This recent series about timelines, the rapture and the bride has been said because of my past mistakes. I allowed men, who were supposed to be respected, fill my head with many interesting mysteries. They all had their own reasons for believing the what, where and why of their answers to the conversations of the day. I got caught up in the fascination of the mysteries and began my own hunt for the truth of matters far beyond me.
Matthew 24:36-37.39,42-44.46 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
It has been given to us to do the Father’s bidding. That being true, if we should want to hasten the coming of our Lord because we grow weary of this world and all the evil in it, then being active in doing the Father’s bidding is the way to achieve that end.
Perhaps my mistake was in treating the events of 2 Thessalonians 2 as prophecy. Perhaps I would have been better served to see it as a promise. “Not to worry son, I have your back.” Then perhaps I could have relaxed in that assurance and gone about doing my chores.