Matthew 24:33-34: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled.
Jesus gave us a number of very specific signs about events that would occur as we approach the end times. All these things are happening right now!
Most people following the news, either on television or the internet or in the daily newspapers, are not aware that they are following events that are leading inexorably into the end times. This is the first time in history that all these things are happening simultaneously. They will culminate in this generation.
Jesus also said:
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Why are we to look up and lift up our heads when we see all these things begin to come to pass? The reason is that our redemption is near, in other words, the Second Coming of the Lord is very near.