We have spent time talking about the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have talked about it from the perspective of what the prophetic passages of the Word of God have to say about the timing of His Return. Some might ask why Jesus would come back even if they accepted that He will come back. What is it about us, but more importantly, what is it about Jesus that would have Him return. Truthfully, there is little about us that drives His actions:
- Our God truly is a loving God: Take a look at John 3:16 to see a love so great that Jesus came the first time in order for us to have eternal life through Him, if only we received it, if only we trusted in Him as our Savior. In John 15:12, Jesus commands the apostles to love one another as He has loved them. In Revelation 3:9, Jesus tells the church at Philadelphia (which I believe is the church in Revelation we should model ourselves on, the church that is His Remnant Church), that others will come to know of His love for them.
- Our God truly is a trustworthy God: God said Jesus would return. In the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus stated He was preparing a place for us in His Father’s house and would come again to receive us to Himself (John 14:3). In Acts 1:10 it is stated that Jesus will come in like manner as the apostles saw Him ascend into heaven. God means what He says, He says what He means, and He does what He promises to do.
- Our God is truly a sovereign God: A simple look at the Lord’s plan for humanity reveals that the return of Jesus is the necessary component for the culmination of our history. God has a perfect plan, the fall of man and the tendrils of sin intertwining into every aspect of our very nature, into the fabric of this world has in no way defeated or even delayed the timing of His purposes. It requires the restoration of a world that was temporarily lost at the fall of man; otherwise God’s purposes are not complete, His plans unfinished. I love Job 19:25 which states “For I know that my Redeemer lives”, for He is a personal and living God. In the New American Standard Bible the next part of the verse really sings out to me, “And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” At the last. Jesus will come back taking that stand. God’s will is sovereign over the plans of men and the schemes of the devil.
If you have trusted in Jesus Christ alone for your salvation, you have placed trust in the only One who can bring you the promise of Eternal Life. You have trusted in the only One who can and will do all that He has said He will do. He has promised to return.
God said it, that settles it, and I believe it.
Jesus is coming soon!