Texts on Imminency
The 'End Time'
Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the
gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His
Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
That in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might
gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven
and which are on earth--in Him.
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the
fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by
His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He
made the worlds;
Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as
have spoken, have also foretold these days.
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was
manifest in these last times for you.
Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written
for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the
world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to
put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness
against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up
treasure in the last days.
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that
the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by
which we know that it is the last hour.
But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 'And it shall
come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of
My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.
"But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time
of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall
The Disciples 'At Hand' Expectancy
Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass
away till all these things take place.
"A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little
while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father."
"A little while longer and the world will see Me no more,
but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also."
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of
some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the
For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of
God, you may receive the promise: "For yet a little while, And He
who is coming will come and will not tarry."
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to
awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we
first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the
armour of light.
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See
how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting
patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also
be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at
hand. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be
condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!
But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and
watchful in your prayers.
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was
given to you by Christ Jesus, That you were enriched in everything by
Him in all utterance and all knowledge, Even as the testimony of Christ
was confirmed in you, So that you come short in no gift, eagerly
waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will also
confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on
even those who have wives should be as though they had none,
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His
servants--things which must shortly take place. And He sent and
signified it by His angel to His servant John,
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy,
and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book,
for the time is at hand.