42 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. — Matthew 24:42 NLT
Trying to figure out what day Jesus is coming back is futile. He didn’t come back yesterday and so far, He hasn’t come back today. There are three things that we can know for sure. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised but we have this very moment. When Moses asked God, “Who shall I say sent me?” God said “I AM”. Not “I was” or not “I will be” but simply “I AM”. When God says “I AM”, our response should be a simple “YOU ARE”. When we reach that point of understanding that “HE IS” means that He is everything we need then and only then will we start to understand that “when He is coming back” should be of little or no concern to us. The important thing is that “HE IS” and He is coming back. Our concern is “to be” ready. God did not call us “human doers”, He called us “human beings” because He wanted us to understand that “being” is more important than doing. What we do, our external actions, are only a small part of who we are. Our words and our actions are a result of how we have spent our time up until now. Do they show that we have spent our time being in His presence? If so, we will be ready when He comes back.
22 If anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed.
Our Lord, come!
23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus.