Thursday, September 27, 2012


Make no mistake about it – Jesus is coming again! The One who died, rose again and ascended to heaven will come in the same way He went up in to heaven (Acts 1:9-11). Millions accept this truth intellectually . However, relatively few people allow this truth to change their lives. This may well be the strangest fact in history
How would you adjust your life if you knew Jesus was coming back today?

What will happen when Jesus comes back? This is a good question and one worth exploring. To say the least, things are going to happen! Exciting things. Things the world has never seen before. Things that should excite every believer.

If Jesus should come today, the Christian dead would be raised from the grave. The Bible speaks of the sound of the trumpet – the voice of the archangel! Those who died in Jesus will be the first to rise – What a wonderful hope!

You see, for the Christian, the grave is not a place of despair! Death is not the end of the story! Death is merely a comma as we transition to the next phase.
Christians go to heaven when we die (2 Cor 5:8 - absent from the body – present with the Lord)

Jesus will return bringing Christians with Him to resurrect their bodies. This resurrection will bring spirit and body together again – a glorified body! The glorified body will be like the body of Jesus. 1 John 3:2 “...but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is”
There will be no more sickness, pain or suffering. There will be no more death or dieing . There will be no more bodily limitations. We will be like Jesus – we will have a glorified body!!! Now that's enough to make a baptist shout!

If Jesus would come today, living believers would escape death. Death has taken it's toll through the centuries. Adam died and Abel died. Methuselah died and Moses died. Jacob died and Joseph died. Samson was not strong enough to escape death. Solomon was not wise enough to escape death. Men still die (Heb 9:27). But not all Christians will die. Those living when Jesus comes will be caught up and changed! 1 Cor 15:50-53 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of any eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality”
Like Enoch and Elijah, all believers living when Jesus returns will be changed without death. What a blessed hope!

Also, if Jesus would come today, some would be ashamed. 1 John 2:28 “And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming” We are to abide in Him that we may have confidence. Are you confident when you think about His return? Think about the suddenness of His coming (In the twinkling of an eye!) When you were in that fit of anger. When you were reading that borderline book.
When you were passing on that bit of gossip.

Make no mistake about it – JESUS IS GOING TO RETURN FOR HIS CHURCH! No man knows the day or the hour (Matt 24:36). It may well be the next event on God's prophetic calender.

What do you want to be found doing when Jesus returns? We must be ready for His coming

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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