Monday, May 14, 2018

One of These Days

All scripture references, unless otherwise noted, are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.  
The Bible says in both the Old Testament in Isaiah 64:4"For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him."  and the New Testament in 1st Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." The Word of God promises that the Lord Jesus Christ will return one day. In Acts 1:11 the angels announced to those early church apostles and other believers, "Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." From the first day that I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus in 1965 and understood that He was coming back one day, I have had that hope in me.

The Bible says in 2nd Peter 3:3-4, "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation." Are you a scoffer? I hope not. But whether you are or not the Lord Jesus will come back one of these days. When I was a young believer I truly thought He would return in my lifetime. Now I am an old (but still a) believer. I still have that hope in my heart that He will come before I die. But, one of these days He will come back for His church. The Bible says in Hebrews 10:37 "For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry." Jesus is coming back, are you ready? I recently wrote to someone and made the preceding statement and asked if they were ready. The response I received was to keep my preaching for those who need it. I thought everyone needed it.

One of these days it will happen. The Lord Jesus Christ will return. He won't return as a suffering Saviour though. He will return, the Bible says in 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-10"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day." No, not as a suffering Saviour but as the mighty God He will come, taking vengeance on a world that has rejected His mercy. One of these days it will happen. It won't matter what your name is or who your parents are in that day. It could be yet in my lifetime. 

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