Last night while watching the local news I was startled by the news that today, May 21 2011 will be the judgement day. According to the news, a religious group from United States predicted May 21 2011 to be the judgement day. The religious group have spread the news all over the world including the Philippines.
Harold Camping, who made this prediction, believe with no doubt that this is going to happen. He was also the predictor or Jesus Coming in 1994 which never happen. His prediction is based on his Bible reading and a timeline dating back to ancient event including the great flood in Noa’s time.
The Bible tells us that the day and the hour of His coming is unknown.
Matthew Chapter 24 verse 36-41 says “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.”
It was clearly stated in the Bible that it is only the father who knows when will be the judgement day. However, He has given us signs for us to be able to prepare for His coming. The signs was written in Matthew chapter 24 verse 3-8 ”As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
With this signs, Jesus commanded us to keep watching and be vigilant since we don’t know when he’s gonna come again. And with this prediction, It’s hard for me to believe it if you know what the Bible say. And as a believer, all I can do is prepare for that day while we still have enough time. We don’t know when that day would be, so being prepared is the best thing that we could do.
I myself am not yet 100% prepared for that day. I can never do that with my own strength. But I believe, in partnership with Jesus, all things are possible. I encourage you if you have not yet come to know the Lord and accept him as your Personal Lord and Saviour, this is the right time for you to do so. Repent and welcome him in your life. Accept him as your Lord and Personal Savior. Let him take your wheel on your journey to life.
And if you are reading this, you can say this short prayer by heart. “Heavenly Father, I come before your throne now, asking for forgiveness for all the sins that I have done. Thank you that you for providing the ransom for my sin. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. Father God, I surrender my life to you, and from now on, I invite you to come into my life and accept you as my Lord and Personal Saviour. Thank You for the gift of life and for loving me first. All this I pray in Jesus Name, Amen.