There is a Christian radio station I listen to while driving. The only reason I tune in is because of the beautiful inspiring music played. Other than this it has been a number of years now since I stopped listening to certain speakers from this station because I would become so very frustrated; especially with hearing the teaching that “Jesus is returning on May 21st 2011”. Hundreds of people are being deceived! Now how do I know this? Because I hear their calls to this station, expressing their delight that this very serious event is about to happen on this date! Oh the benefit of personal Bible study!
Is most of America becoming to “busy” to stop and read God’s Word? I think so! For surely if we do some personal study, then we will not believe every sentiment that sounds warm and enticing; instead we will find that the truth from God”s Holy Word on His second coming says :
- Matthew 24:36 BUT OF THAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN,NO, NOT THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN, BUT MY FATHER ONLY.
- Matthew 24:42 WATCH THEREFORE FOR YE KNOW NOT WHAT HOUR YOUR LORD DOTH COME.
- Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour AS YE THINK NOT the Son of man cometh.
- Matthew 24:11 AND MANY FALSE PROPHETS SHALL RISE AND SHALL DECEIVE MANY.
Friends, please read the entire chapter of MATTHEW 24. You will also find there that Jesus likened His coming as a thief breaking into a house. This does not mean Christ will come secretly (Revelation 1:7) It means He will come swiftly, quickly at a time when we least expect Him. If “the angels of heaven” have no knowledge of when Jesus comes, why do we think we should know? God forbid! I am thankful enough for the “signs” that He gave us, how about you? To be ready for the coming of Jesus means to eagerly anticipate His coming. It means a heart-longing for His return. It involves a life committed to doing His will.
May God bless you as you ask Him to plant within your heart the desire to read His Word. By making this a part of your life you can then rejoice because: And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free John 8:32. Free from what? Free from not only the bondage of sin, but free from deception!
Jesus is coming again, just like He promised, but He will come in HIS time, not in MAN’S time!