TUESDAY September 19, 2017
Eagerly Waiting For Christ’s Return
… waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 1:7-8
Paul used the word waiting in this verse because it means to “wait with eagerness.” What are we to eagerly wait for? We need to eagerly wait for the coming of Lord Jesus Christ. The problem with some Christians is they have lost sight of the coming of the Lord. What eventually happens to them? These people will lose hope.
What has kept me during these last forty years in ministry? It is what Chuck Smith always taught me, Jesus is coming soon. In Matthew 24, Jesus taught His disciples about the end times. He exhorted them: Watch therefore, for you do not know what houryour Lord is coming (Matthew 24:42). We need to watch for the signs of the end times and our Lord’s return.
I have read the books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, the Minor Prophets and the Epistles. All these books speak so much about the coming of Christ. There are almost 500 prophecies concerning Christ. Over 300 of them were fulfilled in His first coming, and the rest will be fulfilled in His second coming. It is important to understand that the day of the Lord Jesus Christ in Scripture is speaking of the rapture of the Church––the body of believers and the Day of the Lord is speaking of the tribulation period (1 Thessalonians 5:1-5, 2 Thessalonians 2:2).
Paul also wanted to remind us that we are lacking nothing as Christians. If God started a work in our lives; He will finish it. When the Lord comes, He wants to find each of us blameless. We should be found living holy lives, and blameless in everything we do.
Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart…
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