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Can Christians Know Exactly When Our LORD Jesus Christ Will Return?

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"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)

Our LORD Jesus Christ foretold of Signs that would signal to Christians that He was Near, right at the Door {Mark 13:29} of His Return/Second Coming. But, do these Divine Time-Factors of Near, right at the Door, tell Christians 'Exactly When' our LORD Jesus Christ will Return?

It is my sincere Prayer to GOD, this article would help Christian Brothers and Sisters understand their absolute need to Stand and Remain Firm on the given Divine Time-Factors our LORD Jesus Christ clearly did give in regards to 'Exactly When' He would Return, right from Scripture, right from the Holy Bible, right from the Word of Truth, which certain so-called Christian Elders and other Christians were and are still NOT Accurately Handling.

My prayer to GOD as stated above is in Hope that other Christian Brothers and Sisters will not have to Endure the 'WOES' other Christians of the past had endured by skipping off with a finite Date-Setter, finite Speculator. Deceiver's, who've claimed in the past that they knew 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ would Return.

For those unfamiliar with Christianity, Christians can know beforehand mankind is in fact in the last days because LORD GOD Promised His servants (slaves) from the Prophets of Old (who also foretold of the future end-times) that before LORD GOD does anything, LORD GOD would reveal, as clearly declared in Amos 3:7 below.

"Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)

There are other scripture references directly from our LORD Jesus Christ Himself placed within this article, such as the {Mark 13:29} Command to Christians to RECOGNIZE the LORD is 'NEAR', right at the DOOR, obviously verifying the 'Promise' made by GOD in Amos 3:7.

This article will review Divine Time-Factors that Our LORD Jesus Christ clearly did give in regards to 'Exactly When' He would Return, right from the Word of Truth. But first, let's examine a recent sorry scenario that left certain Christians to Endure Heavy Unnecessary WOES, and the reasons I feel those certain Christians were DECIEVED.

Harold Camping of Family Radio, a Christian Radio Program, predicted Yet Another Date, which was for the 'Rapture of the Church' to occur on May 21st 2011, which obviously Never Occurred.

For those unfamiliar, The Rapture of the Church is simply known by Premillennial Christians of eschatology as a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. The Rapture (The Great Snatch Away) Will Be an Act of GOD where the LORD Jesus Christ Removes Spiritually-Born-again Physical Christians right from this Earth (Literally & Physically Changed too) within a twinkling of an eye (1 Thessalonians 4:171 Corinthians 15:52) before the WRATH JUDGEMENTS of LORD GOD fall on a CHRIST rejecting World.   [ Please visit our Link Resource Section in regards to Articles of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture by Senior Theologians]

For those certain Christians, who skipped off and followed/believed in Harold Camping's Foul and False Date-Setting Prediction, that May 21st 2011 Date of major disappointment, rather became a day of "SHAME".

Q: Was the "SHAME" those certain Christians felt because they TOO were NOT accurately handling what the Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return?

In Hosea 4:6, LORD GOD states His people are Destroyed for a LACK of Knowledge, which is a LACK of knowing the WORD of GOD, the Word of Truth for themselves personally. No doubt, unfortunately, their children are suffering the same fate. Hosea 4:6, one of the reasons, I personally feel those certain Christians were deceived.

Perhaps those certain Christians, who were put to SHAME by following Harold Camping, didn't know they Were Not Accurately Handling what the Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return. If so, such a sorry scenario of a complete ignorance of what the Word of GOD actually states in regards, would be very wise for other Christians to 'Note' that those certain ignorant Christians who followed Harold Camping, still did not escape the WOE of SHAME.

 Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD." (Jeremiah 17:5)

Perhaps the real reason is rather that those certain Christians put to SHAME, trusted/worshipped the words of Harold Camping, more so than what the Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return. Jeremiah 17:5, another major reason, I feel those certain Christians were deceived.

Whatever the real reasons are that those certain Christians just went skipping off with Date-Setter Harold Camping in the first place, along with the WOE of SHAME, those certain Christians surely Endured the CURSED WOE of Jeremiah 17:5 Too on that May 21st 2011 Date, that day of major disappointment.

