Scripture confirms for those of us who are ready that we will know when Jesus is returning but for those who are not ready He will come as a thief in the night, meaning unannounced, they will not recognize the signs of His coming.
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand but the wise shall understand.
1Thessalonians 5: 2 -6 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the Children of Light, and the Children of the Day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others but let us watch and be sober.
A “Day” in this Scripture is meaning a period of time not from Morning to Sunset as we see it confirmed with the Creation of the World in Genesis and with us being of the Day, meaning Light in Christ Jesus, we will recognize when this time comes although the literal Day and hour of Jesus’ return we will not know now but with our being ready we will have no fear (1John 4:17-19) we will ascend on High with the Bridegroom. Jesus our Lord and Saviour.
John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many Mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (KJV)
Luke 21:35-36 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (KJV)
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. (KJV)
We are in the end times and are witnessing the birth pangs which will increase, Jesus told us that we are the generation who will see Him return but many of us will be Martyred when the Beast is in power because we refuse to worship him or take his mark and yes as Christians we will experience some of the great Tribulation but as Revelation also tells us, those of us who are left will be Raptured (Revelation 14:14-16) before the horror of the final events on earth and we will join those in Heaven who were Martyred. (Revelation 7:14)
Jesus told us to watch for the signs and to be prepared (Mathew 24, Mark 13 Luke 21) and that all things will be revealed. We can see some of the signs now but we will see more and because we know Jesus in our hearts not just our heads we will recognize the signs that He told us to look for, one of which is what we see happening with the global Environment and Nature all around the World today but He also told us not to fear, He is with us Spiritually to strengthen us so we can endure whatever comes our way until that wonderful day that we will be with Him in Heaven Eternally.
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Revelation tells us as you can see below that all who remain on earth after the First Sickle or as it is called today The Rapture (Revelation 14:14-16) will have received the Mark of the Beast, except for the two witnesses, those who refused to worship him will be Martyred or Raptured as confirmed in the Scripture below and in others.
Revelation 13:15-17 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed . And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.(KJV)
Do not be deceived there is a place of Eternal torment created by Satan called Hell, as we can see confirmed in the Scriptures below, all good things come from God and all He created He said was very good but not so Satan’s Creation which is evil. Those of us who believe in Jesus in our hearts, will decide not to take the mark or worship the Beast, those who do in this world show they are rejecting Jesus and choosing to worship the Beast and so they will suffer Eternally and this is their choice and Destiny, it is not God’s will anyone perishes, this is why He sent Jesus and it was not the nails that held Jesus to the cross but His Love for us.
Revelation 14:9- And the third Angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the Holy Angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.(KJV)
When we choose God we don’t need to worry or fear, He will provide for our needs, we never walk alone. (Isaiah 43:1-3)
Some Cults and other false Teachers and those who are deceived or have Trusted in their own understanding, have claimed in error more than once the time Jesus would return but there was and still is Prophesy that has not yet been fulfilled but the Technology for the mark of the Beast has already been invented, this tells us that The Beast will arise in the near future, we see how to recognize him clearly confirmed in (2Thessalonians 2:1-12) and in (Revelation 13) and if we have asked for God’s wisdom and empowering we will understand.
1John 2:26-28 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.(KJV)
Colossians 2 :2 -3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in Love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.(KJV)
1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is True, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God, and eternal life.(KJV)
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go. I will guide you with Mine eye.(KJV)
Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.(KJV)
Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.