Will Jesus Christ return this Saturday?
Will this Saturday be the end of the Christian Olympics, the most enormous and longest competition the world has ever seen?
There are many groups claiming that on May 21,2011, what is known as the Rapture, the return of Jesus Christ for His followers, will take place this Saturday.
Could this be true? Is it possible to predict the day that Jesus Christ will return?
Answers to questions about the return of Jesus Christ can be found in the Bible’s analogy of a Jewish marriage in biblical times. Jesus Christ is called in the scriptures the bridegroom. And the Church, the spectacles in the Christian Olympics, or Christians are known as the bride of Christ.(St. John 3 :29, Romans 7:4, Ephesians 5:22-32,2 Corinthians 11:2 ,Revelations 19:7). In the Jewish custom, the bridegroom had to leave his father’s home and travel to the potential bride’s home. In order to purchase his bride from her father for a price. Jesus came from His Father’s home in heaven, to earth the home of His potential bride. He died on the cross and purchased His bride with His own blood from Satan the brides father(St. John 8:44, 1 John 3:8-10,1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 Peter 1:19). Then the bridegroom left and went back to his father’s house. After Jesus rose from the dead, He went back to His Father’s house in heaven (Acts 1:11).
The bridegroom would now start preparing a place in his father’s house for his bride. Before Jesus went back to heaven, He said that His Father’s house had many mansions and he was going to prepare a place for His bride.(St.. John 14:1-2)
Time would elapse while the bridegroom prepares for his bride. In the meantime the bride would prepare for marriage. When the bridegroom was ready he would travel to his bride’s home with his wedding party to take his bride to live with him. Although the bride knew that the bridegroom was coming to get her, she did not know when, so she had to be ready at anytime. When Jesus Christ finishes preparing a place for His bride, the Church He will come back for her in the sky with His heavenly host (St. John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18).So the Church, the bride of Christ has to be ready at any time.
The analogy of a Jewish wedding is also used in the parable of the ten virgins. To further illustrate and to emphasize that no one will ever know the day or the hour that Jesus Christ will return. Our only instructions are to be prepared to go and to watch. (St. Matthew 25:1-13).
Are you prepared ? Are you watching? Are you looking for Jesus Christ to return ?He could return any day, any hour, any minute, or any second.
It could be today, tonight, or while you are reading this. You can prepare yourself right now to go with Jesus Christ when he comes back by praying this prayer:
I believe that I am a sinner. I am sorry. Please forgive me for my sins. I do not want to go to hell when I die, but have eternal life in heaven with you. I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is God, who became a man to die in my place. I receive His death and the blood that He shed to wash my sins away as payment for the penalty of my sins. I believe in my heart that you raised Jesus Christ bodily from the grave. I now receive your gift of eternal life. Thank you for saving me from hell because of Jesus. In His name I pray. Amen.