From the 3 Minutes Alone with God” devotional Series
“However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. “And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!” Mark 13:32-33
I like this scripture text because of what Jesus is telling us. “Nobody will know!” How many people have tried to predict when Jesus will come again? How many have repeatedly predicted the return of Christ and have been wrong each time? Even the secular world within their own agenda is predicting (as I am writing this in my journal) the end will come in 12 years. I hope they are right, because that means Jesus has to come within the next 5 years to make room for the 7 years of tribulation.
The Bible says the dead in Christ will rise first and then those who are alive will follow. This is what we call the rapture. After that there will be 7 years of tribulation followed by the battle of Armageddon.
Let’s get back to the verse at hand. What I see that is unique about this verse is, as far as we know, this is the only secret the Father has from the Son. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the three are one and yet this little piece of information is only held by one of them. Then look at the next verse, “since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!”
There are people who are habitually late. They are so used to being late they treat it like they are on time. If they ever do arrive somewhere on time they claim they are early. When it comes to Jesus coming again to take his church home, there is no “on time” or “late”, because nobody knows. The bottom line is – be ready.
Lord, I am alert and ready, come quickly Lord Jesus!
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