Being ready and alert for the return of Jesus is not a new message but it is one that is becoming more and more urgent these days.
"Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'" Mark 13:35-37 NASB
This exhortation, and others like it, are a recurring theme with respect to the return of Jesus. What is it about those days that such a level of importance is placed on being ready and alert? In order to answer that question, we need to look at the signs that He gave us along with other characteristics that are specific to the time of His return. Doing so will help us to be better prepared as we see that time drawing near.