World events will not enable anyone to predict when the world will end.
Let’s take a look at some scriptures to support this idea.
Mt 24:6-14; Mk 13:7-8; Lk 21:9-12 – Upheavals, wars, fights and troubles, false prophets are all predicted, but this doesn’t mean the end. The gospel is also predicted to be preached to the entire earth.
Mt 23:40-44 – Selective process, but unexpected – swiftly and suddenly.
Mt 24:45-51 – Seemingly delayed return, comes unexpectedly to the wicked. What does Jesus want us to do?
Mt 25:1-13 – The end comes when it is least expected “at midnight,” very suddenly (vs. 6), parallels the trumpet blast in Mt 24:31. The foolish virgins are not adequately prepared – not on constant vigilance.
Mt 25:14-30 – The man on the long journey parallels Jesus’ lengthy delay that will precede his second coming. In verse 19, he returns after a long time.