The four angels involved in the sixth trumpet judgment that takes place at Christ’s second coming are allowed to work among men at a very specific time set by Almighty God. Likewise, the second coming itself will take place at an exact time known only by God Himself…
Mar 13:32 KJV – But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Act 1:6-7 KJV – When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Folks, from these passages we can learn at least two very important truths:
First of all, our Lord is in control of the time of His coming back to the earth. No man or angel can hurry nor delay it, no man can thwart His plans to come. He is coming back in God’s time.
Secondly, we cannot know the day or hour of His coming. As a matter of fact, we cannot even know the season or specific timeframe of His return. How important this is for each one of us. In a day when many claim to know the time of His coming, if we look back at the teachings of His Word, we know that this cannot be so.
So what attitude should the Christian have concerning Christ’s second coming?
- watchful – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
- under self control – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10
- eagerly anticipate – 2 Timothy 4:6-8
- busy in His service – Matthew 24:42-46
Folks, may we look at today, and everyday, as a day in which the Lord may return…
May we all think on these things today and find encouragement and comfort for our hearts!
For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation