While one cannot help but make light of the predictions so often made by those who would claim to be followers of Jesus; as I see the overwhelming response to this latest misguided attempt to pinpoint the EXACT time of the “parousia” (Christ’s return), I am reminded that there will indeed come a day when, according to the gospel, Christ shall indeed return. There will be no time for blogs and clever video postings; instead we shall come face to face with Reality Himself. 

It is my prayer that while we are intrigued and amused by this latest prediction, we will pause for a moment and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts as to the reality of the cross and where we stand in relation to it. 

“Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, ‘Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. For those who sleep do their sleeping at night and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” (I Thessalonians 5:1-11 NASB)

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