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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Come, Lord Jesus

"He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming quickly.' Amen.  Come, Lord Jesus."--Revelation 22:20. The second to last verse of the whole Bible.  The second to last phrase from the apostle John to Christians suffering persecution from the Roman Empire. If context counts anywhere, its here.

Come, Lord Jesus. For the majority of the book of Revelation, John spends his time telling Christians suffering under the Roman persecution to stay true to Christ.  This is especially evident in the letters to the seven churches found in Revelation 2-3.  But the last two chapters of Revelation are spent talking about the future.  Revelation 21 and 22 can be boiled down to one word: Victory.  Victory over the sin of the world.  The victorious ones  will go on to receive their reward.  This is what prompts the statement, "Come, Lord Jesus."

Revelation 22:20 also tells us that Jesus is coming quickly.  Jesus is coming for two reasons. One, to come and get those who are in his body.  Second, he is coming to judge those who are not.

This is when we will be saved. But in order to receive this salvation at the coming of Christ, we have to be ready and do what He expects us to do to prepare for His return. If you need some idea on where to get started, clink on my link to the right, "Are You Sure of Your Eternal Salvation?".

There are some who fearing the return of Christ. It doesn't have to be this way.  To those who are longing for and desiring his return, their attitude is "Come, Lord Jesus." Which side are you on???

Our journey for redemption began at our exile from the Garden in Genesis 3. It ends here. Where will you be on that great and terrible day??? We must remember Jesus is coming quickly.

My prayer is that you the reader and myself will leave this world victoriously with Christ to spend eternity with Him. Until then, I leave you with Revelation 22:21, the FINAL verse of the Bible. "The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen." Come, Lord Jesus.

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