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A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. And He left them, and went away.  (Matthew 16:4)

Verse 1 of this chapter says, “Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came and tested Jesus by asking Him to show them a sign from heaven.”

Jesus rebuked them immediately, telling them that when evening comes, they say, the weather will be fair, for the sky is red, and in the morning it will be stormy, for the sky is red with overcast.

Then Jesus tells the Pharisees and the Sadducees. “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but not the signs of the times.” 

Jesus told Pharisees and Sadducees, “You do not know the signs of the times”.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 says, “But know this in the last days, perilous “times” will come, 2 for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

It does not take a Biblical scholar, theologian, philosopher or even a pastor for us to already know the “signs of the times” and how to apply the Bible to our own lives today.

The Pharisees and the Sadducee’s were so blind and wicked, they were unable and refused to see the sign that was right in front of them. 

We only need to read the bible for ourselves to see that Jesus Christ is the “Sign for all times.” Be careful when tempted to test the Lord, or He may treat you as one of them. “And He left them and went away”. 


Blessings! Tim Bailey