Some of those certain Christians sold their properties, quit their Jobs, gave away all savings and belongings, which Wasn't the CURSED WOE.

The CURSED WOE was that those certain Christians trusted in a man, Rather than LORD GOD, and what His Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

TOTAL WOES: (2) WOES covered thus far in this article.

LACKING Trust in LORD GOD and His Word of Truth first and only, obviously already an avenue Christians do not want to venture or remain traveling on. Obviously, it is the job too of every single Christian to seek LORD GOD daily on their own through His Word of Truth and in Prayer, making LORD GOD First, and there are NO seconds to Trust/Worship. Jeremiah 17:5, just one example of this absolute Truth, right from the Word of Truth.

My own current and growing choice of Pastors, Bible Teachers, Prophecy Teachers I learn from, all advise to search the Scriptures for myself, Acts 17:11, to see if what they are teaching me is the Truth, if such is really so per the Holy Bible. Sound Biblical Teachers surely would advise Acts 17:11 to their Christian Students. Trust LORD GOD and His WORD of TRUTH First and Only. Amen.

Aside the 'Fact' that many Christians continue to dangerously suffer because their LACK of Knowledge of the Word of Truth, continue to dangerously suffer because they LACK a True Worship and Trust Only in LORD GOD, something else is dangerously LACKING that has even effected some of the Christians deemed surely as Christians, who themselves have entertained, who themselves are entertaining 'FOUL HYPE' too being served out there off-n-on-line that proclaims knowing...TADA! 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

Christians, who should know better than to QUESTION or TEST what the Word of GOD, The Holy Bible, the Word of Truth, clearly reveals in regards to Christians knowing 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

Christians deemed surely as Christians, who ALSO are NOT Accurately Handling what the Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to Christians knowing 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

And so, what else is dangerously LACKING among Christians that they'll even QUESTION or TEST what the Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to Christians knowing 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return?

"Therefore be PATIENT, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be PATIENT; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near." (James 5:7-8)

 "and to WAIT for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:10)

Regardless of how a scenario develops that requires a Person decide whether their ENDURANCE LEVEL can BEAR such a stress-test as to be PATIENT, a Person decides to WAIT based on a Time-Factor presented that at least tells that Person 'About-How-Long'.

The challenge to have Patience has become just too much of a challenge. After all, in order for a Person to be PATIENT, requires that Person to WAIT until that Person no longer needs to be PATIENT. To WAIT, requires to be PATIENT until there is no longer a need to WAIT.

Therefore, to be PATIENT is as Double Demanding as to WAIT is, as both require each other in order to be PATIENT or to WAIT. And so, having Patience has become let's skip the 'About-How-Long' Time-Factor, and Serve Us the Right Now Time-Factor, Right Now!

Speaking of our current Generation, rather our current instantly have what we want Right Now technology age Generation, where the stress-test for mankind to be PATIENT and to WAIT for any Time-Factor at-all, has in fact been proven by his current Generation as a whole to be at a very-very low endurance level.

An increasing number of People don't have the time to WAIT their turn at a retail check-out counter, and no, this is not a sentence about morals, but a sentence about the ability to be PATIENT.

One might even think there should have been at least 5-10 generations separating our current very-very Impatient Generation from those who lived in the recent 20th Century. Reality is, our current Generation demands a serve us Right Now Time-Factor, as Right Now, is all the time our current Generation has to be PATIENT and to WAIT for.

It's obvious that the patience level of Christians to be PATIENT too has been effected by the Right Now Time-Factor that our current Worldly Generation demands, Christian morals however, should still be more than patient enough to WAIT their turn at a retail check-out counter.

In regards to the 'Command' GOD gave to be PATIENT until the coming of the LORD within James 5:7-8, and the 'Command' to WAIT for His Son from Heaven within 1 Thessalonians 1:10 above, the Serve Us Right Now Time-Factor among Christians most certainly does concern me.

