Matthew 24:36 (Listen)
No One Knows That Day and Hour
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son,1 but the Father only.
Matthew 24:42 (Listen)
42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
Matthew 24:44 (Listen)
44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
John 14:2 (Listen)
2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?1
John 14:3 (Listen)
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Hymn: TLH 611, st. 1,5-7: The Day Is Surely Drawing Near
1. The day is surely drawing near
When God’s Son, the Anointed,
Shall with great majesty appear
As Judge of all appointed.
All mirth and laughter then shall cease
When flames on flames will still increase,
As Scripture truly teacheth.
5. O Jesus, who my debt didst pay
And for my sin wast smitten,
Within the Book of Life, oh, may
My name be also written!
I will not doubt; I trust in Thee,
From Satan Thou hast made me free
And from all condemnation.
6. Therefore my Intercessor be
And for Thy blood and merit
Declare my name from judgment free
With all who life inherit,
That I may see Thee face to face
With all Thy saints in that blest place
Which Thou for us hast purchased.
7. O Jesus Christ, do not delay,
But hasten our salvation;
We often tremble on our way
In fear and tribulation.
Then hear us when we cry to Thee;
Come, mighty Judge, and make us free
From every evil! Amen.