When He Comes…Again
“Men of Galilee, why do ye stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into Heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into Heaven.”
(Act 1:11 NIV).
It only stands to reason that a person who does NOT believe in the first coming of God, over two-thousand years ago manifested in the flesh (John 1:14), is not looking for his second coming! It’s not a matter of “IF” He will come again…It is a matter of WHEN HE COMES AGAIN!
For those of us who are followers of Christ Jesus, called Christians, his eminent return is the pinnacle of our Christian faith, belief and experience. Our LEADER, REDEEMER, SAVIOR, and KING is ALIVE and WELL for all eternity. No other religious group can proclaim and declare that statement. Personally, I don’t understand anyone who would rather place their faith in a person who is dead and remains dead than in the ONE and ONLY true God who lives forever more! I mean if a person who “claims” to be “god” cannot save themselves…how can he or she save you and me??!! Jesus is alive!!
Then, there are those who claim to be agnostic or atheist. They delight themselves in believing and possessing all of these theories that we somehow evolved from monkeys, or tad-poles, or from a big-bang explosion of gases…I mean…REALLY….How far-fethched are they! So, naturally, these poor lost souls are not looking for the return, second coming, of Christ Jesus…They don’t believe in His first earthly appearance….In fact, they don’t even believe He or His Heavenly Father even exists…Well, that is their sad misfortune…Much, much sadder than they can even imagine.
But, as the Old Testament commander and warrior Joshua proclaimed, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15).
The Bible clearly teaches that the “world” (those who do NOT believe in God or His chosen way for man’s salvation through the Blood of His own Son, Jesus) will mock, ridicule, and make fun of those of us who do Believe. Therefore, I feel it is of great value that we should teach and warn our children of such mockings and mannerisms. It should not take our children or grandchildren by surprise when they run into those individuals and groups of people who toss aside the authorative teachings of the Bible. I believe that this is a part of our responsibilities as Christian parents and grandparents to equip our children’s minds and hearts beforehand that these mockings will take place….And, even more so as we see the day of his return approaching.
My friend, are you looking today for the second coming of Christ Jesus? I know I am. He could come today in a twinkling of an eye, split the Eastern sky and take his children (those who believe) home to ever be with Him in Heaven (Glory)!!
Whether His returning is today, tomorrow, the next day, next week, next month, or next year…Or, ten thousand years to come….He is Coming…and When He Comes Again…The “world” will finally once and for all seen and know that Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings…” Every knee shall bow and Every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord!” (Romans 14:11 KJV).
Won’t you make him your Lord today…(Romans 10).
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T. Rollins, Author