June 23

Written by Bill Grandi on June 23rd, 2022

This a statement I really don’t have to back up with facts or Google. Ever since I did my recent posts on Revelation, and since I am currently reading one with a focus toward January of 2023, I am acutely aware of the cults that have started because of an inordinate belief in the coming of Christ. Not that I don’t believe in His imminent return. I do. But I’m speaking of those “leaders” who pull people around them, somehow convince them of the hype, and then get them to sell everything and “run to the hills” waiting for Jesus’ return (which is usually on a certain date). Hucksters all of them; blind sheep the rest of them. They wait and wait and wait, walk away dejected, in disbelief, and a whole lot poorer than before (except the leader). They were conned by a con.

No matter how sincere, you can be sincerely wrong.

Jesus is returning, of that I am sure. My view of how, why, when, etc may differ from others, but He is returning.   I know three things about Jesus’ return which we must all remember:

1. Jesus made it clear there will be an end. All things will end. Jesus once said, “Heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will never pass away.”

2. Jesus made it clear the “when” is a mystery. It never ceases to amaze me how religious leaders say, “This is the date” (can anyone say Jehovah’s Witness?) and people will blindly follow, but Jesus Himself did not even know!

3. The Book of Revelation continually reminds us that when (not if) it happens, we must be ready. Mt. 24:42-25:13 backs that up. Life will be going on as normal when it happens. The Parable of the Ten Virgins show this in graphic detail how some will be ready and others won’t.

The ultimate question is not when or if He will come. The main question is Will you be ready when He does?

“Father, help me not to a ‘sign-seeker’ but to be one who keeps his eyes to the sky waiting and expecting Jesus to come.”


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    One could spend a lifetime waiting and expecting Jesus’ return. As you share, Bill, it’s not if, but when… BUT, if I spend my lifetime waiting and doing nothing more… I have waisted the opportunity. I think it is important to understand what might be expected, I think it is even ok to be aware of the signs… However, they should never be my focus. Jesus gave us out focus. Love God with all of my heart, soul, and mind, and love others as I would want to be loved.

    If my efforts to understand the end detract from those two commands… I have missed the most important sign of all.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Exactly Ryan! Nothing should ever detract or take our focus away from Christ. It is good to expect His return but not make it a singular focus. The most important of all is to love God first. Thanks