Life is so much sweeter when we have something to look forward too.
The anticipation of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ gives hope in this wicked world. It is a cleansing, comforting, and compelling hope.
As Christians, we are to look for several things:
• First, we are to look for His appearing.
Looking for his second coming implies anticipation, action, and attitude. We are admonished to patiently wait for his glorious appearing.
• Secondly, we are to Labor until His appearing.
We are to be people with a hand on the plow and an eye on the sky. We must work for the night is coming when no man can work. We must pray as we labor for the Lord Jesus Christ, to thrust more laborers into the harvest field, so that this world will be without excuse at Jesus Christ appearance.
• Finally, we must long for His appearing.
Just as we long to see our loved ones who have been away, we should long to see the Lord Jesus face to face with far deeper longing. This is the comforting, cleansing, and compelling hope of the believer in this depraved and destructive world.
Anticipation of the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ gives hope to every believer.
Read the following passages of scriptures; II Timothy 4:18; Hebrews 9:28; I John 2:28;
I Thessalonians 4:16; Titus 2:11-15; and I Thessalonians 1:9-10.
Great and precious promises are given to those who are conquerors and overcomers.
Discipline, devotion, and dedication are necessary for stewards who want to be found faithful when the Lord Jesus Christ’s return to claim His own.