I get blown away when I hear people talk the “End Times” and when Jesus is going to return. They will tell me that they know when the Lord is going to return by some secret information that they received special from God. The most recent of these End of the World prophecies came from preacher Harold Camping had people quiting their jobs, and selling their home with the belief that Jesus would be here on May 21, 2011. Obviously, this did not happen!
If truth of the matter is that NOBODY knows when the Lord will come again! Mark 13:32,33 say:
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.”
In these words we know that no one person know when the Lord Jesus will return. We are to watch, and pray, for His return. Spread the Word to all nations, and people. Do our best to be ready for that day when the trumphets sound, and the Lord decends in a cloud!
We are also warn of false prophets! These are people that say that they are of God, but really have their own! The Lord Jesus knew this when He was on walking on the Earth. Matthew 24:23-25 says
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.”
These false witnesses pray upon those that desire hope, and freedom from sin! They talk the truth of the gospel, and twist it into something that sounds like the truth but is far, far from it! They convince lost souls to surrender their worldly good, to them, and lead them on a path that leads straight to Hell! People have sold homes, quit jobs, stolen, killed, and killed themselve due to the poision that is fed to them from these false prophets.
These are things to consider before we believe that any one man know when the Lord is coming! We must question anybody that says that they have a special knowledge that God has given to them!