BUT, so does an 'Exactly When Time-Factor', which I consider as a 'SATANIC BAIT' that has in fact caused certain Christians to Endure Heavy Unnecessary WOES.

 The 'Exactly When' Time-Factor that is in fact proving to be yet another major stress-test on the ENDURANCE LEVEL to BEAR in these last days, even among some of the Christians deemed surely as Christians, who have skipped off with so called Christian Educators (Deceivers), who have and will proclaim they've figured out 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

The only Time-Factor James 5:7-8 offers for the Christian ENDURANCE LEVEL to BEar is that the Time-Factor is NEAR, but offers No Exactly When Time-Factor. In 1 Thessalonians 1:10 however, GOD offers No Time-Factor at-all for the Christian ENDURANce level to bear.

What a major stress-test 1 Thessalonians 1:10 IS for a Christian ENDurance level to bear!

Well, this article is not finished yet in finding out 'Exactly When' Christians will no longer need to WAIT, so please be PATIENT.

No, I'm not trying to be funny. The seriousness of this article is not a laughing matter at all. Especially, in light of the real sorry fact what Christians have, and sadly do continue to fall prey to (Deceived Deceiving Date-Setters, Speculators). And, let's not forget the list of 'WOES' that have Followed, and that will Follow.

"But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." (Luke 21:28)

"Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, RECOGNIZE that He is near, right at the door." (Mark 13:29) See also: Matthew 24:33.

Although Christians are told direct by our LORD Himself that when they see these things begin to take place (signs-of-the-times) to lift up their heads that their redemption is drawing NEAR, that Christians are even Commanded by our Lord to RECOGNIZE that HE is right at the DOOR, such Divine Time-Factors offered by Our LORD right from the Word of Truth, still 'Do Not' Tell Christians 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

On The Other-Hand, Christians best be Recognizing and staying Alert of the times mankind IS in Fact living in. This Christian, Praise GOD, IS going to Continue to Pay Attention and Keep Watching as Commanded by Our LORD Jesus Christ in Luke 21:28 and Matthew 24:33 above,

Let us now Read, what Our LORD clearly stated right from the Word of Truth in regards to 'Exactly When' our LORD will Return.

"But of that day and hour NO ONE KNOWS, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the FATHER Alone. (Matthew 24:36) See also: Mark 13:32

"Therefore, be on the alert-- for YOU do not know WHEN the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'" (Mark 13:35-37)

"Therefore be on the alert, FOR YOU DO NOT KNOW which DAY your Lord is coming." (Matthew 24:42)

We have just READ the Divine Time-Factors of 'Exactly When' Our Lord Jesus Christ will Return, right from the WORD of TRUTH.

******* GOD THE FATHER 'ALONE' Knows 'Exactly When' (.)

And that 'Exactly When' (Day/Hour) Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return, CAN NOT be 'Figured Out' by anyone else, visible or invisible.

We now know Which Part of the Word of Truth Christians were NOT, and Still Are Not Accurately Handling in regards to Christians knowing 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

Christians 'Were Not Given' to Know 'Exactly When', but Only Given to know the Coming of the LORD is NEAR, even Right at the DOOR, via the signs of the times surely forming among mankind right now.

No wonder Our LORD Jesus Christ 'REPEATED' Himself in stating 'No One' (No Finite Human), nor Angel, nor even Himself, would Know the Day nor Hour of His Return, but GOD THE FATHER ALONE. And, to "KEEP WATCH" for YOU DO NOT KNOW the Day the LORD will come.

Because the LORD Jesus Christ obviously knew beforehand what the patience endurance level would be, sadly among Christians deemed surely as Christians, to be PATIENT and to WAIT for Our LORD Jesus Christ from Heaven in a final very-very IMPATIENT Worldly Generation.

We also know now what else is dangerously LACKING.

PATIENCE is dangerously LACKING.

It is really SAD witnessing how Christians continue to go skipping off with Deceived Date-Setters/Speculators, as though Our LORD Jesus Christ didn't know what He was talking about in Matthew 24:36!, Mark 13:35-37!, Matthew 24:42 above!!

