25:13 Watch therefore. The oft-repeated command to watch for the coming of the Lord not only rebukes those who attempt to set the date of His return, but also those who argue that He cannot come until certain other predictions have been fulfilled (the manifestation of Antichrist, a great revival, a great apostasy, the revival of the Roman empire, or some other such event). It would be pointless to be watching for His coming if we must watch for other signs first. His return for those who have believed on Him is always imminent (Matthew 24:42,44; Mark 13:33-37; Hebrews 9:28; Titus 2:12-13; I John 2:28; etc.). See also notes on I Thessalonians 5:9; II Thessalonians 2:3; and Revelation 3:10.


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