Lord Jesus is Coming Again, and the Gospel
In an earlier story we learned how the Lord Jesus went up to heaven with his disciples watching him until a cloud took him out of their sight. While they watched, two men who were angels came and stood by them and said “you men of Galilee, why are you standing looking up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall also come back in the same way as you have seen him go into heaven.”
The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church at Thessalonica, and this is what he told them “I want you to understand about those who are asleep (that is Christians who have died) Do not sorrow as others do who have no hope. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, those who sleep in Jesus (that is Christians who have died), God will bring with Jesus. For this I am telling you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain here until the coming of the Lord will not go before those who sleep in Jesus.
For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. And 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 we shall be forever with the Lord. And so comfort each other with these words.
The apostle John, who Jesus loved very much, was living on the island called Patmos when he was a very old man. One day he was praying, and he heard a great voice like a trumpet, and it told John to write a book to each of the seven churches which were in Asia. John turned to see who it was and he saw a beautiful sight. He saw seven candlesticks and someone like the Son of man standing in the middle of them. He was wearing a garment that was tied with a golden sash, his head and his beard were as white as snow, and his eyes were as bright as fire, and his feet were like fine brass. And John was very afraid, but he said to John “Fear not, I am he that lives and was dead, and look, I am alive for evermore..Amen.” And then he told John to write down the things he had seen, the things which were happening then, and the things that should happen after that.
Then He spoke to John about each of the churches, and how some of them would suffer, and some would be cold of heart, but that they were all to be overcomers. That means that no matter what happened to them, they were always to have faith in the Lord and believe what the bible taught them, even until the day they died.
Then John was shown all the things that are going to happen at a future time, but no matter what happens, God is in control of everything. Just when things become very terrible the Lord Jesus is going to return in glory, and John saw a white horse, and Jesus upon his back, and the armies of heaven with him… Jesus is going to have victory over the evil things that were happening, and he is going to reign on the earth for 1,000 years, and after that there was going to be a great judgment and the people who did not want to receive the Lord Jesus as their Saviour, are going to be separated forever from God. And when John heard all these things, he said “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”
Do you know the Lord Jesus as your personal Saviour? He loves you so much that he died for you, and he is waiting for the day when you believe that in God’s eyes you do sin things, and that you need the Lord Jesus to be your Saviour too. Maybe you wonder what sin things are… they are things you know you should do but you don’t do, or things you know you should not do, but you do them. Everyone does these things, and everyone needs the Lord Jesus.
That is why the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth as a tiny baby. He was born to Mary, who was a virgin, he lived a perfect sinless life and for three years he went about preaching the gospel, teaching everyone about what the scriptures said, and healed people to show that he was the Son of God. But Jesus was crucified on a cross just as He told his disciples that he would be. He died, was buried, and three days later, he rose from the tomb.
Do you believe that Jesus shed his precious blood for you? That blood washes away all your sins when you receive the Lord Jesus as your Saviour, and most wonderful of all, because the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, if you receive Jesus as your Saviour, when you die you will go to be with him and will always be with him, where there is no sorrow, no pain, no tears, only wonderful happiness and peace. Won’t you ask Jesus to be your Saviour today? God Bless you, dear one.