Many modern-day professors of Christianity herald to the world that we are in the last days. This can be confusing, and for most the last days are filled with fear and anxiety. When will He come? What will happen? What should we do? This kind of teaching is not Biblical. With this type of ideology, one hears the wrangling of many different viewpoints; this breeds fear, unrest, and uncertainty concerning the return of Christ.
Sadly, people get lost in the tangled weave of various doctrines because they are not grounded in the truth. People tend to take the easy way out when it comes to the study of the Bible. This makes it efficient for them to adopt a doctrine of uncertainty concerning what we should be doing while we wait for Him.
When we clear the dust of man’s understanding and look only at God’s Word concerning this subject, here is what we learn:
Christians who are waiting for the Lord’s return should be looking for Him and remember that He will come.
Hebrews 12:2 – 2 looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Christians must be patient as they wait.
James 5:7 – 7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.
As one is waiting for the second coming, he or she must remain faithful at all costs.
Revelation 2:10 – 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
The Christian must be mindful and conscientious, fully understanding their personal responsibility towards salvation.
Philippians 2:12 – 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
The Christian must be prepared to wait and wait some more.
1 Corinthians 1:7 – 7 so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 1:10 – 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
Finally, the faithful followers of Christ the Son of God must endure and be ready for the second coming.
Matthew 10:22 – 22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:44 – 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
In conclusion, we must never be swept away with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty with last days (doomsday) teaching. Here is the idea: if we don’t know and will never know when He is coming, then there is no need for us to be biting our nails with fear and trembling. He will come on the Father’s time!
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” – Jesus.
On a final note, we have been in the last days since the resurrection of Christ. Now we wait!
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” – Paul the Apostle