Is Jesus Returning in 2033? While researching the underworld and Hell for my latest pirate novel, Down to Davy Jones, I came across these End Time warnings from Jesus in the book of Matthew—and later when Jesus, on his throne, opens the seven seals. Turns out according to Jesus it will get a lot worse—and maybe sooner than we’d like.
Only the Lamb Jesus is worthy of opening the seals and launching the events that follow. When we overlay Matthew 24 with Revelation 6 we get a compact summary of how events might play out in the years ahead.
Lies Trump Truth—Time Becomes Compressed—Changes Come Quickly”
“Watch out that no one deceives you,” Jesus says. “For many will come in my name (representing Jesus) claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ (and perhaps ‘I am with the Messiah’) and will deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4-5) “Many false prophets (teachers, preachers, leaders—a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the people) will appear and deceive many people.” (Matthew 24:11) For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” — Jesus (Matthew 24:24) “But for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)
One example of how lies trump truth comes from judicial rulings. Recently California’s Third District Court of Appeals ruled that bees are fish. In education some teachers now teach men can get pregnant. Such false teachings and proclamations will increase with a proliferation of signs and wonders of demon spirits that go out among the whole world. (Revelation 16:14). Does this mean Jesus Returning in 2033?
White Horse—First Seal: Global War
“Before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” (Revelation 6:2)
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matthew 24:7)“
Wars and conflict began soon after Adam’s fall and continue to this day, but with the opening of the First Seal global conflicts will escalate.
Red Horse—Second Seal: Revolts, Riots, Protests, Conflict
“Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other.” (Revelation 6:4)
“At that time many will betray and hate each other.(Matthew 24:10) Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12) You will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death. You will be hated by all nations because of me. (Matthew 24:9)
From mass shootings to genocide to the killing of infants, each year our culture becomes increasingly toxic and hate-filled. Love is called hate and hate is called love. Watch for this trend to continue.
Black Horse—Third Seal: Famines, Inflation, Scarcity
“Before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6) Does this mean Jesus Returning in 2033?
“There will be famines in various places. These are the beginning of birth pains.” (Matthew 24:7-8)
“Compounding the damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has magnified the slowdown in the global economy, which is entering what could become a protracted period of feeble growth and elevated inflation, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report. This raises the risk of stagflation, with potentially harmful consequences for middle-and low-income economies. The recovery from the stagflation of the 1970s required steep increases in interest rates in major advanced economies, which played a prominent role in triggering a string of financial crises in emerging market and developing economies.” – worldbank.org
Pale Horse—Fourth Seal: Death by Disease, Starvation, Murders, Wars, and Beasts
“There before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague (a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium and sometimes infection of the lungs) and by the wild beasts of the earth.”
From January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic caused approximately 14.9 million deaths. COVID killed a mere 0.75% of the world’s population. Consider what would happen if a quarter of the world’s population were killed over the next decade.
Sixth Seal—Heavenly Calamity
“He opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.” (Revelation 6:12-13)
“Immediately after the distress of those days . . .
“‘the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'” — Jesus (Matthew 24:29)
Not saying any of this will happen right away. Simply suggesting that reading the Scripture can be a great way to get ideas for a novel—and plan for life after this life.