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Jesus is coming! Are you ready?

October 26th, 2009 Posted in essentials, Pastor's corner, sermons, travel

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.

5 Responses to “Jesus is coming! Are you ready?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    As we are watching our loved ones suffer in many ways in these last days, we say, Come Jesus Come, but our hearts are also burdened for those who don’t know the Lord yet. My prayer is that each one of us be purified through our trials so we can meet Jesus face to face with no regrets!

  2. Jacque says:

    I too, am excited about the impending rapture! Come soon Lord Jesus!!! :-)

  3. Lori says:

    May we make the most of our time left on earth while we await the coming of Christ.

  4. Marie says:

    Come soon Jesus. I can’t stand this place.

  5. Michael Zoller says:

    I’m antisipating Christ return at any momement. My hope and joy is in the lord, we need to be ready at any given moment to serve the lord in whatever capasity he sees fit and give him praise and glory for what ever happens.I will forever stand on the foundation he has laid for all who by faith accept him as Lord and Savior.All Praise and Glory are his forever and ever. God Bless you all in His Name.

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