How Do We Know Jesus Is Coming Again? (Part 2)

The Testimony of the writers of the Epistles.

All throughout the Epistles we have the teaching that Jesus is coming  again. In I Thessalonians 1:10 the Christians at Thessalonica  and we today are told to “wait for His Son from Heaven.” In I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul assures us that “the Lord Himself” will come back for us. We have the same admonition in Titus 2:13. We must be looking for the return of the Blessed Hope.

But while we are admonished  to be a people who are always on the  alert an d  looking for His coming, we  must also be a people who are active in His service. We must be waiting and watching  every day, but also we  must be a people, who because we are saved, are working for the Lord in His Kingdom. We must be thankful to have been called out of a kingdom of darkness into the marvelous light of the Gospel. (Col. 1:13-14)

Since we are now in the light of the Gospel, we must be seeking to help the lost find their way into the light of the Gospel.  We must also be found seeking to strengthen the saved.

Keep looking up! Jesus may  come today! This attitude must translate into greater service. It must motivate us to love the lost more and concentrate our labors in that behalf.

These passage have  established the authority that Jesus is coming back! Do we know when? No, we  do not. But we  know that  according  to  Romans 13:11 “Besides this you know the  time, that the  hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For  salvation is nearer to us now than we first believed.”

 

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