Commentary By: Gordon King
Many believers take the Revelation 12 sign occurring next month as a fact that the rapture will also happen next month. But what if the rapture does not happen next month, then what? Just how many believers will lose faith and hope if it doesn’t happen?
I don’t know when the rapture of the church will occur, no one does, and for anyone to set dates for this is against God’s word, for Jesus Himself said that no one knows the day or the hour.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.“
The rapture of the church could be today, it could be tomorrow, or it could be next year or perhaps the next. My point is that we should be ready at all times.
Let us not place our hope in dates, but instead place our hope in Jesus Christ! While we should be waiting and watching for His return, we should not set dates, and while we will not know the day or the hour we can know the season.
I can see many believers, especially babes in Christ, loosing their faith and hope in Christianity if the rapture does not happen next month when so many are predicting that it will. I can even see many unbelievers who may be pondering Christianity turn away in unbelief.
The good Lord told us to be ready at all times because He is coming at an hour we do not expect.
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.“
The days will be like in the days of Noah, this tells us of the season and to be ready, and are the days now like in the days of Noah? I believe that they are, and I believe that the season is here, however no one knows the day nor the hour, so be ready at all times!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!