2 thousand years have come by and we are still here expecting His coming! Could we have missed it? Could we misinterpret His words or misunderstood Him? Well, these 3 Bible facts will ensure you know the truth.
The entire New Testament talks about the second coming of Jesus Christ and the church eagerly expecting it. The book of Revelation ends with such blessed words: “He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
So, we know He has promised to come back and He ALWAYS keeps His promises! This is what you should know:
#1 The time is unknown! Really?
In Matthew 25:13 Jesus said “for you know neither the day nor the hour” when He would come. Yes, we do not know the exact time, but we should know the season! Moreover, in Matthew 24:32 Jesus told His disciples that they have to be able to discern that the time is changing and it is near:
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.”
Thus, all the date predictions of the second coming are false according to the Bible. However, we as the church of Christ should be aware of the signs of the change of time. And these signs should make us excited and glad.
#2 The antichrist comes first
The same chapter of Matthew 24:23 states that “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
Most of us miss the meaning of this scripture and miss the sign of time! In Greek Christ is not a last name of Jesus. It is his title and it means “anointed”. Jesus the anointed. So, basically here is how we should read the scripture:
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the anointed!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false anointed ones and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
Don’t we have them already? So many people come and state they have “special anointing from God” or they are super ministers with super anointing. They are the chosen ones for the church to do so and so. the antichrist is not only one demonic personality, but rather anyone who calls themselves “anointed”.
#3 His return will be loud!
The Bible tells us that the next time He comes it won’t be in a quiet way - Matthew 24:31. It will be announced to the entire world with the sound of trumpet. And He would be seen everywhere as the great lightning. No one will be able to miss the second coming.
However, some people can fall in deception over false “anointed” prophets or teachers. Or they can come not being ready for the event thinking they should not know the time or hour.