Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It Could Be Any Day Now . . .
"For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other these words . . . Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night . . .
"May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The One Who calls you is faithful and He will do it."
~I Thessalonians 4:16-18, 5:1,2 & 23,24
I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to heaven. To be in the Presence of the Lord forever . . . & ever . . . & ever . . .
I have been so encouraged while reading the assigned Scriptures our church is going through for this week's portion of "The Story." Paul's teachings are unlike any other ~ perfect for after Easter ~ what a testimony, what a life lived to the glory of our resurrected Jesus Christ.
But my favorite part of Paul's writings, the ones that encourage me the most, are his passages about the Second Coming of our Lord a Savior Jesus Christ! Paul said to "encourage each other with these words" ~ so I want to encourage YOU . . .
JESUS CHRIST IS RETURNING SOON!
All Biblical prophecy concerning Him, our Messiah and Savior, have been fulfilled EXCEPT His Second Coming! We need to keep our hearts turned to prayer and attuned to the stirrings of His heart for the lost while we wait, as it could be any day now. How blessed we are and what joy and hope fills our hearts because of His sacrifice. I can hardly keep the tears from starting ~ O Glorious Day!
"One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies, with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One bringing
My Savior, Jesus is mine!
One day He's coming ~ O, glorious day!"
John Mark Hall;Michael Jr Bleecker
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><