Day 7 Celebrating Immanuel
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for He shall save his people from their sins…(Matthew 1:21 KJV)
For those of us who were born over the past two thousand years, we do not know what it was like living before JESUS was born…We do not know what it was like living before the Cross of Calvary or the blessed Resurrection…
For us, we know the manifested mercies of God through His only begotten Son…We know God’s Love, God’s Power, God’s Grace, God’s Redemption, God’s Salvation, God’s Deliverance, and God’s Will through Jesus Christ; the blessed Savior born unto a virgin in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago…Christians today have the blessed past of his miraculous birth to celebrate (CHRISTMAS!) and his blessed Second Coming to joyously anticipate! We are truly a blessed generation!
Today’s Christians, like our Old Testament friends, look forward with great Hope and Anticipation towards another coming; The Second Coming of our Lord…His second coming will follow exactly seven years after the pre-tribulaton Rapture of the Church (Body of Believers and Followers of Jesus Christ). Some people refer to the Rapture of the Church as His second coming…However, at the time of the Rapture, Jesus will not actually step his feet back upon planet Earth. At that time, He will meet His Bride, the church, in the air…What a meeting in the air! “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.” (I Thessalonians 4:17 KJV).
The raptured church will be ushered to Heaven for two great events, The Judgement Seat of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready . (Revelation 19:7 KJV).
Oh, my friend, we, as Christians, have a great promised future ahead of us no matter what issues we are currently facing while living here on planet Earth. We, like our Old Testament friends, have the Promised Messiah’s second return in our focused lenses. They saw his first coming as a babe in the manger. However; we have his second anticipated coming as King of Kings and Lord of Lords…And, I don’t believe that “twinkle-of-the-eye” is very far away…Halleljuah! Amen!
Are you ready? Are you ready for the Rapture to happen? There were those who were “ready” to accept the Messiah’s first coming. They believed and received the gift of Salvation while He, Jesus, yet walked among them. “And, the Word became flesh and dwelled among us.” (John 1:14 KJV). By Faith, they believed and received…
Today, By Faith, we look forward to His second return….”Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” (I Thessalonians 5:24)…God was FAITHFUL to send His promised Messiah the first time…And, HE will be FAITHFUL to send His promised Messiah the second time! I ask you again, “Are you ready?”! Oh, I pray so….
“For God So Loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through HIM might be saved.” John 3:16-17 KJV.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author
@copyright by Lin T Rollins Dec 2012