Did you know that there are more biblical prophecies on the second coming of Christ than prophecies on the first coming? The central theme in Christianity is to wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ to complete his saving work. Come, Lord Jesus!
Therefore, stay alert! You don’t know what day the Lord is coming. But you understand that if the head of the house knew at what time the thief would come, he would keep alert and wouldn’t allow the thief to break into his house. Therefore you also should be prepared, because the Human One will come at a time you don’t know. (Matthew 24: 42-44, CEB)
We don’t know when Jesus is coming back but we know that he is coming back. We are not to be afraid but stay alert and be ready. When we are made right with God we are ready to meet our Maker at any time. But could we be readier?
The more we let Christ be born in us, the readier we are to meet him.
The more we receive Jesus in our hearts, the readier we become.
The more we abide in Jesus, the readier we are been made.
The more we spend time with Jesus, the readier we will be.
The more emerged we are in the Spirit, the readier we are.
This is exactly what Paul prays for all of us:
I ask that he will strengthen you in your inner selves from the riches of his glory through the Spirit. I ask that Christ will live in your hearts through faith. As a result of having strong roots in love, I ask that you’ll have the power to grasp love’s width and length, height and depth, together with all believers. I ask that you’ll know the love of Christ that is beyond knowledge so that you will be filled entirely with the fullness of God. (Eph. 3: 16-19, CEB)
When we live in the fullness of God, we are ready for anything, especially for the second coming of Jesus. Come, Lord Jesus!
“Abide in Me says Jesus. Cling to Me. Stick fast to Me. Live the life of close and intimate communion with Me. Get nearer to Me. Roll every burden on Me. Cast your whole weight on Me. Never let go your hold on Me for a moment. Be, as it were, rooted and planted in Me. Do this and I will never fail you. I will ever abide in you.”~ J.C. Ryle
We come to you.
We roll our burdens to you.
Hold us tight.
Come and abide in us.
Show us what it really means
to live in the fullness of you.
Pour our grace upon grace!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Are you ready for the second coming of Jesus? How are you making yourself readier?
Giving thanks today for
#191 the Holy Spirit in us
#192 the prophecies in the Bible
#193 the salvation plan
#194 Christ coming to us
#195 grace upon grace
#196 the second coming of Christ
#197 union with Christ
#198 it’s not about me
#199 it’s all about Christ
#200 freedom in Christ
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