Jesus did come, He did live. And He will come again.– Robert D. Hales.
What is the surest thing you know in your life that will happen? One thing is for sure, Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead. And He will establish His kingdom on earth for eternity.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Hosea 6:3. Please, read our recent devotional from the2nd Corinthians 6:15-16: We Are The Living Temple Of The Lord Jesus Christ
Surety of Jesus Christ’s return
The prophet Hosea prophesied the surety that Jesus will come again. Moreover, he had compared His return to phenomena that humans connect to as facts: his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.
But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only (Matthew 24:36). That what Jesus said to his disciples. Only our Heavenly Father knows when Jesus Christ is coming again. Therefore, let us be prepared for when it happens and always be awake in our faith.
Be prepared for His come back
Our preparedness for Jesus’ return is crucial and should be the top of priorities. In the Good Doctor, Shaun asked a janitor, Are you satisfied with what you did in your life? Are you going to be happy if you die tomorrow? A fair question, but also a world-centred one. People who do not believe in Jesus Christ, or even those who believe in Him, think that they have to accomplish a lot in this lifetime.
Travel a lot, promotion in careers, acquiring estates and worldly possessions are all good ambitions. However, if these things hinder you from your main purpose in this world then you are doomed. As Christ-followers, we have to prioritize our obedience to God’s will and our sharing of the Gospel to others. These of course will not save us but will be accounted for when Jesus Christ comes again.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- What is the condition of your heart?
- Have you acknowledged that our sins block us from God? Accept Jesus Now.
- Do you believe that Jesus Christ will come back and judge us all?
- What are you doing in preparation for his return?
- Have you warned others to repent from their sins?
- What Is The Anticipation Of This Year? God’s Mercy?
- What Is Really About To Happen?
- Take the Good Work that we have done on Earth
- Ascension Day
There are days on this earth that we yearn for Jesus come, now. Come, Lord Jesus, reigns paramount in our hearts and plays as the anthem to our souls. The compassion and grace of Christ’s presence in our lives causes us to crave more and more of Him. And on the days, Father, when the world is . . . well, the world . . . we pray for Him to come soon.
Your creation is majestic, and Your miracles manifest in our lives in gloriously faithful ways. You blow us away with Your faithfulness, Father, with Your true and perfect love and personal care for each and every life. Thank You for going before us. Thank You being the God of our memories, breaker of every chain, and forgiver of all sins through Jesus.
The more we know You, the more we want to come home. The most blessed life on this earth is only a shred of the happiness we will feel in heaven, in the presence of the Holy Trinity. Some days, imagining the initial embrace when we arrive home in heaven helps us to keep breathing. We trust in Your will and pray for Your will over all else and everything we desire. Father, we pray, Come, Lord Jesus. Come now. Come soon. Bring us home.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.