The binocular view of the chronos times and the kairos signs inoculates us from man-made speculations about Christ’s return. We have the assurance of the prophetic timetable of God’s great Week (the chronos) and we know we will see the corresponding signs that mark the end of this age. Both are required. That is why dates have come and gone without His return. They have ignored the chronos timing, and even some of the kairos signs, such as total darkness in the heavenlies all at once.
So what do we do with this knowledge? If we think that we can’t take it, that we can’t hang on any longer, then we need to hear the Word again.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ [the dawn of the Day of the Lord, His 2nd coming, His return] (Philippians 1:5-6).
. . . for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me (2 Corinthians 12:9).
You see, it’s not about what we can do. It’s about what Christ can do through us. We don’t have to feel ready; we simply need to be yielded to Him. It’s not about feelings, it about knowing in Whom we believe.
For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day (2 Timothy 1:12).
Now matter what comes, He is able to make good come from it.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified (Romans 8:28-30).
If we truly believe our sins are forgiven, that we stand in His righteousness, then we can face what comes between now and when He gathers us to Him as that Day dawns. We stand in faith together.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love (1 Corinthians 16:13-14).