Over the many years people and so called prophets, and preachers have predicted and set dates in which our Lord Jesus would come again. We see that His people are still here and many of the “prophets” have went to eternity; wherever that may be.
The founder of the JW cult predicted that Jesus would return in 1914 or so, and we know that did not happen. In 1988 there was a booklet that came out called “Eighty Eight Reasons Jesus Will Return in 1988”; and again he has not come.
Jesus Himself said, “…I will come again, and receive you unto Myself…” (John 14:3), and we were warned about people saying “…Where is the promise of His coming?…” (2 Peter 3:4). Jesus Himself said,
“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.” Matthew 25:13 (KJV)
There is our answer to the question. When will Jesus return? We do not know. Even Jesus; the Son of God and God the Son; while He walked on earth among his fellow man did not know the time of His return (Matthew 24:36).
The reason we do not know is that this way we live in preparation for His coming. We ought always be ready; bearing the fruit of the Spirit (Galations 5:22), and continually being filled by the Spirit of Christ; being His witnesses in a dark world, and ”…So much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25).
There are plenty of signs we can see that declares something is about to happen. The nation of Israel is daily attacked by her enemy, Christians are daily persecuted by beheading, and sale as slaves in some parts of the world. There is much fear.
Christian! Lift up your head. Your redemption draws near.