THE ANSWER TO WHEN – part 9:
Matthew 24:36, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. Verse 37. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Verse 38. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, Verse 39, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Verse 40. Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Verse 41. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. Verse 42. Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. Verse 43. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Verse 44. Therefore, you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
With all of this said, no one knows the exact hour or the day of His return; the angels of heaven don’t know, neither does the Son. Only the Father knows.
We will be busy with our daily lives, just like in the days of Noah. We will have grown accustomed to the chaos and the turmoil the wars and rumors of wars the diseases, the famines and the droughts, the earthquakes and the trouble that surrounds us. Then suddenly, like a flash of lightning, He will appear.
And in the blink of an eye,
- the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the heaven, and
- all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and
- they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
- And He will send out his angels with a loud trumpet-call,
- and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
…in the blink of an eye.
The sixth tribulation seal is broken, the Trumpet is sounded, the sign of Jesus is in the heavens, He is on the clouds, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. The Rapture has occurred!
NEXT: THE ANSWER TO WHEN, WHO & WHAT – part 9a: FAITHFUL & WISE SERVANT.
THE INTRODUCTION: THE END OF THE AGE?