I had read and studied what the great bible teachers had said about the last days. I had fair idea of what to expect. Then suddenly in 1948 it happened, Israel had not only begun to return her land, but now Israel had become an independent, sovereign state. I was 17 years old at that time and I said Jesus is about to return to take His church to heaven and bring the awful "Day of the Lord" judgement.
I preached, “Jesus is coming”!
I preached it with great Zeal, year after year, ten years, twenty years, thirty years, forty years and Jesus didn’t come.
I could hear the voices of some who said, "That Art Sadlier is just a silly old fool if I ever get religion, it won’t be that kind!" I went right on preaching it. I have been preaching it now for sixty years and Jesus has not come.
I think of Noah, he said, "It is going to rain, there is going to be a flood, God is going to destroy the whole earth." 119 years latter it hadn’t happened.
That Noah is just a silly old fool. What is rain? What is this wooden aircraft carrier that Noah is building? What a fool!
Then one day it got dark, the rain came down and the floods came up, and every living thing on the face of the earth perished, except Noah and his family.
For sixty years I have watched as slowly the end time senario began to take shape, a piece here and a piece there. In recent years the tempo has quickened until today we see an avalanche of prophetic signs coming in to place all around us.
Right now, everywhere I look, I see the stage being set for the tribulation period and the return of Christ to the earth to set up His Kingdom. But we know that seven years before Christ returns to set up the Kingdom, before that happens, the trumpet will sound and the church will be caught up to be with Christ forever.
There are many scenarios that are "right now" positioned to unfold for the final act in the drama of human history. Jesus is coming and His coming is very near.
My dear friend, if you are not saved the time to be saved is "right now", fall on your face and call upon God to save you! Do it right now!
Jesus said, “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). He also said,"…whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17).
Christian, what are you living for? John said,"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." Jesus said, "So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple". Make sure that your faith is the real thing, make sure of your salvation. Believer do not be ashamed before Him at His coming, get your life right before God, and do it "right now". Jesus is coming and His coming is very near!