My own pastor has cautioned me to be careful --- not to ever set a date or time for something that is 'predicted to happen.' If I have EVER done anything wrong in this area.... I beg you to please forgive me. But I have always stressed investing in a good KJV bible to look up and sound all scripture into your hearts and minds, so that no one can slip one by you. Don't just take the easy, lazy way out by sitting in some church like a bump on a log ! A real, Spirit moved church will have people carrying in their OWN bibles ! The preacher will encourage all to look up the scriptures with him. All true Christian churches WILL HAVE A MAN Pastor, unless none are there or qualified, yet. I advise the good folks to invest in a DEFINED KJV Bible, if they are new, or uneducated, because the bible was translated in 1610- 1611, when Shakespeare was on earth, and the meanings of words change.
Let me say: That Christians are very much like Soldiers in a sense. To extend the survivability in combat, a Soldier must be ever alert around him for surprises, special noises and other alerts, so he can take cover and be ready to defend his fellow soldiers and company area, or area of operation [AO]. And when they get out of the Army or Marines, they will still tend to be 'hyper-alert' to the same sounds, noises and peculiar scenarios. It seems that every time the soldier lets his/ her guard down --- something bad happens, and that is just the way of the warrior class. Look up: "PTSD" -- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to learn more about this subject.
We must develop a good 'balance point' when talking about bible prophecies. Not too much in any set direction. In Ancient Israel, "False Prophets" were put to death ! And Teachers and Preacher also bear more responsibility before God, so they have to watch what they teach, and stick close to the bible, and not their own personal choices and opinions. Just like, the bible doesn't forbid moderate drinking, but it does forbid drunkenness ! In other words, we all must be BALANCED. So, I ask my close friends to watch what I say, and correct me if they see something not proper in my speech and writings. A single clashing of cymbals will get everyone's attention. But the constant clashing of cymbals will irritate people and defeat the original purpose of them. The bottom line is: God has not given us an exact date because He knows that imperfect human tendency is that people would goof off all the time until the last few months and then prepare, and act "good" right before the coming calamity. It is now that God wants us all to prepare for our next life in heaven, and so He is allowing us to experience all sorts of hardship, disappointment, persecution and life in general. Most folks don't even know what we will be doing in heaven ! Revelation tells us.
I don't pretend to know everything, but I love to study the bible, just to KNOW God, whom I claim I love, and try to do His Will, by following His Son, Jesus. That's why I've got to wonder why some women place undue time, money and effort into making their homes the most beautiful on the block -- when they should know that living on earth is a temporary thing !! Sure we must keep up our dwellings, yards, etc., in good repair and pleasing to the eye, and be clean people all around. But where is the balance? And what about keeping God's House in good repair, safe, clean and proper. See: Malachi. Pray for enlightenment.