…When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. Luke 21:28
耶稣告诉门徒他再回来时要发生的事。关于日期，他说，“但那日子，那时辰，没有人知道，连天上的使者也不知道，子也不知道，惟独父知道。”“挪亚 的日子怎样，人子降临也要怎样。”（太24:36-37 ）随意猜测主再来的日子是愚蠢的，不符合圣经教训的。但是我们被告知，要注意留心一些事的发生。主耶稣警告了门徒不可以猜测，但也确实告诉他们要发生事。有眼睛的，都会看到。“一有这些事，你们就当挺身昂首，因为你们得赎的日子近了。”（路 21:28）耶稣预言告诉我们，他要再来，我们的救赎近了。激动吧？我很激动！
The daily events of our world and the prophecies of the Bible are beginning to coincide. We’ve been told in Scripture to study the signs and to learn the signs of the times. If only the world had studied the signs of the Old Testament, it would have known that Jesus was coming the first time. But ignorance and blindness concerning the teaching of the Scriptures led men to fail to recognize hundreds of years before Jesus was born that the Old Testament revealed these things.The Scripture said that He would be born of the tribe of Judah (Genesis 49); He would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5). He would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7). He would be called out of Egypt (Hosea II). He would be a prophet (Deuteronomy 18). His own people would reject Him (Isaiah 53). He would be betrayed and sold for thirty pieces of silver (Zechariah II). He would be put to death by crucifixion (Psalm 22). The soldiers would cast lots for His clothing (Psalm 22). He would ascend into heaven (Psalm 68). And on and on. Almost every detail which happened to the Lord Jesus Christ was predicted hundreds of years earlier by prophets inspired by the Spirit of God.
Jesus told His disciples that there would be signs for which they could watch when He would come back again. When He warned them on two occasions to beware of setting dates, he said, “Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36). He also said, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” To speculate about a date would be absolutely foolish and unbiblical and against the teachings of our Lord. But we were told to watch for the signs. Although He warned about speculation on the exact time of His return, Jesus did assure the disciples that there were signs throughout the Scriptures, as well as in His own words, which would make it clear to those who have eyes to see that the time is near. He said, “When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28). That is the hope that is in the heart of every believer-that our redemption is coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ than we were when He made those predictions.Are you excited? I am!