“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)
OK, Church, this is our truth. We don’t know the time when Jesus is coming back.
We just know that He is and we should “speed His coming”. (2 Peter 3:12)
We do know what is required for Him to come back.
“When the gospel is preached to all the nations the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)
We also don’t know the day or the hour that our life will end.
“Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.” (Psalms 144:4)
We also don’t know the day or the hour that the life of everyone we meet will end.
Jesus lived His whole life on earth with a kingdom perspective and we have been predestined to be conformed to His image.
Jesus said, “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21)
As believers we have been given the full gospel in Jesus Christ – God with us – the birth, death and life of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
It encompasses Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, the Passover, Pentecost, the Sabbath, communion, baptism (water and Holy Spirit) and even the Rapture, the millennium and the new heaven and earth.
But these are not days or times of celebration – they are all one in Christ Jesus.
This morning as I share this – none of you reading this knows whether your journey of life will be over before day’s end.
Neither does the person that is going to lose their life in a tragic accident, a heart attack, starve to death, raped and murdered or a deadly pestilence.
Being around to celebrate a particular day or event that we have been given in Christ is not the most important thing in their life at the moment.
Is it yours?