By   •   July 8, 2009   •   Topics:


If we are living in the last days and the world is going to come to an end before long (as I believe), then why should we bother having children or saving money for our retirement? In other words, why bother preparing for the future if there isn't going to be any future?


If we knew for certain exactly when Christ was going to come again, and when this present world would come to an end—then yes, what you say might make sense.

But we don’t know—and that is the way God intended it to be. When Jesus’ disciples asked Him when He would return to establish His kingdom, He answered by warning them not to be fooled by anyone who claimed to know the answer. Then He said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Mark 13:32).

Why is this? One reason, I believe, is because if we did know, we might be tempted to stop doing the work God wants us to do. In one of His parables, Jesus commended the servant who kept on working while his master was away. Then He added, “It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns” (Luke 12:43). May that be true of us.

At the same time, Christ’s promise is clear: Some day He will come again in glory and power, and all the evil and rebellion and injustice of this present world will come to an end. That day is closer now than it has ever been before. Are you ready for that day? Make sure of your commitment to Christ—and make sure as well that if He does come during your lifetime, He will find you working and living for Him.

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  1. Linda McCall says:

    Amen Pastor. Jesus sent us out to be witnesses for Him. We are to be light to those who are lost; not hiding.

  2. Samson Satapati says:

    Superb explanation sir what a beautiful comment especially Jesus saying about no one knows that time. I came to find the reality about hidden meaning “neither son of God knows.” Yes already most of the people in our India committing suicides on the ground. Jesus is coming back so that they might be lifted up this will definitely bring a spiritual renaissance.

  3. imo says:

    Our Lord Jesus promised to come back very soon. This promise was made in more than two thousand years back. Why He is so late?

  4. Connie says:

    Thank you ministry for all you do.

  5. Silverstar Tariang says:

    According to the Bible one should know the general time of the coming of Jesus but no one will know the specific time of the coming of Jesus i. e. the day and the hour because Jesus has told us the signs that will occur before his coming.
    so everyone will know the general time but not the specific time i. e. the day and the hour.

  6. Tammy Akerson says:

    I want to know what I have to do to be saved

    1. BGEA says:

      Tammy, to be saved, you must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for your sins. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and come into your life to guide you. This may be helpful to you:

  7. Stephen K Smith says:

    John 3:16 , does not Christ speak in the third person? Indicating a mistake or it is John that is speaking.

    1. BGEA says:

      Jesus speaks those words in third person.