Our LORD Jesus Christ certainly knew what HE was talking about in Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:35-37, Matthew 24:42 above, when the Deceived Deceiver Harold Camping set YET another Phony Date, stating the Rapture would occur on May 21st 2011.

Our LORD Jesus Christ certainly knew what HE was talking about in Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:35-37, Matthew 24:42 above, when the WOE of SHAME and that WOE of being CURSED too came upon those certain Christians TOO, who believed Harold Camping's Set-Date of May 21st 2011. That False Date of major disappointment. All because those certain Christians either didn't know the Word of GOD for themselves, or because they put their complete trust in a finite man, or both. Put your Complete Trust in LORD GOD and HIS WORD of the Holy Bible Alone, and none other.

On May 21st 2011, that Date of major disappointment, New Scoffers sunk into the tight clutches of Satan too. Harold Camping Will Be Held RESPONSIBLE for those New Scoffers too, according to James 3:1 just below.

"Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment." (James 3:1)

TOTAL WOES: SHAMED; CURSED.

I would highly recommend to Christians from here on, NOT to personally Teach/Educate 'People' about a Date-Setter or Speculators misguided insight, LEST They TOO be held accountable to James 3:1, which could be yet another WOE to tally. I would also highly suggest to abandon the sharing of their articles and videos too since we KNOW NOW that only GOD the FATHER knows Exactly When Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

On that Date of major disappointment, May 21 2011, Harold Camping was Once Again found to be A PHONY, Once Again proven to be A LIAR. All of Harold Camping's 'Preaching Christian Followers' SHARED that STAINED FAME TOO of also being known as both A PHONY, and A LIAR.

TOTAL WOES: SHAMED; CURSED; A PHONY; A LIAR.

Four(4) out of a possible five (5) WOES so far.

On that Date of major disappointment, May 21 2011, even for Christians who didn't skip off with Harold Camping but Hoped in his False Phony Date, probably shared in some Other potential WOES that those certain Christian who skipped off with Harold Camping have Endured via News Reports. Such WOES As:

  • Distraught
  • Bitterness
  • Doubt
  • Psychological problems
  • Wrongly Angered at Others
  • Wrongly Angered at GOD for not showing up
  • Skipped off into unbelief
  • Suicidal

TOTAL OF WOES: 12 WOES out of a possible 13 WOES to possibly Endure.

No, it is NO laughing matter at all. Christians should pray for those certain Christians who skipped off with Harold Camping. Christians should also pray for Harold Camping that he may get his theology correct, that is, his ill interpretation would become in line with the Word of Truth.

UPDATE: Harold Camping Predicts Rapture to occur October 21st, 2011, which never occurred.

UPDATE: Family Radio Founder Harold Camping Repents, Apologizes for False Teachings.    Praise God!

Setting Dates of the Return of Our LORD Jesus Christ 'Are Set' knowing such WILL NOT OCCUR, as the Master Deceiver 'SATAN' Knows that 'NO ONE' but GOD THE FATHER ALONE knows THE DAY OR HOUR of the Return of Our LORD Jesus Christ {Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:32 above}.

The Satanic OBJECTIVE therefore being to 'WEAKEN FAITH'( AH-HA! ) of the IGNORANT, as SATAN also Knows there is a lot of IGNORANCE (Bible illiteracy) out there to what the Word of Truth clearly reveals --> 'NO ONE' but GOD THE FATEHR ALONE knows THE DAY OR HOUR of the Return of Our LORD Jesus Christ {Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:32 above}.

Other Christian Educators have built up HYPE Speculation of the Possibility of the Pre-tribulation Rapture occurring on the Feast of Trumpets, September 29-30 2011. Another date of Major disappointment, as such Did Not Occur Either!

During my perusal of a Prophecy Group Forum they labelled a member of theirs a Mocker, who made a MOCK Posting AFTER the Prophecy Group's HYPE of the Rapture 'Possibly' occurring on the the Feast of Trumpets on September 29-30 2011, which again Never Occurred. What the mocking member posted AFTER September 29-30 2011 is below.

