May 6, 2008

When Will Jesus Christ Return?

Don KoenigBy Don Koenig

Okay, I admit that this table is a bit frivolous, nobody can know the exact time for the second coming of Jesus Christ but that does not mean we will not have any clue at all. I certainly am not setting a specific date for Jesus to return in this projection. All I am really doing is giving some statistical observations and giving my best guesstimate for those who wish to ask me when I think the Lord will return.

Some may say I have too much time on my hands but actually I am doing this to save time for myself and everyone else. Now nobody has any reason to ask me when will Jesus Christ return anymore. Just check my table from time to time. You also do not have to waste your own time trying to work it out for yourself.

Now don't go saying that Don Koenig was a false prophet just because I turn out to be off by a few hundred millennium. I am no more prophesying here than when I answer your questions.

I honestly do not think Jesus gets all upset about anyone trying to speculate when He will return anymore than a betrothed man will get upset when his bride speculates when he will come to elope with her

Nevertheless, I do know that certain men do get extremely excited when someone speculates about when Jesus will return. If that date projection comes and goes they like to call them false prophets or false teachers. Sometimes the reason they do is because they themselves once put too much stock in someones speculation and sold the farm or they say they know someone who did. Now they have a vendetta against all watchmen because someone they knew believed the teachings of a cult.

Why tell believers to look up when you see the signs if there is nothing to see (Lk 21:28)? Hebrews tells us not to forsake the assembling together and so much more as you see the day approaching (Heb 10:25). If we cannot see the day approaching, what is the point of this passage saying that we can? Elijah knew when the Lord was coming to take him to Heaven and also told Elisha?

Jesus said to the Church at Sardis "therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee" (Rev 3:3). Conversely then, the passage implies that there will be those that are watching and that they would know when Jesus was coming. Jesus confirms this with His message to the church at Philadelphia. Jesus said, He will delivered them from the trial that comes on everyone on the earth because they were faithful and watching (Rev 3:10).

There is a huge difference between setting a firm date and talking about the likely season of the second coming of Jesus Christ. So please understand that from the scriptures a reasonable case can be built that the true Church will indeed know the general timing of the second coming of Jesus. So in spite of the passages that say no one knows the exact day or hour and that the disciples living in Jesus' time would not be told when the Jewish Kingdom would be restored, I believe it would be wrong to say that the Church will be in darkness about the second coming of Jesus Christ.

I will update the timeline on this countdown table from time to time as world events might change my own projections. So check back every six months, or six years or so - or not. Be aware, that the rapture of the Church most likely will be at least 7 to 10 1/2 years before the physical revelation of Jesus Christ with all His heavenly host, angels and saints. If I am not here to update this table for that reason or some other similar reason like death, jail or the funny farm, I won't be giving you any further updates. In fact, for that reason you might want to print this table out and put it in your hope chest next to your copy of 88 reasons why Jesus will come in 1988.

» Don Koenig's projection table as to the timing of the second coming of Jesus Christ.