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What actually is going to determine when Jesus returns to earth?
Vanity | Dec 16th, 2008 | TaraP

Posted on 12/16/2008 9:33:18 AM PST by TaraP

The Scriptures speak more than once, that no-one knows when Jesus will return only the Father. Mark 13:32 No one knows when that day or hour will come-not the angels in heaven, not the Son, but only the Father.

Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone

ACTS 1:7 He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;

I know many Christians all over the world are trying to pin down a date when Jesus might return, especially in these perilous times we all are living in....

My question is: Do we as believers have the power to bring fourth Jesus Christ by praying for his return consistently?

Or is GOD waiting on the Jewish people to call on him? Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name of the Lord Matthew 21:1-11 Zechariah’s prophesy of hope extends from chapter 9 through 14. In chapter 9, verses 9-10, Zechariah speaks of the Zion’s King coming to his people –

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c] “Hosanna[d] in the highest!”

Do you think the Father is waiting on us? rather than us waiting on him to return to earth?


TOPICS: General Discusssion; Prayer; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: christians; endtimes; prophecy; secondcoming
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1 posted on 12/16/2008 9:33:18 AM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP

probably the precise moment i finally finish christmas cards...


2 posted on 12/16/2008 9:35:30 AM PST by ZinGirl
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“Do you think the Father is waiting on us? rather than us waiting on him to return to earth?”

I think the Father is waiting for us to go to every nation, people and place to spread the Good Word and give people a chance to prepare for His Coming. That said, He won’t wait forever and will determine His own timing.


3 posted on 12/16/2008 9:37:12 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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I hope it's the Detroit Lions winning a game. I want to see Branson this summer.

Owl_Eagle

“When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didn’t just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
‘Look, here’s what happened.’"
-Slow Joe Biden

5 posted on 12/16/2008 9:38:08 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: caseinpoint

I don’t think there is to many more people left, who have not heard of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.....


6 posted on 12/16/2008 9:38:47 AM PST by TaraP (A Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree)
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Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone

Tell me the month and the year and I'll have some time to get things straightened out in my life.

7 posted on 12/16/2008 9:39:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: TaraP

I live in South Florida, we have Jesuses everywhere...


8 posted on 12/16/2008 9:39:31 AM PST by mrclean5
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The presence of Jesus, I would imagine.


9 posted on 12/16/2008 9:39:37 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: TaraP

Probably God.


10 posted on 12/16/2008 9:39:48 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: mrclean5

I heard he just left Chicago.


11 posted on 12/16/2008 9:40:28 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: TaraP

The Gospel must first be preached to all nations. I think that’s in Matt 24. The only ones left are islamic strongholds and a few obscure languages in jungles.


12 posted on 12/16/2008 9:40:35 AM PST by Kevmo ( It's all over for this Country as a Constitutional Republic. ~Leo Donofrio, 12/14/08)
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We do not have the power to convert anyone...We can share the Good News and I think many have heard in light of Technology..

The Internet....


13 posted on 12/16/2008 9:41:05 AM PST by TaraP (A Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree)
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No. God has set the timetable. The time for return was already set before any of us existed, and only God the Father knows it. Because He knows the future before it happens, as God is not constrained in time as we are, the whole premise of ‘waiting’ isn’t quite the same thing.


14 posted on 12/16/2008 9:41:26 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
pretty much ANYTHING is going to beat out Christmas cards...(especially ones where i should be including the kids' school pictures..."nope...can find the scissors...Ant Fran ain't getting a picture this year"....)

:)

15 posted on 12/16/2008 9:42:05 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: TaraP

ping


16 posted on 12/16/2008 9:42:50 AM PST by unkus
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Not sure about that. I suspect there are millions, if not billions, in Africa, the Middle East and China who have yet to hear and have a real chance to accept the gospel. I don’t think it is enough to know Christianity exists. I think they need a real chance to learn about it from authorized teachers and to accept it by baptism.


17 posted on 12/16/2008 9:43:23 AM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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The Gospel is preached in those nations. Across satellite TV, across bible smugglers and underground churches there, from people who smuggle dvds of ‘The Jesus Film’ to those areas.


18 posted on 12/16/2008 9:44:10 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TaraP

Well Saul thought he was doing the Lord’s work and he got brought down on that road to Damascus. Now are we not told to ‘wait’ ‘watch’ for that day? I do not think the LORD is in need of our advise.


19 posted on 12/16/2008 9:44:37 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Isa.3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.)
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To: caseinpoint

Yes, but many countries Islamic especially, will have people im-prisoned or killed for learning about Christianity let-alone converting....

I would assume GOD has a plan for people that are not allowed to hear the Gospel because of evil regimes....


20 posted on 12/16/2008 9:46:11 AM PST by TaraP (A Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree)
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