Yes, Jesus Christ is coming again.
As a student and teacher of Bible prophecy for 35 years, it is my belief that the next event on the prophetic calendar will be the rapture of the Church. That is the event when we will be “caught up to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
I will be speaking on this topic at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove today through Wednesday.
So, in light of all this hope of Christ’s return, how are we to live? What are we to do as we await His return?
Three things come to mind: We need to wake up, sober up, and suit up.
Paul tell us, “Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation” (1 Thessalonians 5:6-8).
We should welcome His return
The teaching of Christ’s return is real litmus test of where you are spiritually.
For the person who is right with God, it motivates and purifies them. For the person who is not right with God, it frightens and alarms them.
For the believer who is watching and waiting, Christ’s return is welcomed. For the person who is not where they need be spiritually, He will come as a thief.
So how are we to live in light of the fact Christ could return at any moment? More on waking up,sobering up and suiting up tomorrow.