Today, there is seemingly a “comfort zone” in this technology centered generation that humans are in control of their own destiny. There are even TV advertisements asking: “Where will you be when the first man lands on Mars?” However, do not be fooled because time as this word is read is literally passing away towards the End (Revelation 10:5-6).
This sense of comfort among many in this generation should be replaced by a sense of readiness.
Jesus warns that his coming is going to be just as in the days of Noah and Lot when people of those generations believed that nothing was going happen but, it did (Matthew 24:37) (Luke 17:27–29).
The word of God expresses how on the day of the coming of Jesus untold numbers of people are going to be caught by surprise and they will “…mourn…” (Matthew 24:30) (in other words: sorrow, lament, grieve) or “…wail…” (Revelation 1:7), (in other words: scream, cry, howl moan). In addition, there will be many angry people.
The Book of Revelation, John revealed, said: “And the [NATIONS WERE ANGRY], and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; [AND SHOULDEST DESTROY THEM WHICH DESTROY THE EARTH]” (Revelation 11:18).
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to [STAND]?” (Revelation 6:15-17).
“[WATCH] ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to [STAND] before the Son of man” (Luke 21:36).
Jesus says: “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that [WATCHETH], and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Revelation 16:15).
Unlike those mourning, screaming waling and so on, for those keeping WATCH in anticipation for his appearing, Jesus says: “Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets” (Luke 6:23).
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).