KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 1:11″ Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”.
Our Lord Jesus after His work on the earth did not vanish into thin air. He met with His disciples numbering about one hundred and twenty people and gave them His final instructions. He was raised and received by the clouds into heaven. Two men in white dress, who were apparently angels stood with them and said,”…….. this same Jesus who is taken from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go.” This is a very significant event. The highlights of the angels’ statement are
1.This same Jesus.
2.Taken into heaven
3.Shall come back in like manner.
Our Lord Jesus lived among his disciples taught them and was finally crucified, yet He rose from the grave. It was that same Jesus who would come back to the earth again. The next statement to consider is He was taken into heaven. There is a place called heaven where the righteous shall be. Thirdly the angels said He is going to return in a like fashion. The Lord Himself describes how His coming would be. Mat 24:30 KJV “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. The Bible says all men shall see Him, descending on the clouds with great power and glory: but they would do one other thing., they would mourn at seeing Jesus come down. Why would they mourn;
1.They would mourn because they would instantly realised all that was said to them was the truth
2 They would mourn because they would not be ready for all the judgements that await them.
3.They would mourn because the lake of fire will be looming at them.
4.They would mourn because they could have believed but they did not believe or accept it.
Dear brother or sister there would be another group of people who would be rejoicing at the coming of Jesus. These would be those who lived for the glory of Jesus. They would be those who believed in Jesus and surrendered their lives to Him. These would also be the people who would be expecting the return of Christ. It would be a very glorious time for some of us but the worst day in the lives of many. This should not be the case for you. My dear reader or enquirer, don’t continue to be defiant and stubborn, there are too many evidences pointing to the fact that this particular event will take place and may take place very soon.
DON’T BE caught unawares, be ready for the Lord. You can do so by praying the following prayer
MY Heavenly father, I come unto you in Jesus name. I surrender my life to the Lordship of Jesus. I welcome you Lord to be my savior. Thanks for saving my soul.
1Thess 5:2 KJV” For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night”.
2 Peter 3:10 KJV” But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up”