No One Knows the Hour or the Day?
It’s the end of the world… again!
Someone else thinks they know the day of the Apocalypse or the day of the Rapture and Jesus returns.
Maybe they’ve got it all figured out based on numbers in the Bible, current events, prophecy and revelation, something to do with Israel, and the alignment of the sun, moon and stars. Many other people have tried to predict the end, but they’ve all been wrong. The Latter Day Saints, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Seventh Day Adventists were practically built on failed prophecies. Hal Lindsey (said Jesus was going to return in 1988), Pat Robertson (said Armageddon would happen before 1982), and Benny Hinn (predicted the rapture would be in the 90’s) all made “end of the world” predictions. So did Jerry Falwell, who founded Liberty University (said God would pour out judgment in 2000), and Chuck Smith, founder of Calvary Chapel (said the rapture was going to happen in 1981). And let’s not forget the infamous Harold Camping fiasco in 2011 (he said the world would end in 1994, then in 2011).
But what if this one is correct? What if this person finally accurately predicted the actual day that Jesus will return?
Well, in Matthew 24:36, Jesus said:
But concerning that day and hour, no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son but the Father only.
Now, some will try to walk back their predictions by saying something like, “Well, that’s just the day the end starts. That might not be the actual day of Jesus’ return. But, it’s a significant day for something!”
But, they don’t know that either. For Jesus also said:
It is not for you to know the times or the seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority. (Acts 1:7)
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Matthew 24:44)
Turn from your sin, worship Christ the Lord, and obey His Commandments in the Bible.
Then the King will say to those on His right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” (Matthew 25:34)
And, on the day that you stand before Him in judgment, you were born again ready…
…when we understand the text.