If you’re reading this, the world didn’t end yesterday.

I suppose that statement is probably pretty obvious, but it is worth noting. There’s a group that has sponsored several billboards nationwide (even in Nashville) and print ads in popular magazines like Readers Digest. These ads have the tagline, “We can Know” – and they go on to explain that the rapture will happen on May 21 (yesterday) and that the world will be destroyed on October 21.

Don’t let groups like this worry you. Jesus himself had the same scriptures to read that they do, and he said pretty clearly that he didn’t know the day or the hour, according to Mark 13:32.

What we do know is that “the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them…” (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3). We do know that we should always be ready. Paul said, “keep awake and be sober” (1 Thess. 5:6). We should always be prepared to meet God.
For those of us who are covered in the blood of Jesus, that day—whenever it may be—brings us nothing to fear or dread.

So, if you’re reading this—don’t worry. We’ll have one more person to add to the list of folks who claimed more knowledge than Jesus. If you’d like to see a list of these prophecies, check out http://bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm. But more importantly than that list—make sure that you know that your name is in the Lamb’s book of life! God’s patience is meant to bring you an opportunity for salvation.

I hope you have a good week, and rest your confidence and trust in the power of Jesus!