Timothy K... @Tim AUTHOR 1 year ago Refreshing
The life you have is a gift of trust! God gave it to you to serve a purpose here on Earth within a limited time. He will one day come back for it. What will you tell him? Live with accountability in view. Maranatha means He is coming back again! - Timothy K Na'adzenga. AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP AND SPIRITUAL LETHARGY OH YE SAINTS TO THE KINGDOM MANDATE!! © Timothy K. Na'adzenga.
In the early days of the church, the Christians had a word for greeting and departing. It was the word "Maranatha." The word "Maranatha" means, "Our Lord is coming!" Jesus is Coming Soon!
Jesus is coming again! How do we know? Because He said so. He said, "I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN…." John 14:2-3 I bear in my heart the strong burden of the word of the Lord, my King, and I'm stirred up in my Spirit to share with you this urgent call of God, and I will be doing this in the next couple of days.
My brother, my sister, Jesus is coming again! For His believers!! To judge both the living and the dead!! When the Bible speaks of the coming of the Lord, it is not speaking of death, nor is it speaking of the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is speaking of the personal, visible coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. At the time of Christ's ascension, while the disciples stood watching Him go up into Heaven, two angels appeared to them and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into Heaven? This same Jesus…will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into Heaven." Acts 1:11
How will Jesus come? He will come in the same manner in which He ascended into Heaven. The disciples saw Jesus go back into Heaven, and those who are living when He comes again will see Him then. When is Jesus coming? What will happen when He comes? What will happen to the unbelievers and to the Christians when the Lord comes again? These are important questions, and we will find the answers to them as we proceed.
When is Jesus Coming? Does any man know the exact time of the Lord's coming? No. The Lord Jesus said, "But of that day and hour knows no man." Since we do not know exactly when the Lord is coming, we should be ready for His coming at all times. A Christian's proper attitude is to always look for the coming of the Lord Jesus. What are the Signs of Jesus' Coming? Though we cannot know the exact time when Jesus will come, we do know that He is coming soon. How do we know this? By the signs which the Bible gives concerning the time of His coming. Let us see how these are being fulfilled. I will be sharing about Ten (10) of these signs, but in this article 1.0, I will share just Five ( 5 ).
Jesus said that the end times would be marked by a great increase in the number of wars.
There have always been wars, but Jesus said that the end times would be marked by a great increase in the number of wars. He said, "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." Since World War II, there have been more than 45 wars, 12 of them major in scope.
Isn't this happening everywhere?
2. FAMINES PESTILENCES, EARTHQUAKES.
"...there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in various places."
The Lord Jesus said, "…there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in various places." Never before in history have scientists recorded so many earthquakes as they have in the last 20 years; there is so much hunger, and the world is still recovering from a global pandemic of COVID-19. It's a scripture that is being fulfilled.
Six hundred years before the time of Christ, Israel ceased to exist as a nation. The Jews were scattered to the ends of the earth. But the Bible prophesied that God would bring His people back into their land in the last days and that the desert which had lain barren for so long would "blossom as a rose." This has been fulfilled.
The Jews now control Jerusalem. The Lord Jesus gave an even more specific sign of the end times. This sign concerns the city of Jerusalem. The Lord Jesus said, "Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled." Luke 21:24
Jerusalem has been controlled by the Gentiles—those who were not Jews—for about 1900 years. But in 1967, the Israelis captured the city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is now controlled by the Jews. This is another sign that the coming of the Lord Jesus is near.
5. TEN KINGDOMS
The Bible says that, in the last days, there will be a confederation of ten nations out of what was the old Roman Empire. The European Common Market could be this confederation. Or do you think otherwise?
JESUS IS COMING SOON!
From what we have seen so far, we know that the Lord Jesus is coming again…SOON! For the unbelievers, the coming of the Lord Jesus will be a time of terror and judgment. But, for Christians, the coming of the Lord is associated with the word "hope."
1. It is a blessed hope.
Lord Jesus is coming again...SOON
When Jesus comes, He will change our bodies to be like His glorious resurrection body. This will take place in an instant. Then we shall be forever with our Lord. The Bible says, "Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." Titus 2:13
2. It is a comforting hope.
The unbelieving people bury their dead with no hope of ever seeing them again. But not so with the Christians. When Jesus comes, our loved ones who died trusting Him will be raised from the dead, and we shall be reunited with them forever.
3. It is a purifying hope.
The Christian who truly believes that the coming of the Lord is near "purifies himself"—that is, he gets himself ready for the Lord's coming. Why? Because he knows that he will soon stand before the Lord Jesus to give an account of his life. The Bible says, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." 2 Corinthians 5:10
At the judgment seat of Christ, we will be judged for what we have done after we were saved.
At the judgment seat of Christ, we will be crowned and rewarded for what we have done after we were saved. This will be a solemn occasion for all believers.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THE LORD WILL JUDGE US BY ON THAT DAY?
He will judge us by how much of His Word we have learned and obeyed. He will judge us by our obedience or lack of obedience to the Great Commission. He will call us before Him and say, "I committed the gospel to you. What did you do that others might be saved?" He will judge us by how we have used our time, our abilities, and our money. Some believers will be found to be faithful servants and will receive great rewards from the Lord. Others will be found to be unfaithful servants and will be dealt with as such. Perhaps some of us will wish that we could live our lives over again, but we have only one life. So, what we do for the Lord, we must do now.
Will You Be Ready? What can I do for my Saviour before He comes? How can I glorify Him? How should my time, money, and abilities be used for Him? These are questions that should concern you, the saint of God! If you truly believe that Jesus is coming soon, here are some things that you should do:
° Do the job at hand. God has a job for you now. Do it well. When God has something different for you to do, He will show it to you.
° Grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus. You do this by prayer and Bible study and by serving the Lord.
° Prepare yourself to serve God. Learn God's Word. Memorize Scripture. Keep your daily Quiet Time.
° Win others to the Lord Jesus.
° Deny yourself and live for the Lord Jesus and for others. This is the secret to a fruitful life. The Lord Jesus said, "unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain." John 12:24
° Maintain Christian fellowship with other believers. You should belong to and faithfully support a local, Bible-believing church.
So, wake up, oh ye saints, and push hard the kingdom mandate wherever you are! Shine the light that you are. Be the salt that you are, season lives, communities, and Nations as mandated by Jesus. Time is running out, and it's a great responsibility with an awesome reward. Be aggressive, intentional, and strategic.
© Timothy K Na'adzenga.
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