Saturday, August 21, 2010

Is Jesus really coming soon? (part 2)

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In part one of 'Is Jesus really coming soon?' essentially two questions were asked. Do you believe Jesus is coming soon? How 'soon' is 'soon'? The questions were derived from the versus in Revelation 22: 7, 12, 20 in which Jesus is quoted saying that He is coming 'soon/quickly'.

By no means is the point of this two part post to somehow determine when Jesus is coming for the Bible is clear the day and the hour no one knows (Matt. 24:36). Yet it's unavoidable as one reads the New Testament that Jesus' second coming is the climax, the happily ever after ending that everyone who believes in Jesus yearns for. 'Behold' Jesus says...

Yet there is something that perhaps we need to be reminded of, I'm sure you're aware of it, nonetheless it's good to be reminded. That is...Jesus doesn't necessarily work on 'our' time. When Jesus says 'soon/quickly' He certainly means it, but His soon, is not necessarily our time line of 'soon.'

2 Peter 3:8 states, "But do no forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day." Okay so after reading this there is no doubt that Jesus' 'time zone' is not like ours. Peter continues though in verse 9, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." Then he reiterates the point in verse 15 by saying, "Bear in mind that our Lord's patience means salvation..."

I praise God that His 'soon/quickly' is not like mine. I praise God for His patient endurance with me! I praise Jesus because as Peter makes clear the 'Lord is not slow in keeping His promise' God will come soon, Jesus I believe yearns to come back more than any one of His followers wants Him to come back.

So really the questions we should be asking ourselves is how 'soon/quickly' are we going to actually truly surrender all to Jesus? The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise are we?
(hope we really ponder these last questions, for time is well...'soon/quickly to run out:-)

P.S.-I continue to solicit your prayerful consideration in helping fund a water well to help those who don't even have the most needed human need WATER. Click HERE for all the info. Would love your help, the time line for the campaign is :-) 'soon' to run out.


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