DEVOTIONAL – Jesus Is Coming Back
Do you believe that Jesus is coming back?
“When is all this going to happen? I really don’t need to say anything about that, dear brothers, for you know perfectly well that no one knows. That day of the Lord will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. When people are saying, ‘All is well; everything is quiet and peaceful’—then, all of a sudden, disaster will fall upon them as suddenly as a woman’s birth pains begin when her child is born. And these people will not be able to get away anywhere—there will be no place to hide. But, dear brothers, you are not in the dark about these things, and you won’t be surprised as by a thief when that day of the Lord comes. For you are all children of the light and of the day, and do not belong to darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Watch for his return and stay sober. Night is the time for sleep and the time when people get drunk. But let us who live in the light keep sober, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the happy hope of salvation” (I 1 Thessalonians 5:1-8 TLB).
Scripture says that Jesus is coming back and he is coming back “like a thief in the night.” Will you be ready for his return?
“Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed” (Revelation 16:15 TLB).
Are you watching continually for Jesus to return? Do you have your clothing ready? Is your “cloak of grace” intact so that no one will see your nakedness and shame or will others see your sin and punishment because “you have left the cloak behind? Be forewarned, he will come suddenly, unexpectedly, and abruptly; will you be ready?
“Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness (the man of sin) is revealed—the one who brings destruction (the son of destruction). He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God” (II Thessalonians 2:1-4 NLT).
But don’t be deceived about is return for there are certain events that must take place first and then comes the day of the Lord. Jesus is coming back, will you be ready?
As you read today’s inspirational message, we pray that it will be a blessing to you and that you will share it with others that they may be blessed as well. Amen.
Jesus Is Coming Back
ACTS 1:11 NKJ
11 ...This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
Jesus of Nazareth, born into this earth by the virgin Mary, who was the pre-existent, eternal, Creator God, and who suffered and died on a cross as mankind's substitute, is coming back to earth again.
You probably have questions, such as "When?" and "Why?"
Fortunately, the Bible does give us answers, just not as many as most of us would like. (This attitude is really a matter of pride, thinking we know better than God how much information He should share with us.)
Godly people, throughout history, have not all reached the same conclusion by studying Scripture, about the specific timing and events surrounding the second coming of Jesus Christ.
What is crystal clear from Scripture is that Jesus Christ will return to earth in triumph to rule over all. And that all people should live in a state of readiness for His return.
(Since all the details are not clear, let us not fall into the trap of fighting over this doctrine. The Bible does not say that a perfect understanding of this subject is necessary for you to be saved.)
My personal opinion is that the coming of Jesus Christ is drawing very near. (Of course, I have been wrong about other things.) One thing is sure: it will happen some day!
For a believer, the return of Jesus Christ to earth is the most wonderful thing that could happen. Any fearfulness is a sign that you do not know the Lord as intimately as you should.
As believers, we should look forward to the triumphant, physical return to this planet of its rightful owner and ruler: Jesus Christ our Lord.
Here are a few things Jesus said about His return.
MATTHEW 24:3,4,14,27,36,44 NKJ
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
14 "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.
27 "For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
44 "Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.
Jesus will return!
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