“…looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…”
One of the most important things that the apostle Paul was sure to communicate when preaching the Gospel, was the fact that Jesus could come back at any time. He encouraged the Christian to be watching for Jesus on a day-to-day basis. Paul even made the imminent return of Jesus part of his syllabus in his pastoral training courses. In a letter he wrote to his seminary student, Titus, he instructed him to be “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”
What a comfort to know that those followers of Jesus Christ were ready for His return way back then. But some might say, “Where is Jesus’ return – it’s been two thousand years and He’s still not here?” True, but do not disparage His merciful delay. It doesn’t mean that the scriptures will not be fulfilled; it simply means He’s on His way! He is coming back and we are to believe that it could be today. If you truly believe that, then you will be busy about God’s business here and now. You will be excited and ready to see Him in the air. The obedient Christian is the one who is on his mark, the one who is set and the one who is ready to go when Jesus calls. Are you ready? It could be today, and if not, then we are one day closer to the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
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