In Matthew 24, Jesus talks at length about his second coming and the events and conditions that will precede it. In verse 36, he tells us, “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.”
This is one of several instances in the Gospels when Jesus reminds us that only God himself knows when these events are going to take place. Jesus wants us to focus not on trying to figure out when these events might happen, but instead to put our energy into keeping our souls in a state of purity so that we will be taken with him when he appears, and to testifying to others of the Salvation he offers us, so that others may be taken with him to heaven when these events occur.
He tells us in the verses that follow this one that many people will not be ready and will be preoccupied with their every day lives just as folks were in the days of Noah building his ark before the great flood. Jesus drives home his message that he wants us to focus on the readiness of our souls every day of our lives, as if his coming could happen at any moment.
I had several experiences of visions of rapture and tribulations when I was interacting with God and Christ while using a legal substance. I interacted with Christ as the consciousness of the Sun, and most of my experiences were of his surrounding me in bliss and peace and all-encompassing unconditional love. However there were visions of these events, and they always frightened and unsettled me, and still do when I occasionally dream about them.
We don’t have to worry about these events if we do what Jesus wants us to do, which is to live a life of obedience to his teachings and to live our lives as a testimony to the Salvation that he offers everyone if we repent of our transgressions and ask for his forgiveness. Our job is to share with others the redemption that he has to offer, that he came here and suffered to much to give to us. If we keep our focus on the state of our souls and on sharing his offer of Salvation with others, we can know that he will save us and we can join him and God in the heavenly realms when this day does eventually come.
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