Could 2013 be the year of our Lord?
Two thousand years have come and gone since Yeshua left the earth, with the promise to
return in power and glory. We have all heard the headlines through the years of
someone falsely predicting His arrival or the earth’s demise by some scientific
phenomenon. Only to wake up the next morning to find that all is well in the
world--- another false prediction, leading to possibly another false hope.
As children of God we can be assured our Lord’s return will be just like He said. He will
“Come as a thief in the night.” As we look towards the Middle East we can’t help but to
ask ourselves, "Could 2013 be the year of our Lord?” Even though another prediction is
already on the horizon, set for December 21, 2012. My question to those who claim such
calamities is, Why continue to set dates for the Messiah’s return when you know
that such a time is only known by the Father? Since the time of His ascension and now,
men have and always will believe they know the time of the Second Coming. It would
behoove us to realize even if the date of such a wonderful event was revealed to us, it
goes without saying, unless we are truly His children and we are doing what He
commanded, it will be of no consequence. Yeshua commanded in Mark 12:30&31,
“Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
Mind, and with all thy strength and love thy neighbor as thyself”.
Could this be the time when He arrives in power and great glory? Well yes, it
could be, but in all probability, it more than likely, is not. Remember one of the
signs to the end of the age is, “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in
all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” .
When people start setting dates, as they have for December 21, we would do
well to remember what our Lord said: “The hour in which you think not, the
Son of Man cometh”. It doesn’t matter when He returns but rather what are
we doing to assure ourselves a place with Him in eternity. The Bible says “For after
all no man is promised tomorrow because our days are as a vapor”.
Whether we meet Him in the air or we enter glory through death we will never know
the times or the seasons for the simple fact they belong to the Creator, Himself.
No, not even Lucifer knows when the great and terrible day of the Lord is.
So the question remains, if he is unknowing of the day, how can we who are
mortal know of such a day?