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Lyn Mize

(Mark 13:32 KJV)  But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.  

This one Scripture verse is the only verse that numerous Christians can quote regarding Bible prophecy and the return of Jesus Christ for his bride. This verse is often quoted and then the Christian states “Therefore, we do not need to concern ourselves with the time of Jesus’ return.” The next verse in this passage is not quoted and is completely ignored by the majority of Christians. It is as follows:  

(Mark 13:33 KJV) Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.  

Therefore, the majority of Christians use verse 32 above as an excuse for ignoring Bible prophecy, and especially the Scriptures that pinpoint the time of Jesus’ return for those Christians who are diligently watching and praying for the return of Jesus Christ for his bride.  

The majority of Christians alive today are among the Five Foolish Virgins who are asleep in regard to the return of Jesus Christ. They are neither interested in nor concerned about the time of Jesus’ return. Therefore, they will be among the Five Foolish Virgins who will be awakened at the Midnight Cry, and will be caught unawares when Jesus comes as a thief to them. Jesus will come as a thief to the Sardis church. The Sardis church represents the Protestant churches that came out of the Reformation. This includes Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran churches. Please note what Jesus had to say to the Sardis church:  

(Rev 3:1-3 KJV)  And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. {2} Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. {3} Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

This should be clear. Protestant Christians are not watching for the return of Jesus, and Jesus will come upon them as a thief. They will not know the day and hour of Jesus’ return because THEY DID NOT WATCH.  

The great majority of Christians are virtually ignorant on the Scriptures that deal with Bible prophecy and the return of Jesus Christ for his bride. They are primarily ignorant about the three aspects of Jesus’ return as Bridegroom, Lord and King. He will first return at midnight for his bride. This is when He returns as a thief to the majority of the Church. He will then return as Lord to remove the Main Body of the Church who was asleep at the first aspect of his return. Jesus will then return as King to the Jews and Gentiles who are saved during the tribulation period. The three aspects of Jesus’ return will be sequential and will take place respectively at the beginning, middle and end of the seven-year tribulation period.

The bride of Christ is among the Five Wise Virgins who are watching and beckoning for the return of Jesus. The Main Body of Christians is among the Five Foolish Virgins, totally disinterested in the prophetic Scriptures. The “evil servant” who delays the return of the Bridegroom in his own mind represents the Main Body of Christians. The following passages of Scripture distinguish the faithful and WISE servant from the evil servant:

(Mat 24:40-42 KJV)  Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. {41} Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. {42} Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.  

It is absolutely critical for Christians to understand that the two in the field and the two women at the mill are ALL CHRISTIANS. The only difference between them is that one is WATCHING and the other is NOT WATCHING. The passage continues as follows:  

(Mat 24:43-44 KJV)  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.

{44} Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.  

The “house” in verse 43 above is the household of faith (i.e., the Church). “The goodman of the house” represents the pastors and leaders in the Church. If the Church pastors and leaders had known in which watch the thief would come, they would have been ready and not allowed the Church to be split up. This prophecy will be fulfilled. The Thief will come and remove that which is most valuable to him. That will be the bride of Christ. The remainder of the Church will be “cut asunder” or separated in accordance with the remainder of this passage of Scripture:  

(Mat 24:45-50 KJV)  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? {46} Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. {47} Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. {48} But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; {49} And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; {50} The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, {51} And shall cut him asunder, (i.e., separate him) and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The evil servant represents Christians caught up in the cares of this world, and they are not watching and beckoning for the return of the Bridegroom. They actually delay the return of the Bridegroom in their own minds, since they are NOT longing for his return. They will be separated at the Firstfruits Rapture. The following are actual quotes from Sardis Christians in regard to the return of Jesus Christ:

“I hope it doesn’t happen too soon. I want to get married and have children first.”

“There is a part of me that hopes it does happen soon.”

“We should not be praying for Jesus to return. We have too many people we have to save first.”

“I hope it doesn’t happen too soon. I want to sell some more asphalt plants first.”

“No man knows the day or hour, so we should not concern ourselves with the time of Jesus’ return.”

The above statements represent the primary attitude of Sardis Christians, and they are all in complete opposition to what the Christian’s attitude should be in regard to the return of Jesus.

(2 Tim 4:8 KJV)  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

The Date of Jesus' Return Will Be Revealed 

There is one and only exception to the verse in Mark 13:32 of only God the Father knowing when Jesus will return for the First Fruits Rapture--here it is:

Either the USA and/or Israel will destroy Damascus because of a terrorist act on either or both countries.  The details of the destruction of Damascus is covered in: The Burden of Damascus.  After this event, Jesus will initiate the "midnight cry" and somehow let all Christians in the world know that He is coming back to take to Heaven His most faithful believers. The verses:

(Isa 17:1-3 KJV)  The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.   The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.  The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. 

The fortress are faithful Christians that support and pray for the nation of Israel--here mentioned as Ephraim, one of the sons of Joseph and adopted by Jacob as one of his own sons (Genesis 48:5).  The "ceasing" means that they will no longer be on the earth and hence not be able to directly support Israel.  After Damascus is destroyed, the First Fruits Rapture will take place on the following Pentecost, the Day of First Fruits, which is one of the seven Jewish Feasts. Thus, after Damascus is destroyed, we will know with certainty when the First Fruits Rapture will take place.   

What should Christians be doing to let Jesus know that we want very much to be taken to Heaven and to be with Him for eternity at the First Fruits Rapture?  We should be doing this:

(Hebrews 10:23-25 KJV) Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) {24} And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: {25} Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

The day approaching is the First Fruits Rapture. Once Damascus is destroyed and the event will be covered for months on TV and on the Internet, Christians should meet often to discuss the events of the day and how quickly prophetic events will be taking place. We should show our love for our brothers and sisters in-Christ by encouraging each other to pray, to read and study the Holy Bible and to accomplish any good works that Jesus prepares for us to accomplish.  An overview of the events leading up to the First Fruits Rapture and events of the Tribulation are covered in: An Overview of the Book of Revelation and details of these events are discussed starting with:  The Book of Revelation Chapter One.

Note the following verse:

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He reveal His secret unto His servants the prophets.

Thus God the Father via the Holy Spirit will reveal to His faithful followers the knowledge about when Jesus will return for the First Fruits Rapture as stated in the above verse.  So this last generation of Philadelphia Christians will know the day and the hour of Christ's return and be preparing and beckoning for His return. Hebrews 10:23-25 is a second confirmation that the date of Jesus' return will be known by those Christians that are watching for His return.