Neither the Day Nor the Hour


Well, if you listen to many who call themselves Christians these days, tomorrow is the day we go home to be with The Lord in heaven. In effect this is the world’s two minute warning. Time to get it together. One media maven said he would be bringing his copy of The Beatles White album. Somehow I don’t think that will play well in the heavenly places.

It upsets me to see this kind of Doomsday date-setting when all one has to do is read God’s Manual (The Holy Bible to the rest of us) to find this:

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Matthew 24:35-37

How presumptuous and foolish these people are. I love all men and women who are joint heirs with me in the knowledge and love of our Lord Jesus, but this brings nothing but contempt to us who really believe in God’s divinely inspired Word and His command not to indulge in this kind of fortune telling. It is a satanic trick to believe things like this and no one should pay any attention to those who do or espouse such nonsense. 

There are many reasons for not following these date-setters, not least of which is that they are plain wrong and should know better themselves, if they believe everything else God said in His Word. If one believes all the words from beginning to end, then one must believe and obey everything in between, right? That being the case, every day should be lived as if we are already in the heavenly places.  For as Paul wrote:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
Ephesians 1:2-4

Sometimes life presents difficulties. Anyone out there not had some? I would love to meet you! But even in trials and tribulations, I am no less blessed because of my relationship with my loving God through His Son Jesus Christ! He brings me through trials every time and I am ALWAYS better off and more blessed than before. Date setters, looking through this lens, are more escapist than obedient.

Hold the Kool-Aid thanks. I have these blessings in this life and, when God sees fit, I’ll go home. No rush.

Be blessed and be patient. He is coming and we should be getting ready and not just planning dates.

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