I have read verses similar to “…for the time is at hand.”, like verses often occure throughout the Scripture. THIS IS OUR AMMUNITION AND NOT SCOFFER’S AMUNITION! Here’s why: In RE 1:3; Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Here is what I gleaned this morning, notice the phrase; “…for the time is at hand.” It is an example of the Word applying to THIS & ALL TIMES. INSTEAD OF GIVING THE SCOFFERS AMMUNITION; they say, “All things continue…” It should be our ammunition! B/C EVIDENTLY GOD, SPEAKING THROUGH JOHN DID NOT MEAN IN JOHN’S TIME! On the contrary, ‘…for the time is at hand.” Is for this age or later… John could have scoffed but it was obvious that Christ hadn’t returned. By “comparing Scripture with Scripture”, “rightly dividing”, or simply taking a verse in context he would have known this & have been encouraged! LIKEWISE, WE SHOULD TAKE THINGS IN CONTEXT, WHILE KNOWING THAT MANY PEOPLE IN DIFERENT TIMES HAVE READ, “…for the time is at hand.” MANY MORE PERSONS IF GOD WILL.