Mocking Member Post: "Did You all Get Left Behind?"

Q: Was that Prophecy Group Forum "Accurately Handling" what the Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to Christians knowing 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return?

Yes, 2 Peter 3:3 does state in the last days mockers will come. But, are certain Christians helping to give birth to the already increasing number of mockers by Speculating (IMPATIENTLY) 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return? If so, Christians would do well to remember and Heed James 3:1 above Too.

Again Christians, A Day or Hour, that Only LORD GOD THE FATHER ALONE knows, as clearly revealed right from the WORD of TRUTH. Therefore, a Day or Hour that CAN NOT be figured out by anyone else, visible or invisible!

Speculating a Date, because the time IS Surely so NEAR of the Return of our LORD Jesus Christ, has PROVEN to be 'JUST-AS-BAD' as setting a date, and let's not forget the WOES that will follow.

"looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus," (Titus 2:13)

Mankind is in fact living in the very last days and time is running out for those without CHRIST to recognize such. Furthermore, the Rapture of the Church Age WILL REALLY HAPPEN, which ONLY GOD the FATHER Knows Exactly When.

In these last days in which mankind lives, Christians Should Be Hopeful, Excited, Looking, Waiting, Watching, for the soon Glorious appearing of Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

According to the signs-of-the-times emerging all around us, I myself am right there with other anxious Christians, HOPING for the Soon Return of Our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. BUT,  I don't want my anxiousness to 'give way' to being  IMPATIENT for my GREAT GOD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

In Preaching to the Ignorant, Christians should only focus on How we know our Redemption is drawing 'NEAR' because we are already seeing the beginning of 'these things' (Luke 21:28).

Because again the reality is Christians, 'NEAR', (a Nearness even right at the Door) are Thee only "Divine-Time-Factors" Our LORD has given us Christians to know, to work with, to both be PATIENT and to WAIT for.

A wise Christian would remember and Heed Hard Matthew 24:36, Mark 13:35-37, Matthew 24:42 above, as Our LORD Meant what HE Stated, and Stated what HE Meant in those verses, right from the Word of Truth!

A Wise Christian would say: Your Command my GOD, I will Obey. I will be PATIENT until the coming of my LORD (James 5:7-8)

A Wise Christian would say: Your Command my GOD, To WAIT for your SON from Heaven (1 Thessalonians 1:10), I will obey.

No, I am Not boasting, as being Patient isn't easy for a human leaning on his own Strength.

It's rather in light of the WOES other Christians unfortunately have Endured from such sorry unfortunate misguided scenarios of the past, seems only logical now to Obey and Accurately Handle what the Word of Truth clearly reveals in regards to Christians knowing 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

The Serve Us Right Now Time-Factor among Christians too in our current very-very Impatient Generation Does concern me as such an impatience is among Christians, as I had stated earlier in this article.

Let us now read what our LORD had to say about those who will become too impatient in waiting for the LORD in Luke 12:45-46 below, right from the Word of Truth.

"But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master will be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers." (Luke 12:45-46)

In Closing this Article.

In the Olivet Discourse, which parallels Matthew 24 (25), Mark 13, and Luke 21, Our LORD Jesus Christ responded to His Apostles questions regarding signs of His Second Coming and the End of the Age (end-times).

The Very first reply from Our LORD Jesus Christ was:

'SEE TO IT THAT NO ONE MISLEADS YOU', Matthew 24:4.

See also Mark 13:5, Luke 21:8.

Obviously, Great deception would be One of the SIGNS to emerge prior to the Second Coming of Our LORD Jesus Christ.

Trust in LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST Only, and Accurately Handle HIS WORD of TRUTH in regards to Christians knowing 'Exactly When' Our LORD Jesus Christ will Return.

And remember...

'SEE TO IT THAT NO ONE MISLEADS YOU'.

 God Bless, In Christ Jesus.


Administrator and Student of Bible Prophecy

John Gerard Franklin.

 

 

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