The Bible is quite an interesting book. The story of the Bible can be pretty confusing to follow, but once you understand these 14 important Bible verses about the end times, it will make more sense. This post contains fourteen important quotes mentioned in the Book of Revelation. It also includes references to other verses that support these quotes as well.
Where in the Bible does it say in the last days perilous times will come?
The most famous warning comes from Jesus himself:
“And false prophets will arise and will produce great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect”
This warning is repeated not just by Jesus but by Paul as well. For example: “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who cause dissensions, as though they were some strange issue that had never been heard of before-which turns out to be something new” (1 Corinthians 11:19).
Bible verses about the end of time
We all need to be concerned about the end of time, but finding information on the topic can be tricky. When you think you’ve seen enough Bible verses to answer your questions: there’s more! So I’ve created a list of 14 scripture passages that discuss the end of time and its events.
1 Timothy 4:1 – Some will depart from the faith.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”
1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV)
Paul foresees that some individuals connected to the Christian church will depart from faith when the end is near.
Jesus Himself foresaw the emergence of false prophets and Christ who would deceive God’s elect and exhibit deceptive signs and wonders in order to lead people astray.
In these final days, Peter said, there would be scoffers who would follow their own lusts. And in this instance, the very Spirit of God Himself issues a clear warning about the impending deception and these false assertions.
So, in these final days of the Christian dispensation, we ourselves are witnesses to the growing apostasy and degeneration of real spirituality in the Body of Christ as the days grow shorter, men turn more evil, and teachings of demons permeate the Church as the day of Christ’s return approaches.
Matthew 24:40-41 – We need to take heed, watch and pray.
“Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
Matthew 24:40-41 (KJV)
In this Bible portion, the Bible makes us understand that two shall be in the field but one shall be raptured, and another will be left behind.
Knowing this, we need to take heed, watch and pray that we will be ready for the coming of the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 – We are currently experiencing the “perilous, last days”.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 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.”
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
Paul provided crucial insight into how to recognize these end times, which would be increasingly dangerous and wicked.
He also provided clear guidance on how to act during this evil period and detailed the duties of every believer. We are currently experiencing the “perilous, last days” that the apostle Paul wrote about.
The impact of evil and wickedness would be seen to permeate every aspect of society, and would even infect the Christian church itself, according to Paul’s prophecies of moral degradation, societal degeneration, and an increasing advance toward every type of ungodliness.
Paul also outlined our obligations to God and to one another while giving Christians living in the “end times” clear, succinct instructions.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 – A believer’s body “sleeps” in the grave after death, but it will awaken.
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep…”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV)
Paul starts addressing some of the issues that the Thessalonian Christians were facing. Their misconceptions primarily relate to the end times and what will transpire when Christ returns to earth.
Paul continues by outlining what happens to Christians who pass away before to Jesus’s second coming for His church.
He refers to death as a nap. Although this is a widely used euphemism, a biblical worldview gives it a unique meaning. Therefore, a believer’s body “sleeps” in the grave after death, but it will awaken.
In order to prevent Thessalonian believers from grieving the deaths of fellow believers in the same manner that unbelievers grieve the loss of their friends and loved ones, he explains what happens when a believer dies.
Bible verse about not knowing the end of time
Matthew 24:36 – HIs return.
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
Matthew 24:36 (ESV)
Jesus declares that He won’t provide any further details about the precise time of His return at this point.
He declines to recommend a day or time of the week from the calendar. He states plainly that no one is aware. The angels in heaven, who Jesus just declared will powerfully participate in His return, are included in the group of those that are not aware.
The Son Himself the One who will return is strangely barred from knowing the day and hour of His return.
Although some claim that this line proves Christ was not divine, it is consistent with both His position within the trinity and His earthly ministry. Jesus was able to develop physically and cognitively following His birth since He was one who was both fully human and entirely divine.
Luke 21:36 – His counsel is to watch ourselves.
But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:36 (ESV)
Jesus’s message does not advise us to keep an eye on current affairs in order to predict when He will return.
The phrase “pay care to yourselves” implies that His counsel is to watch ourselves instead. In addition to being cautious and spiritually attentive while we navigate life, he stresses the importance of being vigilant about our own spiritual well-being.
The risk is that if we do not “watch” ourselves—that is, constantly assess our circumstances and obligations, self-indulgence and worldly worries will divert us, leaving us spiritually unprepared when the end occurs.
