March 11, 2020
Scripture Passage: Revelation 19:11-16
Revelation 19 confirms that Jesus is coming again, and soon. We are not waiting for any more prophecies to be fulfilled. He could come at any moment. We cannot be ignorant or indifferent as we wait for the Second Coming of the King.
His return is both a mystery and full of majesty. Yet, Revelation 19 gives us a glimpse of what we can expect.
Jesus will come visibly; we will see Him. Revelation 1:7 says, “Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him.” Matthew 25:6 says, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.” Just as God put Noah in the ark before the flood came, He will take the church out of this world before the Great Tribulation. Adrian Rogers says, “There are two aspects to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The Rapture is when Jesus Christ comes for His bride, the church. Revelation is when Jesus Christ comes with His bride.”
Jesus will come victoriously. He is the Most High; there are things we will only be able to learn about Him after the Rapture. Still, there is a mystery about Him that we will never fathom, even in Heaven! The Ministry of His crucifixion also serves His victorious coming. The victory that Jesus will win over the antichrist is based on the blood of the Lamb.
Finally, Jesus will come vengefully. God is a God of love, but He is also a God of wrath. He is the righteous judge who makes wrong things right. Therefore, sin must be punished.
If you want to be saved, you can be saved. If you want mercy, you may have it. But there is coming a time if you refuse Jesus as your personal Savior, you will face the wrath of God.
Jesus is coming again very soon; are you ready?
What can we do about the Coming of the King?
Learn of it; we cannot afford to be ignorant.
Look for it; we’re not waiting on some prophecy to be fulfilled.
Long for it; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Live for it; we should be found faithful when He comes.