BE PREPARED FOR HIS SECOND COMING!
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be cut up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Every Christian is expected to prepare for Jesus Christ’s second coming in life. Whether we are prepared or not, Jesus Christ will surely come back again. The Bible says in the opening text that for the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be cut up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that he is expected to be fully prepared for the rapture because Jesus Christ is coming back again in life forever.
Jesus Christ’s second coming is fully guaranteed because God can never lie in His Word of life. God’s Word will surely come to pass no matter how long it will take in life. That is why the Bible says in Hebrews 9:28, “So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” Therefore, the second coming of Jesus Christ is no longer for the sins of the world but for judgment and the salvation of souls of the saints into God’s kingdom in life forever.
The best way to prepare for Jesus Christ’s second coming is to be a soul-winner in life. Soul-winning is a very serious business which every Christian is expected to invest in life. That is the reason why the Bible says in Luke 15:7, “I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.” In fact whenever a soul is won into God’s kingdom, heaven rejoices and makes merriment because of its preciousness to God. Winning souls into God’s kingdom gladdens the Heart of God and make heaven to rejoice in life forever.
Daily Tip: Every Christian should get prepared for Jesus Christ’s second coming by engaging in soul-winning which is a very serious business forever. Shalom!
Golden Text: The Lord is not slack concerning His coming, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that they should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED
- Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
- Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
- My Ancient of Days! I receive Your grace to wait patiently for the second coming of Jesus Christ by engaging in soul-wining all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of doubt and impatient to Your Word of life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
- Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.
For Further Study: Matthew 25:21; Acts 4:12. RBT: NUMBERS 11-14