Yes we will know when Jesus is returning even though some have been in error predicting His return before but they were wrong because all Prophesy had not been fulfilled when they said Jesus would return. Today we can see it’s very close and in Christ Jesus we will know when He is returning without any doubt as confirmed in the Scriptures below.
1 Thessalonians 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.
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)
Many will be taken by surprise when Jesus returns, this is why we look for the signs and give thanks that we won’t be, what a wonderful assurance we have with the Rapture or as Revelation 14:14-16 calls it The First Sickle, this is what we are to pray for, we are the Generation that will see Jesus return because we are witnessing the Birth Pangs.(Mathew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21) we can see these things happening that Jesus mentioned all around the World today not just spasmodically but with frequency, yes we are seeing the Birth pangs.
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.
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.
Revelation tells us as you can see below that all who remain on earth after The First Sickle or the Rapture will knowingly have rejected God and worshiped the Beast receiving his Mark, the Technology for this has already been invented and tested and the Banks are now ready to change from using Cash to Cards only, the first step, there will be no receips for goods brought either. Many of us who refuse to worship him and take his Mark will be Martyred before the Rapture as also confirmed in the Scripture below and in other Scriptures.
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.
The Children who are Born in the latter years of the great Tribulation are under the authority of their Parents so they too will receive this mark but Children who do not know right from wrong will not suffer the same fate as their Parents who worship the Beast, it was their choice to reject God and worship the Beast and then take his mark, the evil they caused will take it’s toll, without the Holy Spirit keeping it under control, they will suffer from the evil they have allowed and done. Thankfully for Christians and unknowing Children of any time in History, we will only know Joy in Heaven and have no memory of those who are not there.
Revelation 14:9-11 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.
Now that we are in the end times many are fearful and yes as Christians we will experience some of the great Tribulation and some of us will be Martyred, Revelation 7:14 but as Revelation also tells us, those who are left will be Raptured before the horror of the final events on earth and join those who were Martyred in Heaven but we are to watch for the signs so we know when Jesus will return for us.
Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great TRIBULATION and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
We do not need to fear as Christians we have a wonderful Eternal Future in Heaven, where there is no suffering, hardship or death and were we will only know Joy.
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.
John 16:13 -15. Howbeit when He The Spirit of Truth is come He will guide you into all Truth for He shall not speak of Himself but whatsoever He shall hear that shall He speak and He will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me for He shall receive of mine and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine therefore said I, that He shall take of mine and shall shew it unto you.
.Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.