Advent Call

End Time Report

Supplement

No one knows

The manner of Christ return

"And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know." (Gen. 18:20, 21)

Sometimes, when Jesus speaks of his coming, he often mean: to verify the misconduct of his people and consequently, to punished if he finds it true (Matthew 13:27; 24:48-51; Rev.3:3). However, in the case of 2008, his coming is due to the arrival of God's appointed time "Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained." (Acts 17:31)

To be sure, Christ coming this year 2008 is not visible. His presence can be perceived only through the sign of his activity. And the sign is destruction. According to 1 Peter 4:17, the destruction will start in the house of God and eventually to non Christian. "For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God, and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?"

If the word of Jesus when he says 'No one knows' is literal, then his coming is like a resurrection from the dead, he suddenly find himself here without knowing what day and hour it was. Is that how you view the coming of Christ? The Christ which according to the Bible is "the wisdom of God"? (1 Cor.1:24) If your answer is yes, then you need to reconsider your belief.

Mark 4:22 clearly says:

"There is nothing hidden which will not be revealed."

But Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds:

"There is an appointed time for everything"

So when Jesus disciple asked him when his second coming is, Jesus told them hyperbolically that "of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." It's like Jesus saying "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out." Hyperbole my friend, an exaggeration used to emphasize that -in the case of Christ second coming- those people who lives prior to the end will have no opportunity to know 'when' why? Because their days are not yet the appointed time for God to reveal his secret. This is the reason why when Daniel inquired the angel about the end, he was told:

"Go Daniel, because the words are made secret and sealed up until the time of the end" (Daniel 12:8,9)

Until the time of the end

What will happen when that 'time' comes? Obviously the secret will be revealed Because "there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light."






Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. --James 1:17