At sometime in our lifetime we have experienced being late for something: a flight; a meeting; a train or so on. The fact is that we were not on time!
Notwithstanding, we were able to get the next flight, train or even possibly to arrange another meeting.
We all need to be on time for the Last Day (Revelation 11:18).
Now here is the catch. We must be on time in this lifetime. Unlike being able to catch another plane, train, bus, or ship, once this life is ended, there is no next time (Acts 2:38).
Let us be very clear, absolutely no one knows when will be the end because Jesus says:
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36).
Now therefore, while there is time today, and we are alive, we must do as Jesus says: “…repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15) because should we die before doing so, there is no other lifetime. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
Jesus issued a warning for those who do not believe in him (John 3:16-18) (Acts 10:43): “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:24).
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19).
“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the Last Day” (John 12:48).
On the Last Day, the Day of Judgment, the end of time, when the books are opened, the prophet Daniel said: “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2).