I’ve read lots of articles and watched videos of prophets claiming they know the time and day Jesus will come back. The Bible says, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father…Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come…So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.” These scriptures would seem to provide a clear answer to the question. No, no one can know when Jesus is coming back. However, those verses do not say that no one will ever be able to know when Jesus will return.

The most important question anyone can ask him/herself is this: “Jesus is coming – am I ready?” To know whether you are ready there must be an interaction of faith with God’s Word.

The word “ready” in terms of Jesus’ return is shown to be a watchful state in Luke 21:36, as follows: “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man”. To be ready, of course, requires initial salvation.

Salvation is an ongoing process, as well. He describes the testing of one’s faith as a process that is “of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire.” If the testing of faith is to be compared to the refining of gold, then faith’s refining by trials occurs so that “your faith. . .may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

What does “ready” mean in terms of God’s message to believers? What is required to make someone ready for Jesus coming? And, how does one know that he/she is ready for His coming for it to be a personally glorious event? Do I know Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour? Are you still on the journey and want to accept Him as your personal Saviour? Click the banner below.

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