Acts 1:6-7

So when they had gathered together, they began to ask him, “Lord, is this the time when you are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”  He told them, “You are not permitted to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.

When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.


There are some things that are a mystery, and will stay that way until Jesus returns. We must come to a place where our hearts can experience peace and trust in the unknown because of faith in the One who does know – God our Father in Heaven. His plans are set to save us and to care for us. Our thirst and hunger for knowledge must collide with who God is to produce awe and worship. Do not try to be your own God; those shoes have already been filled.