KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 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”.
Among the many things that we have to be concerned about and expect to happen to us, is the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. No child of God must feel discouraged in expecting the coming of the Lord. The Lord says we must watch and pray so that we would not be overtaken by surfeiting, drunkenness and the cares of this world (Luke 21:34). Indeed, that which makes people lose awareness of the coming of the Lord is when their hearts are overtaken by the things of the world. Remember Lot’s wife. Her heart was so much in Sodom and its lust that, she could not go on with her husband, but had to look back and so, she became a pillar of salt. Refuse to let the world stay in your heart, and your heart in the world.
The following are some of the reasons why the Lord will come back, and so we must keep expecting His return. Expecting his return helps us to live right. 1Jn 3:3 KJV “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure”.
1.The coming of Christ is to bring man into God’s original program for creating him. To live in peace, without sin, sicknesses and in perfect relationship with the father. REV 21:4
2.The coming of Christ is a moment for God to reward all His Children who have lived faithfully for Him (James 1:12)
3.He is coming to judge all the ungodliness and unrighteous of men. (Rev 20:11) The wicked shall not go unpunished.
In the light of the above the Bible has given definite statements that tells us about the certainty of His coming.
Matthew chapter 24 speaks mainly on the second coming of our Lord Jesus. The Bible lists the following which almost all have come to pass, with just a few happening or yet to happen.
1 False Christ
2 Wars and Rumors of wars
3 Conflicts among nations
4. Betrayal of brethren
5.False prophets and teachers
7Love of many waxing cold
8.The gospel spreading across the globe
9.Pestilences, famine and natural disasters in divers’ places
10. The introduction of the microchip on the forehead or the right arm also fulfills the scriptures prediction of the anti-christ who would rule a major portion of the world. Rev 13:16
All these must put us in a state of expectancy of his return.
I have the hope of Christ eminent return. I keep myself pure and work hard to expand His reign in the hearts of men.
Revelations 13:16 KJV” And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads”:
Revelations 21:4 KJV” And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”