So you think you know the time of Jesus’ arrival


The second coming of Christ is imminent. It is not a myth as some people think. We know this as fact from a conversation Jesus had with His disciples. After braking the news to His disciples that He must leave them and go to His father, their countenance changed. “Do not let your hearts be troubled”. He said. “Trust in God. Trust in me also. There are many rooms in my father house. If this were not true, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. If I go and do that, I will come back, and I will take you with me. Then you will also be where I am” (John 14:1-3).

However, the time of arrival of Jesus’ is not known. He said so himself. “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating, and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and devoured them. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at a hand-mill; one will be taken and the other left.

Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. Nevertheless, you should bear this in mind: If the owner of the house had known at what time during night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and deny the thief access. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (Matthew 24:36-44).

Likewise, if the five foolish virgins had known what time the bridegroom comes they would have stayed put instead of going out to buy oil for their lamps. Still, it should not matter whether Christ returns today or tomorrow. The main thing is to get our acts together and live in readiness and anticipation of His impending return

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      1. Hello Noel,

        I don’t disagree with you at all. Your message brought to mind the following Scripture:

        Revelation 22:20 (King James Bible)
        He who testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

        So, I merely expounded on your testimony of Jesus’ return. Have a blessed day!

        Minister Glenda

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    1. I notice that in Mark 13 that Jesus taught the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple by the Romans and the end of the world would occur within the generation then living. Did Jesus get it wrong? Did he really believe the world would end in the first century? And then what about all those statements in Paul’s letters that said the End was soon to come?

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      1. Hello Paul! I understand your concerns. As a matter of fact, I had those same concerns. However, after careful examination of Matthew 24 and Mark 13, I realised that Jesus was referring to himself–his death and resurrection, when he spoke about the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Nevertheless, I am yet to figure out why Matthew 24 is far less dramatic than Mark 13.

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      2. O.K. You are correct. However, one could argue that the destruction, which Jesus spoke about in Mark 13, is not yet fulfilled. Still, the point I was trying to make in my post is this: No one knows what time Jesus will return, if at all.

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  1. I don’t know WHEN He will come but I do know He WILL come and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 tells us HOW He will come.

    I believe He could come today, and I am ready, waiting and watching, but maybe it won’t even be in my lifetime, so I will “Occupy til He comes”

    We are one day closer!

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