The Any-Moment Coming of Jesus #8
Mark 13:34-25 “The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return. You, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know when the master of the household will return—in the evening, at midnight, before dawn, or at daybreak.
The Church has always lived with expecting the any-minute return of Jesus.
2 Peter 3:3-4 NLT, Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come,mocking the truth and following their own desires. 4 They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.”
We are not called to wrath.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 ESV, For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Day of the Lord will come.
2 Peter 3:9-10 NLT, The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief.
Don’t be Asleep.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 (NLT), So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.
Hebrews 9:28 (NLT), Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.
I’m looking for Jesus Christ to come soon.
Larry & Janet