ARE YOU READY FOR THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST?
Today I listened to so many messages about the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to the earth, and I decided to comment on this topic as it is one important topic that we really need to hear again and again as we move from 2018 to year 2019 by the grace of God.. The Bible reminded us about the Noah’s Ark, how it took him several years to build as he was instructed by God. While he was building this Ark with his family, no neighbor or friend, or colleagues believed that he heard God right because they had never witnessed such magnitude of rain on earth that he was explaining to them for the reason for building the Ark. They considered him insane, and they mocked him especially as he was sending the animals two by two into the Ark. Why would a loving God destroy what he created? The message was specific. Because the heart of man was desperately wicked and God could not strive with man any longer and decided to destroy everything and begin again. It was only Noah that was found righteous and perfect in his generations because he walked with God. Genesis 6:11-12 says “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me….” God sent rain for 40 days and 40 nights and all flesh was destroyed except Noah and his family.
During the time of Abraham and Lot, another destruction took place. God had to send angels to rain brimstone and fire on two cities, named Sodom and Gomorrah for their ungodliness, but Lot and his family were saved. 2 Peter 3:7 says “But the heavens and the earth which are now , by the same word, are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.” That is the world we are in now will come to an end just like the previous one, but this time it shall be God himself taking total dominion and ruling as King of kings and LORD of lords. Continuation of the world through Noah and his family, did not make the world righteous, and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah did not stop the ungodliness of human generation. They are even worse now than those ancient times. God in heaven has given us another opportunity to make it RIGHT by coming to the world in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ, and promised forgiveness of sins to whosoever believed in him. The Son whom we are celebrating his birth in few days time, came to the world, died for us and resurrected on the third day and went and sat at the right hand of God the Father, waiting for all that Father had planned to come together for his return to the earth . I Thessalonians 4:16-17 says “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a SHOUT, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God , and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” This is what people call the “RAPTURE”.
Knowing these, 2 Peter 3:11-14 says “What manner of persons ought ye to be in all HOLY CONVERSATION and GODLINESS. Looking for and hasting to the coming of the day of God wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness . Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless. We need to be like Noah who was blameless and perfect in his generation. We need to develop godly attitude since we don’t want to be caught unawares. We need to remind ourselves constantly that it might be “today” so that we can watch what we say, think or do that might prevent us from being with the Lord forever, and run away from all of them. Hell is a place of torment, and those that remain on earth after the rapture will go through “Hell on earth” known as “Tribulations” where one will suffer and would want to die but would be prevented from dying because Grace has expired. 31/2 years of tribulations is hell on earth with the devil.
Brothers and sisters let us do good everyday, so that we can reign with our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever. I commit you and myself and all my family unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. (Jude 1:24) in Jesus Name, AMEN.