Tuesday, June 12, 2012



So may people, Christians and others who may be 'Lukewarm' ask the question "When will Jesus Christ come back?" I was even one of them who thought I could figure it out. I could not understand why many Christians were at ease about this super important question and would simply say "I don't know!"

This morning as I was doing my Bible study I received the answer that many people receive when they humble themselves to God's Word (The Bible) and when they stop trying to interpret it. The bible has no hidden messages. There are no secrets. God is not a liar nor would He state something that was not going to happen. This is what I found to be true;

I want to share a few verses with you and I want you to pray about this.

Matthew 24:42-44
New King James Version (NKJV)
42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour[a] your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 25:13
New King James Version (NKJV)
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour[a] in which the Son of Man is coming.

Matthew 24:36
New King James Version (NKJV)

No One Knows the Day or Hour
36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven,[a] but My Father only.

Jesus states over and over again that NO ONE will know when He returns, not even Himself.

Matthew 24:44-47
New King James Version (NKJV)
44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant
45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.

We should not concern ourselves with the TIME that Jesus comes back but rather what we should be doing if He comes back in the time we have in our life here on Earth. We must be on alert and keep being on alert. Our time here will be either long (70+ tears) or short (young death). We do not know when our time is going to be up as we do not know when Jesus is coming back but either way we need to be ready to face our Lord and be with Him forever.

So, the main question is: What will you be doing if He does come back when you are here on earth or when He calls you home?

Acts 1:6-8
New King James Version (NKJV)
6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me[a] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Jesus always refocused His disciples on not when He would do things or come back but what WE should be doing when it does happen. Christians should always be sensitive that Jesus could come back at any time.

Revelation 22:7
New King James Version (NKJV)
7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

This is such an important verse because first we must look at what quickly really means here. Many take this to mean NOW. In Greek Quickly means in an instant. So, like in a blink of an eye. Bat your eyes once, right now. This is how fast it will be.

Then Jesus goes on to say how blessed we will be because we read, heard, and obeyed.

1 Corinthians 15
New King James Version (NKJV)

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
What Christians have and Baby Christians are learning is that we have a fixed conviction to live a Godly life knowing Jesus is coming back at anytime. We are eager to please God and do things right by Him. This is one of the reasons I quit smoking over a month ago. I do not want Jesus to come back and find me smoking a cigarette or doing anything against Him.

1 John 3:1
New King James Version (NKJV)
3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God![a] Therefore the world does not know us,[b] because it did not know Him.

The reason why mature Christians understand Jesus' message about end times is because they know Jesus and take His Word for what it is, truth. If Christ says no one will know the day or hour, the, no one will know. I am not saying that anyone who loves Christ does not know Him at all, what I am saying is that we all have much more to learn.

Matthew 24:14
New King James Version (NKJV)
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Jesus is coming for His Church which are His people. We will not be in the Tribulation. 

2 Peter 3:8-9
New King James Version (NKJV)
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us,[a] not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Many take the 'Thousand years' and try to figure this out. I was one of them! But I am here to tell you that God has NO TIME. He does not have a clock. This is why Jesus stated that only the Father knows not the angels nor Himself which means it has not been set yet.

So, what should we all be doing? Well, if you do not belong to the Body of Christ, His Church, I would ask you to repent and follow Jesus for He is the only way to Heaven. Read the Bible and find a good Church and/or Good Christian friends. 

For followers of Christ,

Revelation 22
Our Responsibility
1) Watching Faithfully
2) Waiting Peacefully
3) Working diligently
4) Worshipping Joyfully

God bless you all!

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