Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ
Was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Hebrews 9:27-28 (NIV)
These verses instruct us to fulfil the purpose of God, by finishing the course that is set before us. Waiting with the right attitude and motivation for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Preparing our hearts also, that we might be ready for His return, this will happen in the twinkling of an eye. When this occurs, Jesus will come with salvation, only for those who are waiting for Him. Those that are indifferent will encounter His judgement.
I believe it is vitally important that we practice and develop an attitude of watching and waiting, and there is nothing more important for God’s people.
Luke 12:37a says;
“It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.”
and in verse 40
“You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.”
For many years I was lost and confused until God began to move in my life. It was only then I realised there was no hope in life without God.
In Psalm 34:4-5 David says;
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered
me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
My heart was determined to be free from a life of failure, confusion and hopelessness. God brought me to a place where I was completely broken, and all I could do was to cry out for His help and forgiveness. It took quite a few years though, before I came to a place of total abandonment, and able to receive God’s mercy, forgiveness and blessing in a wonderful way.
The day after this encounter, I know I felt completely different. Someone I knew, knocked my door, and immediately realised something was different about me, and they took off with fright!
So this was the beginning of a new life in Christ, one with hope, purpose and peace. A purpose to fulfil God’s calling on my life. The darkness had gone, and the light of life had replaced it. I was now in the starting blocks, and knowing that what work God had started in me, He would enable me to complete the race, provided I remained faithful.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made know. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
1 John 3:2-3
This process of sanctification has taken many years of peaks and troughs, but God remains patient, for it is still a work in progress! So my desire these days is to watch and wait for the second coming of Jesus returning from heaven. It is a wonderful expectancy for all who put their trust in Him.
“Yes I am coming soon”
Amen Come Lord Jesus