Increase In Gospel Mission Activities (Matt. 24:14)
Even though the mystery of iniquity is gravely at work and iniquity is everyday abounding (2Thess. 2:7; Matt. 24:12), these last days is witnessing increasing Gospel mission activities than ever before.
In Nigeria, for instance, there was no real gospel activity prior to 1970. But since then, and as the day draws closer, real Gospel work and awareness keep increasing, because the Gospel message must reach all nations (whether individuals accept it or not is not the issue) before Jesus returns (Matt. 24:14). Note the revival and spiritual awareness that depict the last days (Joel 2:28-30).
Increase In Travels and Knowledge (Dan. 12:4)
Evidently, Matt 24 is not exhaustive in its discourse of the signs of the last days. Here, Daniel points to increase in travels and knowledge as part of the signs that mark the close of the age.
One who takes time to examine the rate of travels and increase in knowledge today cannot but agree that there is no more time. Men have gone beyond the earth to the outer space, including the moon. Consider the knowledge exhibited in the present day information, computer and telecommunication technology.
It is expected of the true believer to read the hand writing on the wall in order not to be deceived (cons. Matt. 24:4; 1Thess. 5:1-6).
Rise and let us pray.