Jesus does speak on the end times a great deal. In various places throughout his ministry he talks about what those days will be like to his followers. We can get hung up trying to figure out the details, trying to pin down exact dates and places...but I try not to do this because he told us not to. He said several times that "no one knows" and clarified that "not even the angels...nor the son" (Matthew 24:36).
So, if we don't know when...what do we do?
Jesus says to "be ready!"
He tells us several parables about it to prove the point. The parable of the Thief in the Night, the good servant, the lamps burning...are all about being ready. And just like a good boy scout, we must be prepared because Jesus may return at any time.
So how do we stay ready?
1. Make sure you are good with God! Have you given your life to God fully? Are you living for Him fully still?
2. Are you living a life worthy of the calling? Is there unrepentant sin in your life?
3. Are you sharing his love with others? If he came today would there be people in your life who would not go to heaven who you might have shared his message with but did not?
Let's be ready. He may return today...or tomorrow...or in a hundred years. We don't know, but we do know we are called to be ready.