Interesting we will know not the hour, but we are to watch and be ready for it?
Reading Your word Lord it sounds like it will not be imminent until there is something to watch for. For we are not in darkness that that Day will surprise us like a thief. But also according to Your word it’s an hour that apparently most believer’s will think not.
What most seem to think is that it’s imminent — could happen before they finish reading this; and there are no signs needed to watch for before it. I wonder who will really be taken off guard by our Your Coming Lord?
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. — Matthew 24:42
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. — Matthew 24:44
Now as to the times and the epochs, 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. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
1 Thessalonians 5:1-2,4 NASB
29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.
Is there something to watch for? Is it the darkness on earth coming from no shining of sun, moon or stars? Is it this darkness of night all around the world that precedes the day of the Lords coming that will not surprise us; but that most are not thinking is right. A day and an hour that you think not, because it follows Tribulation it does not precede it.
Most of you will not believe this, but does that fact make it true?
One thing is for certain — when just before the day of the Lord comes, when the Tribulation is over, when the night is darkest; then all who remain will not be in darkness for this hour to overtake them by surprise.
God bless you as you consider the times and the seasons.