LORD Jesus Will Be Here Soon

  • About That Day or Hour No One Knows

When you claim that LORD Jesus will be returning to earth soon, people are quick to correct you, reminding you that:

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” – Mark 13:32

In the above verse, the word “day,” means just that, a single 24-hour day. The word “hour,” means a literal hour. The Bible teaches us that you cannot know the exact, precise time of His return. The reason the timing of the LORD Jesus’ return is fuzzy is because primarily, it is a military secret. God does not want His enemies to be prepared. He wants them to be off-balance/surprised. Second, God doesn’t want His own people to know the exact time when His Son is returning, because we are weak, and if we knew that He wasn’t returning for some time, we would live our wasted lives a certain horrible way without Him and then recant nearer the known time.

Although we can’t be precise about the timing of His return, we can certainly get in the ballpark. LORD Jesus wants us to get in the ballpark, and He chastised the religious leaders of His day for not doing so:

“When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red. And in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” Matthew 16:2-3

Daniel the prophet wrote of the timing of Lord Jesus’ first coming over 500 years before it happened:

“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off…” -Daniel 9:26

Notice that the time period ends like a stopwatch at LORD Jesus’ death and resurrection in approximately April, 32 AD. But after that point, there is a gap, a period of time between LORD Jesus’ first appearance and His second. We are currently living in that gap in time awaiting His return and our departure in the event known as the rapture. We are presently, in a sense, walking towards that event in time.