Be Ready

You do not know on what
day your Lord will come.
   —Matthew 24:42

Jesus is coming again; that is certain. Nobody knows when; that is equally certain. Jesus said neither he nor the angels knew (Mt 24:36).

That hasn’t deterred the date-setters.

William Miller said it would happen in 1844. He convinced thousands to sell property, quit jobs, and roost on their rooftops to meet the Lord.

Charles Russell said it would be October 1914. Missed that one and recalculated to 1918; then 1925; amended the date eight times.

Edgar Whisenant made a bundle from his book, 88 Reasons Why the Rapture is in 1988. 1988 came and went. No problem; Whisenant came out with a new book: 89 Reasons Why the Rapture is in 1989. That one didn’t sell well.

The Lord’s visible return will be experienced by only one living generation, but every generation should live in the could-be-any-moment mode.

The fact of his coming is certain;
the when of his coming isn’t.

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