I Thessalonians 5:1-3 (NASB) “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. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly…and they will not escape.”
In the past, certain things were written as a mystery, to be revealed, at a later date. People who read the Bible a hundred years ago couldn’t understand many of the prophecies. It wasn’t time. But today, from Bible scholars to everyday people can understand what the Bible meant by the prophesies…because they are being revealed as we speak, every day! All we have to do is watch the news or look around us at what is going on. Chaos, delusion, apathy toward God and the church, pestilence, wars, and rumors of wars.
We should not be taken by surprise when the Rapture of the Church happens or when Jesus returns. Everything Jesus said and the prophets of old wrote about is going to come to pass exactly as announced long ago. We are seeing the signs, and now we are able to see the “HOW” (the means by which the antichrist will be able to do the things outlined).
Thankfully, we have the Holy Spirit-inspired words of Paul that gave us the information we needed to know to be ready. We are not in darkness but are of the Light, so we should walk in the light of His word so that we would be ready in that “twinkling of an eye”.
Make sure you are ready, “born again”. (Died to the old self and “born anew” into a new creature through the blood of Jesus Christ our Savior.)