Jesus does not know the day of his return because it has not been revealed to him.
When we consider the opening passage of Revelation:
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him,”
I.e. Jesus gets his revelation from ➡️his God.
Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge.
Jesus is exalted, in that the Father has given him glory and revelation above all else;
yet some things are hid even from the exalted Christ.
Over the past 2000 years, every generation has felt Jesus would come in their life time, based on present day events. While this gives us hope, the hope of healing of this world and eternal life, it is unwise to speculate, even what Jesus himself does not know.
History has shown us the worst of days, times of war and times of peace, times of famine, earthquake and plagues, but the Father has his own plans and patience.
We cannot help but be curious of his return – as even his disciples asked him – at the time of his ascension:
“Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6)
To which Jesus advised his dear ones:
“It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.”
Even in the resurrected state Jesus repeated what he said during his days of mortality.
His emphasis is that the Father has fixed that mysterious date by his own authority and no one knows it.
However, he encouraged them about the spirit they were to receive:
Act 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
SOURCE: Silas Zeb ·