“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”
It seems as though not even Jesus knows the day nor the hour of His second advent. This point is driven home again here in the same monologue:
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”
So, what’s with all the speculation and seeking for signs of the end we see in everyday life? I’ve never understood this obsession. God will return when God decides to return, and this is what scripture tells us.
The “Gravatar” (the picture at the top of the blog) is an actual fortune from an actual fortune cookie I was eating. The cool thing is, I had been debating this very topic earlier that day with someone. It was a great reminder that God is in control, and that signs and wonders are not for the speculating Christian regarding Christ’s return. Paul encourages Christians to avoid reacting to life in the flesh, this side of glorification, according to what we see in the world when he wrote to the Corinthian church:
2 Corinthians 5:6-7
“So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.”
However, when Christ returns, it will be reversed. Christians will no longer need to walk by faith, but they will be able to walk by sight (which is so tempting now).
Why? Because when Jesus comes back, the Christian will physically live with Christ. There will be no more need to walk by faith, because it will be the time to walk by sight.
Godspeed, to the brethren!
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