Trump announced Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This would never have been in the news 10-30 years ago, but now on a daily basis we see it as world players and world events are coming together in alignment with biblical prophecy. 


9.  The Longing for a Leader

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (II Thessalonians 2:3-4)

The world is longing for a ‘man with a plan’ – A ‘Mr. Fix-it’. People want the chaos stopped and long for a ‘savior’ or ‘global leader’ such as Emmanuel Macron. Is he the one or at least is Macron Europe’s ‘savior’? Keep your eyes on this man for it seems the globalists are using Macron to test the waters to see how a young charismatic European who is an aggressive leader would be received around the world. It seems like the globalists have installed him and are honoring him, and that he even declared that he will govern like a ‘Roman god’! He is a very suspicious character. We should never want to assume who might fulfill the ultimate role as the coming Antichrist but this man has many qualities according to the Bible that would help him fit the prophetic traits described in the Bible. The former Belgian Prime Minister once proclaimed “What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the alliances of all people and lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Be the man a god or devil, we will receive him.” (NATO 1957) They want him to stop terrorism, economic failures, and coming peril etc. (even though the globalists probably created most of this chaos, to begin with).


10.  An Unconventional Pope

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” (Revelation 13:11)

The current Pope has character traits that are apocalyptic like. He is charismatic and touches people’s hearts. There is a headline that says this about Turkey’s leader, Erdogan, and the Pope: “Erdogan and Pope Form Unholy, Anti-Trump Alliance to Control Jerusalem”. When a pope wants to control Jerusalem, you really want to pay attention! Another article headline is “Pope Francis paving way for Antichrist” which comes from a Catholic writer.


11.  A World Without Borders/Push for Globalism

“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion, and the dragon gave him his power, and his sear, and great authority…and all the world wondered after the beast.” (Revelation 13:2-3)

In the Bible animals are often used, as described above, to represent kingdoms. As we can see, there will be a ‘beast’ formed that will be composed of various mighty kingdoms. These kingdoms will combine in power which they will have power and great authority. Today we see the rush toward this type of one world government or rush toward globalism and nothing has been seen like it! God, however, hit the ‘pause button’ when He allowed Trump to be president and this may have occurred as an opportunity for Christians to try and get the Gospel out to the world more. 


12.  Wolves Among the Flock

“Now the Holy Spirit plainly tells us that in the last days some people will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…” (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

We’ve never seen it like it is today. There is such an abundance of counterfeit Christianity and some of it includes: post-modernism, social gospel (religious left), seeker-sensitive movement, new apostolic reformation, prosperity gospel (“prophets” for profit), holy laughter (which is not funny but is demonic), mysticism: contemplative prayer, Protestants moving toward Catholicism, saying ‘no’ to Bible prophecy, moving away from Israel support, replacement theology, false gospels galore, and so much more. There are even tarot type cards called destiny cards being used in some false churches as well as open support for LGBT, and simply an overall refusal to teach/preach solid biblical truths.


13.  Escalating Birth Pains

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” (Romans 8:22)

These ‘birth pains’ described in the Bible represent the increasing intensity of creation having to endure the pains caused by this sinful world. These ‘pains’ are expressed by the intensifying of natural disasters being experienced all over the world. These disasters include earthquakes, volcanos, fires, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, hail storms and the like. These occurrences have grown in extreme intensity in recent years and are way out of normal proportion. We have seen billion-dollar disasters in 2017 in the United States and it will grow much worse as we head into the times of the Great Tribulation.


14.  Rise of Persecution

“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. (Matthew 10:22)

Jesus said that we would be hated by all men because of Him. Jews are really hated and they are under great assault especially in Europe. Jews and Christians are becoming the two main targets of hatred in our day. Muslims, Buddhists, New-Agers etc. are not the targets but rather Jews and Christians are.


15.  The CONVERGENCE of all of the above signs!

“So also, when you see all these things, you know that He is near, right at the door.” (Matthew 24:33)  “When these things begin to happen, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)

Not only are all of the above-mentioned signs converging at the same time, but there are many other prophetic signs converging during this period as well. These signs are SCREAMING at us that the Lord is coming soon and that we must prepare ourselves for His soon return!


Article by Jan Markell


Here is Jan Markell's message in its entirety - 15 Signs of the Lord's Return

This short video, from Jan Markell's Olive Tree Ministries, puts the "signs of the time" in a condensed format

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