We are in the middle of a hurricane…so I will make this relatively short in case we are going to lose power. But this storm as made me think….we are scared in a storm. AND…we prepare like you read about. We stock up and plan and figure out escape routes….
BUT…when we hear that Jesus Christ is going to return….we say, “so what’s the big deal?” Well here you go…it IS a big deal!!!! By the way, all of these verses are from NIV Bible.
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.
Matthew 24:27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:30 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
Matthew 24: 36-39 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothng about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”
Mathew 26:64 “Yes it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Mark 8:36-38 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with holy angels.
Mark 13:26-27 At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.
Mark 13:35-37 Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’
In other words….when Jesus comes….it is game over. BUT…isn’t that encouraging? You know that He WILL RETURN!!! So we know that it is time to start preparing NOW!
And when He comes…if you belong to Him…in other words, if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior….that day will be a GLORIOUS DAY!
Grace and Peace, Dan