On our anniversary my husband and I went to San Diego, California. When we departed from Boston it was morning and when we arrived in San Diego six hours later, it was still morning! We still had our whole day left; however, we were exhausted realizing our bodies had not adjusted to the time difference. Our sense of timing was completely off. We desired to enjoy California, but our bodies were not prepared.
Maybe that is how you feel about Christ’s return. You are excited in some ways, but in other ways you are not adjusted. There are many phenomena in our world, and it seems that Jesus should be back at any moment. Yet, Jesus has not come. Our timing is off.
History is full of many misfires about Jesus’ return. Some of these misfires are created by heretical teachers hoping to gain a following. On other occasions, a misfire occurs because well-meaning believers get caught up in their zeal about end times and misread events. What did Jesus have to say about the timing of His
return? Let’s look at today’s session.