Today marks the 1936th anniversary of the death of the Roman Emperor Vespasian, who ruled from 69 to 79 AD.
Vespasian is a significant figure in Christian history. He reigned during the first Jewish revolt of 66-70 AD, which culminated in the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, and the final exile of the Jewish people from their homeland. These events are described in the writings of Josephus, but long before that, the synoptic gospels record that Jesus himself prophesied about them (Matthew 24:1-3, 15-20, Mark 13:1-2, Luke 21:5-24).
At the same time that Jesus spoke of these events, he also spoke of his second coming. This portion of the prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. When and how this will take place is a matter of debate. The key thing is to make sure that we, and I include myself in this, are in right standing with God.