It Is Not For You To Know

Have you heard the rhetoric the end times are here? Do you wonder if the world is coming to an end? Are you worried the rumors may be true? Would you like to have peace of mind? Do you know there is no intention for you to know?

It is likely we have all seen on social media or heard people talking about the end times. The events that have taken place over the past couple years have prompted many false rumors to spring up. These rumors have caused many to become anxious and worry.

There is no need to worry about the end times. Especially if you are in Christ. There is no need to be anxious about things coming to an end, for the end of this world is the beginning a new, wondrous world of eternity without evil, living in the presence of God. Quite honestly, that is something to look forward to with anticipation.

But even if we don’t fully understand how wonderful the new heaven and new earth will be, we still are not to attempt to know when the end will come. In today’s passage, Jesus tells His Apostle’s the restoration of the earth to what God originally intended is not for them to know. If He would not, or could not, tell His Apostle’s when it would come, we cannot expect to know either.

God the Father has set the timetable. Only He knows when it will all come about. All we can do is continue to follow Jesus, continue to do the work He has set before us, continue to live the lives we have. God has a plan and we do not know everything that is to happen. Think about it for just a moment. We don’t even know what will happen tomorrow. We don’t know what is happening at every moment in our own town. Why do we need to know? We don’t. We want to know because we are curious, and we want to feel in control. When we relieve ourselves of those desires, we will find an ultimate peace in knowing God is in control.

I pray we all let go of our desire to know the future with certainty. I pray we let go of our desire to be in control. I pray each one of us trusts that God is in control and find the peace we desire. Do not be anxious. Do not worry. Know that God is in control. Trust God. Follow Jesus. Seek His guidance for your life. Follow the path He has laid out for you.

Acts 1:7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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