Tägliche Andachten

April 04

Sooner Than We Think

Gloria Copeland
Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Some time back, the Spirit of the Lord spoke to Ken and said, I am coming sooner than you think.

“But, Lord,” Ken exclaimed, “I think You are coming soon!”

Well, I am coming sooner than you think! He answered.

There are many people on the earth today who don’t believe that. Just as the scripture prophesies, they scoff: “Walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (2 Peter 3:3-4).

But those people are mistaken. Jesus is coming back. There’s a day and an hour appointed for His return. We know that’s true because Jesus spoke of it in Matthew 24:36. At that appointed time, He will catch away those of us who are prepared for His coming and take us to heaven with Him to celebrate for seven years. Then He’ll bring us back with Him when He comes to reign over the earth.

My, what a day that will be!

It’s coming. There’s no doubt about it. The only question is, Will you be ready?

If you’re not ready, the thought of the Lord’s return may not excite you like it does me. It may even fill you with dread and anxiety. If so, you need to make some changes.

First, you need to be born again by making Jesus the Lord of your life. Then you need to focus your attention and your affection on the things of God instead of the things of this world (Colossians 3:2).

After all, this world is not our home. It’s not our final destination. We’re just sojourning here, looking forward to the time when we’re in the Glory and at home with the Lord. We need to constantly remember that, so we don’t get entangled in this world’s affairs. We need to constantly look toward heaven so when the time comes to depart, we’ll be ready.

So get your thinking right. Set your heart on things that are above. Look forward to His coming. Look forward to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. It really will happen, sooner than we think!

Speak the Word

“I will be ready when Jesus comes. Therefore, I set my affection on things above, not on things of the earth.”  (Colossians 3:2)

Heiligschriftstudium: 2 Peter 3:1-14

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