Matthew 24:44 – No one will be able to predict when that moment will occur.
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Matthew 24:44 (ESV)
Christ is issuing a dire warning to everyone. There will be a time when He will be absent, and everyone will be looking forward to His return to reign as King and Judge.
No one will be able to predict when that moment will occur, he has made plain. No one has a clue.
The only way to be prepared for His return is to always remain on guard. Jesus wants His followers to live each day as though He would suddenly appear.
Matthew 24:42 – He will return as both judge and king.
Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
Matthew 24:42 (ESV)
In this Bible portion, Jesus now gets to the heart of His argument that He will return as both judge and king. It will strike without warning, much like the flood did in Noah’s day.
The individuals at that time were simply going about their everyday lives as though nothing would ever change before they were carried away. Then they vanished. Christ’s return will be unexpected in a similar manner.
It won’t take long for the warning signals to become obvious, but by then it will be too late to do anything about them.
Christ pointedly stated that no one can make the assertion that they are able to predict when He will come. Every single prophecy that includes a second coming date is founded on erroneous assumptions.
2 Peter 3:10-13 – His coming will be unexpected.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:10-13 (ESV)
The day of the Lord, according to Peter, will come. That arrival will be unexpected and sudden.
Jesus, Himself said that His coming would be as unexpected as a robber sneaking into an unsecured home in the middle of the night, and Peter is repeating Him here. And when that day arrives, there will be utter destruction.
There is a vast range of Christian theology regarding how the end times will play out. Different conclusions concerning the precise sequence of events have been drawn by scholars and theologians who have studied the predictions of the Old and New Testaments.
Christians generally accept what Peter writes here as a portion of the verbally revealed Word of God, despite discrepancies in these particular details. Meaning, that Jesus will come back.
Bible verses about signs of the end times
But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
Daniel 12:4 (ESV)
When a prophet heard a prophecy about something that was far off in the future, he closed his book and delayed sharing his revelation for a while. Daniel was instructed to do this.
Although the meaning won’t be fully understood until the events happen, when the seal will be broken and the meaning will become clear, many people will try to find the meaning, leading to an increase in knowledge through these methods. This appears to be the verse’s meaning: “When the time has come, then the writings will be understood,”
The insight that God had given Daniel wasn’t ready to be made public just yet. Until Antiochus’ appearance, which would mark the culmination of the Jewish people’s misery, he was to see to its safety.
Then, through Daniel’s prophesy, sincere believers would learn more about God’s goals. However much they tried, the unfaithful would never be able to understand God’s plans.
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Matthew 24:7 (ESV)
In this verse, Jesus began to outline all the events that would transpire during the course of the seven years that Daniel predicted would precede the establishment of His glorious kingdom.
In response to their inquiry, Jesus informed them that the temple would be demolished and that kingdoms and countries would turn against one another.
He foresaw that there would be wars and rumors of warfare, as well as famines, plagues, and earthquakes, all across the world. False prophets would proliferate, and people who trusted in Jesus Christ as the world’s Savior and the Messiah of Israel would suffer greater martyrdom.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:14 (ESV)
Christ was asked what the sign of the end of the era would be just days before He was crucified.
Because Christ had come to establish His reign as Israel’s Messiah and King, both John the Baptizer and Jesus Himself had been preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom to the family of Israel.
However, when He arrived among His own Jewish people, who had rejected Him, they shouted out as one, “We will not have this guy rule over us.”
Jesus had just shed tears at Jerusalem’s ongoing doubt. As He made the prophecy that He would delay coming back to earth until Israel as a nation shouted out, “Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord,” His spirit was pained and His heart was broken.
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
Matthew 24:6 (ESV)
When will judgment on Jerusalem occur? What signals will presage Christ’s second coming? These are questions that His followers have pondered.
Jesus has forewarned that many persons will assert that they are the real Messiah when He departs from them.
Jesus now foretells the arrival of tales of violence, turmoil, and disaster. Battles or contradicting accounts about them do not, by themselves, indicate that the end is close.
These actual and reported conflicts are a component of God’s evolving plan for the planet. When all these happen, then you know that the end is near.
There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
Luke 21:11 (ESV)
As part of the things to expect before the second coming of Christ, we should expect great earthquakes and famine in different places.
When all these happen, we should know that the coming of Christ is near.