“He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of JESUS CHRIST.”
The reality of the truth of the imminent return of JESUS CHRIST, if adhered to will be a purifying hope in the life of the believer and valuable in conforming us to the image of CHRIST JESUS.
Why should we look forward to the Day of CHRIST?
One good reason to look forward to the Day of CHRIST is that it will conclude all the difficulties and struggles with our carnality and sin that we have known all too often in our walk with the LORD. The snares and hindrances that have often prevented our full enjoyment of CHRIST in this earthly life will forever be put away. There will be a new perspective and a new true freedom in our worship of Him. Not only will we be reunited with others who have gone before us — family and friends in CHRIST— but we will see face to face the One whom we have been serving by faith through the years. At that time, our faith will give way to sight and our joy will be boundless as we begin to understand more fully the way in which He led us in life, including answers to some of the questions we may have had through the years, such as “why” and “how come”. —The secret things that belong to the LORD (Deuteronomy 29.29) will be made known to us and as the Apostle Paul said “we shall know, even as we are known” (1 Corinthians 13.12) Certainly, it will be a day of great rejoicing! Are we earnestly looking forward to the coming of the Lord JESUS CHRIST? It can happen anytime soon!
ABBA GOD, thank You that You have set the time for Your sons and daughters to be taken up to glory when JESUS returns to “rapture” the church. May this truth be our anchor and hope as we wait for this great event to take place. May we be found faithful to You and not allow the things of this world to distract us as we wait for the soon coming of the Lord JESUS CHRIST! In JESUS’ compassionate Name. Amen.
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie