The Day and the Hour
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Many make wild claims about knowing when the end of the world will take place. Some give the date in years, while others may be more specific, stating the month and day.
These predictions have been proven again and again to be false. Some states a date for the end of the world. That date comes and goes and we are still here. The largest, recent buzz for the end of the world date is the end of this year. Some point to the Mayan calendar and how it goes no further than 2012.
Even though the Mayan’s never actually predicted that 2012 would be the final year of this planet and many people agree that the Mayan calendar simply didn’t plan beyond this year - it merely ends like our yearly calendar ends on December 31st.
Regardless of any date that is given by any person for any reason, we know that there is no solid foundation for it. We know that no person knows when the world will end. Only the Father knows when time will come to a stop - when Christ will return.
It could be in any year, on any day, at any time. We don’t know when Christ will come. We will be living our lives and then suddenly time will be up and we had better hope that we had used the time that we were given wisely. Now is the time that we are assured of. Now is the time when we can ready ourselves for Christ. Yesterday is already gone and tomorrow may never come. The present is what we have, and we best make good use of it for we do not know the day nor the hour.
-- John Thrower Jr.