I think that while everyone should be ready to meet God face to face everyday, I believe that it's going to be awhile before Jesus returns (a few decades).
The time now that we live in, is a time when God is sowing the seeds of judgment. Unfortunately, many ministers, even prophetic ministers, are 'jumping the gun' so to speak; they are able to identify the type of seed that the Lord is sowing and confuse that with God's actual judgment.
The Lord uses 'seed time and harvest' for everything, including judgment.
In the future, I think that these days are going to be looked back upon as 'the good old days'.
The bible encourages us to work while there is still light. You know honestly, many Christians would be better off, I believe, if they'd just turn off the news for awhile.
John 12:35 So Jesus said to them, ``For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
I believe that where we are in biblical prophecy is that we are entering onto the threshold of the last days. (Types and shadows of what is to come)
God is sowing the seeds of judgment; everything that the Lord does is seed time and harvest, including the final judgment.
I think that many people are mistakenly thinking that the return of Jesus is coming sooner than it actually is; it’s going to be a few decades yet. I think that what people are actually seeing is, like I said, the sowing of the seeds of judgment.