Some Scriptures state that no one knows the day or the hour of the coming Kingdom of God. Others state that God always warns his people of impending doom. In the Book of Genesis, because of his close relationship with God, Noah knew the approximate timing of the coming flood that devastated the earth and was able to prepare over a period of 100 years. He then was told by God that he had seven days to enter the arc he had built. Similarly, the Messiah's return initially will be a rescue operation because of the devastation of the earth. Disciples of Jesus will need to enter into a different realm of existence in order to be rescued. God expects us to be listening intently for his guidance so that we can be appropriately prepared, as was Noah.
The devil would like everyone to maintain the status quo so that no one is prepared when the Messiah arrives. Therefore, he keeps everyone focused on the notion that no one knows or will know the day or the hour of the Messiah's return. Because we have been waiting for two thousand years, a spirit of complacency has set in. The book of Joel states that when the time draws near, churches and places of worship should begin all night prayers and everyone should enter a state of urgent repentance, yet no one has begun all night prayers, and in regard to sin and transgression, the status quo multiplied by ten prevails.
Common sense should alert us to the fact that special preparation is the norm for every occasion of import. Whether it is a basic birthday celebration, a special guest visiting our home, a graduation ceremony, or a wedding, we always do more to prepare than we would under ordinary circumstances. The Scriptures expect that at a minimum, everyone will be filled and sealed with the indwelling Holy Spirit, and cleansed to a point that will facilitate the entry into God's kingdom when the Messiah returns. Yet, even in churches, virtually no one has the indwelling Holy Spirit. Many of those who have been filled and sealed with the Holy Spirit fail to pray regularly so as to remove the devil's contamination. Accordingly, they are not increasing in power, and remain sealed at a very low level. Note that God will be incapable of rescuing you from the coming devastation unless you exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees, unless you have in your solar plexus a blazing inferno. He who has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the inhabitants of this earth, to the disciples of Jesus, and to the sealed men and women of God.