Wednesday, 8 June 2011

He is coming

For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth. - Psalm 96v13

Hold on folks – He is coming! We thinking about the coming of Christ mostly in a New Testament context, but God's people have been looking for Him to come for a ling time. Even Job knew that his Redeemer would one day stand on the earth. The prophets wrote about Messiah reigning physically on the earth. Jesus told the disciples that He was going to get a place ready and that He would be back for them. The angels told the disciples that Jesus would be coming back. John wrote 'even so come Lord Jesus.'

Something that the Old Testament folks, but that we are privy to, is that Jesus' coming was in two parts. I don't think we can totally blame them for their disappointment when His first coming didn't do all the expected. Though the scriptures did teach that Messiah had to suffer, die, and rise again most of them missed it.

We know the truth now. We know that He is still coming back to sort things out one day. It seems like a long, long time for us, but God doesn't work in our time frame. He is eternal and operates with an eternal mindset.

As bad as it seems we just need to hold on – He is coming back. In the meantime all we are to do is keep living for Him and sharing the gospel with others while we still have the time. 

1 comment:

Ed Franklin said...

He is coming!...and bringing with Him his recompense (reward) to repay EVERYONE for what they have done. (Rev 22)...some folks wander off there and start fantasizing what exciting rewards they'll be given. Too bad...for if keep on reading, He spells it out: Blessed are those who have washed their robes for they will be allowed access to the Tree of Life and the right to enter the City......what more would one want? He is our exceeding great reward! and He Is Coming!