There was much confusion among the people about the kingdom of God. The Pharisees asked Jesus about when He was going to set it up. They were still looking for an earthly kingdom to restore the Jews to their “rightful” glory.
Jesus used this opportunity to describe His next coming. It will be plain and unmistakable. People of the world will be like those during the times of Noah and Lot. They will be eating, drinking, marrying, buying, selling, planting and building. God or anything else spiritual will not be in their minds and they will be surprised like the people of old were, when He comes.
When the Lord returns, the people of God will be alongside those of the world engaged in the things necessary at the time. God’s people, however, will be prepared to go.