Be alert! You do not know
when that time will come.
Jesus is coming again. That is certain.
Nobody knows when. That is equally certain. “You do not know on what day your Lord will come” (Mt. 24:42).
That hasn’t deterred date-setters. There’s a long list of self-declared prophets who claimed to have divined the exact date: J.N. Darby, C.I. Scofield, Charles Russell, Edgar Whisenant, Marilyn Agee, Harold Camping, and Hal Lindsey, to name a few.
In Matthew 24 Jesus said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father . . . So you must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
The fact of his coming is certain; the when of his coming isn’t.
Now and then we wonder when.
One day it will be here and now.