He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:20, KJV)
After receiving the most intense and graphic prophetic vision of the endtimes , John concluded the book of revelation with an expression of a deep seated desire for Jesus to return. Jesus said “surely, I come quickly”,and John responded, “even so, come, Lord Jesus”. Well, I guess you would too if you were shown such details of what is going to happen on the earth in the last days.
The current global spread of the coronavirus is only a small glimpse of how shaky the current worldly systems are. The truth is that the coronavirus is nothing compared to the plagues that will hit the world in the last days to come. The world is truly not getting better. The Church is, but not the world. As a believer, the best times to be a Christian are right now! It might not appear to be so, but God is pouring out more grace on our generation because of the unprecedented rising tide of sin and evil we are dealing with.
What if Jesus comes today? All the systems of the world, our plans, purposes, the things that have occupied our minds and schedules will suddenly lose value except for those things with eternal impact. Is your heart ready for the Lord’s return? What do you have to show for your Christian walk? What have you done for the kingdom of God? Have you won any souls to Christ? These are the things that you will carry to the other side of eternity. Be wise, and ensure you are ready for eternity when the Lord Jesus comes.
Is your heart ready for the Lord’s return? Do you feel frightened by the thought of Jesus’ coming or are you looking forward to it?
APPLY THE WORD
When we groan in the body because of with the present distresses, seeing the ungodliness and sinfulness in the world, the current problems in the Church etc, your heart cries out, “even so, come, Lord Jesus”! We look forward to our heavenly home. Is there a sin you need to drop? Why wait any more? Is there a soul you need to win for Christ? Is your life completely worldly without any eternal value, nothing to show forth as your contribution to the kingdom of God or shrinking hell? Be ready for the Lord’s return, and let it be joyful as you look forward to it.
Pray that His coming will not take you by surprise, but you will be ready for His coming at any time.