Christians around the world are on tip-toe straining to see his coming. Our society has mocked this all our lives…but the truth is..He IS coming. In Revelation he says he is coming soon…he is saying recently to people who are listening that He is coming NOW. He has put such a desperation on my heart to tell everyone I know to…BE READY…HE IS COMING NOW! Literally, there is no time to lose. It could be tomorrow, it could be next week – I awake every day with the expectation that it could be today….
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The Lord purposely did not tell us the hour of His coming. He gave us many prophesies about the season (that is we can tell it is the season of His coming because of all the signs) but the specific hour is unknown.
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f]but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
There is controversy about when and how He will come. We know He will come visibly during the 7 year Tribulation, to collect the ones who love Him before the wrath of God comes in judgment on this earth. This means that His church must go through much of the Tribulation and endure persecution and death. BUT – there is good reason to believe that He will also come secretly before the Tribulation for those who love Him. This is based on this verse:
10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. (Revelations 3:10)
It is also based on the concept of “first fruits”, that is, the ones who are ready first. When He comes later it is for a much bigger “harvest” of all the souls that weren’t ready before but through the hardship of the Tribulation turned back to Him. I personally believe He will come quietly as a “thief in the night” to take His believers, and those left behind will face the Tribulation.