No Man Knows the Time of Christ’s Return
BE READY! Live each day as if He were going to return that day (2 Timothy 4:7-8). In other words, all we can do is prepare ourselves for that day because the signs indicate that it is coming soon.
The consequences of knowing the exact date would be devastating for the world. If they knew the date, they would wait right up until the last minute to clean up their lives and seek salvation which we know won’t work because Jesus said in John 6:44, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day”. The choice is ours whether we yield to the Spirit’s drawing us to accept His free gift of salvation. However, it the Father’s choice when He will send the Spirit to draw us to Him. It would be blasphemy to think that we can manipulate the sovereign Lord of the universe into doing things “our” way. So waiting would never work. God would not allow man to manipulate Him in this way.
Others, like the Millerites, would stop everything and simply wait for the day to arrive which would mean that much of their work in the kingdom of God would be left undone. Jesus is coming for a prepared people – those who are ardently working to build His kingdom right up until the very moment He snatches them away. As believers in Christ, we want to finish well. We want Him to find us working to build His kingdom where He has placed us.
No Angel Knows the Time of Christ’s Return.
In spite of the fact that the angels of heaven are in constant contact and communication with our Heavenly Father and are constantly awaiting His commands (Matthew 18), they do not know when He is going to send them out to gather the believers who survive the Tribulation. They simply do not know when Christ will return.
(via Dr. David Jerimiah)