Hallelujah! He’s Coming Again!
“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (Matthew 24:42)
Like so many of you, I wait in great anticipation for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for his Bride; the New Testament Church; an eschatological event also referred to as the Rapture of the Church, The Second Coming of Christ, and The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19: 7-10).
There are actually two future returns of Christ to take place…First, the “Gathering of the Saints” (the Bride or the Church) in the air to meet Christ as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:17:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (KJV).
Then, seven years after the rapture of the church (and the completion of the Great Tribulation), Christ will return to Earth as Lord of Lords and King of Kings. This time to set up His throne in Jerusalem to rule and reign over planet Earth for a thousand glorious years as foretold in Revelation chapters 19-20.
Then, Revelation chapters 21-22 describe Heaven and Earth in their new, sinless, eternal state as we, both Old Testament Saints and New Testament Saints alike, abide together with Christ forever and ever. Hallelujah! Paradise restored through the victorious Blood of the Lamb…Amen!
But, as Christians, let me ask you a question…What are we actually doing to prepare for these great futuristic events? John-the-Baptist preached a message, “I must decrease and He (Jesus Christ) must increase” (John 3:30). Using this passage as a foundation, we must allow ourselves; especially our earthly-minded attitudes and mindsets, to decrease so that Jesus will increase…But, sadly, most of us, even as believers, are still running around and living within the boundaries of “present-day- living” and not demonstrating a Blessed HOPE in our heavenly future, prophesied events, or eternal happenings.
Question: What parent does NOT prepare for the birth of their child?? What parent does NOT tell others of the forthcoming birth of their child? Only an unwise, foolish mother-to-be would just walk around, growing in size day by day, and dismiss any and all opportunities to prepare for and announce the birth of their child.
Usually, the only mother-to-be who would behave in such a mindset would be one who is perhaps ashamed of the child they are carrying….Nevertheless, the Bible clearly teaches that if we are ashamed of Christ here on earth that He will be ashamed of us in Glory before His Father’s throne….Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8:38)…. Oh, HE’S COMING!! HE’S COMING AGAIN!! I AM PREPARING AND MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR HIS SOON COMING!!
I am no theologian, and I’m certain the statement I am about to make can be debated, but I am a retired English teacher and if you take the above scripture in its content and context, it would seem to me that the Lord is possibly speaking to a “generation” or “the” generation that is closest to seeing Him “cometh in the glory of his Father…” Since NO generation or no man knoweth the exact day, hour, and time our Lord will return in the glory of his Father, then it would appear to me that “every” generation is accountable and responsible for telling and spreading the Good News of Christ’s Return!! No excuses!
Just as excited as I was to foretell the birth of my twin daughters and the birth of my youngest daughter, I am to be as excited to tell the forthcoming return of my Savior!! HE’S COMING AGAIN!!!
And, I believe it is very, very soon!! The signs are all around us…Just as I knew that the swelling of my feet and the swelling of my tummy let me know that the coming of my baby was getting closer and closer, the “signs” of Christ return are telling each of us the same thing….It is getting closer and closer… Every time I listen to the news, I can see the swelling tides announcing the soon coming of Christ! An event unparalleled by any and all…Amen…
Today, announce to someone that Jesus is Coming! Today, prepare and make preparation for His soon return…Don’t make the mistake of being “timid” and “shy,” afraid that some will call you a fatanic….Just as you excitedly announced the forthcoming birth of your child….Tell the world that Jesus is coming soon! Amen…
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author
@ copyrighted by Lin T Rollins, September 2012