‘Can we know WHEN Jesus will return?’

NO—but we can know the ‘season‘ of His return!

“The signs of the times” *Updated April 13, 2019.

  • Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42
  • But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24:36
  • And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Luke 21:28-32

Commentary: Verse 29 (Luke 21:29) – “And he spake to them a parable. “It is certain,” went on the Lord to say, “that summer follows the season when the fig tree and other trees put forth their green shoots. It is no less certain that these things – the fall of Jerusalem, and later the end of the world – will follow closely on the signs I have just told you about.”–Pulpit Commentary. ¹

  • “Are we living in the end times?” Read the ‘gotquestions’ answer here.

“Is there anything we can know about the return of the Lord Jesus Christ? Can we know, for example, when Jesus is going to return? If you had asked me that question about 45 years ago, I would have said, “No, absolutely not! There is not anything that you can ever know about the Second Coming of Jesus.” But after 45 years of intensive study of Bible prophecy, I’ve come to a different conclusion. When people ask me now, “Can you know when Jesus will return?” My answer is, “Yes and no.” No, we cannot know the date. Yes, we can definitely know the season.”–Dr. David Reagan. ¹

“Are you aware of the fact that we are living in the season of the Lord’s return? How do I know that? Because the Bible gives us signs to watch for, and we are being bombarded by those signs today as never before.

I want to prove to you with Scripture that we can know the season of the Lord’s return. Let’s begin with the letters that Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church, and let’s start with 1 Thessalonians 5:1, and I want to show you proof positive that we can know the season of the Lord’s return. The passage reads as follows: “Now as to the times and seasons, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.” There’s that statement I talked about at the beginning. He’s coming “like a thief in the night!” Verse 3 says it will occur while people are saying, “Peace and safety!” At that time, Paul says, “Destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.”

Now, the fundamental point I’m leading up to is found in verse 4. Underline it in your Bible. Don’t ever forget it. This is the crucial verse. The verse proves beyond a doubt that you and I can know the season of the Lord’s return. The verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:4, says “But you brethren, believers, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; for you are sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober”–Dr. David Reagan. ¹

*Posted April 13, 2019.

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