The sky is black. It’s Zero Dark Thirty. I am visiting family in Colorado, and most of them are still asleep. I have my bible out this morning and doing my Bible Study. It’s about the return of Jesus.
42 Therefore, stay alert! You don’t know what day the Lord is coming. 43 But you understand that if the head of the house knew at what time the thief would come, he would keep alert and wouldn’t allow the thief to break into his house.44 Therefore, you also should be prepared, because the Human One[a] will come at a time you don’t know. – Matthew 24:42-44
The study says, “The intervening age–between the time our Lord uttered these words and the time He will return–is to be an age of unprecedented deceit, a time when it is easy to be fooled.”
I was at a festival one day this summer where a lot of different churches were represented. As I stood in the middle of the sidewalk, people passing around me holding cotton candy and licking ice cream, I saw it from your point of view. How confusing it must be to have so many different denominations. A church wore a rainbow flag. Another represented a theology I disagreed with, and another had a name which insinuated everyone else must be doing Christianity wrong.
Albert Mohler said, “The problem of cultural Christianity is that the culture always predominates over the Christianity.”
I just wanted to hold up my Bible and say, “This! This is the only thing you need to understand who God is in light of your eternity!”
Yeah, my heart is saddened by the deception, but it is not unexpected. Like a child expecting a parent to return home at any time, I sit and wait in expectation. When Christ returns, our tears will be dried and this great struggle we walk through will end.
We will be home.