“Behold, the Lord is coming, with myriads of His holy ones…”
Surely there has never been a time like this time, with such world wide trouble. The stage is set for the coming of the Lord. No one knows the time, but we can see the signs of the times.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
The minds set of people is changing too. Many live in fear of many things and suffer the effects of disease, famine, pestilences and global warming, which we cannot stop. There is also a underlying anger in the hearts of people, for God is rejected and there is nothing to fill the void. We are overcome with violence and using substances to help us through our lives. This is the birth pains of the end.
But we are not discouraged. The Lord is coming soon, and we are glad. He will come and every eye will see Him and the host of His eternal glory. It will be the biggest spectacle yet, or ever. We will be caught up to be with the Lord forever. No fear, our sins finally gone, and only joy, peace and love to look forward to! What a future we possess. We should be watching the skies daily to see if there are inklings of His coming. Our hopes will never be dashed, since His word is sure and we base our whole hope on Him.
It should make us the happiest people in the world. Our dearly Beloved is returning to take us to heaven and home. Who can stop us from doing anything? Who can deter us from the glory what He will ours?
If we do not grasp the magnitude of His coming, we will be discouraged and our eyes will be on the things of this life, and our ears full of the gloom for the media. We have nothing to be gloomy about.
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
What a glorious promise. Forever with the Lord.
We look on our world with temporary eyes and see things that will pass away soon. We build our spiritual life and we look to Christ the coming King, who is our hope and our true love. Everything is for Him and all we are is to be in relationship with Him, who we love. We are not weary in well doing, or incredulous, or worried about the future – it is safe in Christ our Saviour, and He will put all wrongs right and all our joys will come to full fruition…
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as you see the Day approaching.”