Jesus is Coming Soon

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. – Revelation 22:20

Do those words excite you and me, or make us nervous? I am writing this on Thursday, May 19, 2011. I am assuming that the end did not come on Saturday, May 21, 2011. If it happened it will not make any difference if you read this or not, it was just a waste of my time. Scriptural states that we don’t know the day or time when He is coming again. Jesus is coming back, and he is the holy, perfect God who demands that we humans be perfect, too. How would you feel if Jesus showed up at your workplace today? Or at your house? Or what if he popped into your car as you were driving? How would you feel? Yes, I’d be ashamed, too. My sinfulness is so great!

Jesus is the holy, perfect God, and he is the God of love. He is the one who allowed himself to be nailed to the cross where he made the sacrifice that fully paid for our sins. Three days later, on Easter, he displayed the nail marks to his disciples to convince them that he had risen from the dead. Then forty days later, when Jesus ascended to heaven, he lifted up his hands that were pierced for the sins of world, and blessed his disciples. As they stood gazing up into the sky, two angels appeared and assured them that Jesus would come back the same way they had seen him go into heaven (Acts 1:11). Jesus who was pierced for our sins is the same one who will come back. For a believer in Jesus, that will be an amazing sight!  Jesus said, “At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:27-28).

Our living Savior is returning to bring to fulfillment God’s loving will for all his believers – to take us to the eternal home that he has prepared in heaven. And so we can join excitedly with the apostle John and pray, “Come, Lord Jesus!” Indeed, come quickly!

Prayer: Lead me to look excitedly towards your second coming, dear Jesus, that I might live now with joy and confidence. Amen.
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