Topic: Behold, He Cometh! [Monday June 4, 2018]
Text: Revelation 1:3-11 (KJV)
Key Verse: ‘‘Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen”(Revelation 1:7).
Time, our most valued life asset, is the least under our control. Our time is knotted with our life and our life tied unto our breadth. With uncertainties surrounding life and with the inevitability of death, man’s life can cease at any second, without prior notice to him.
John, the beloved, described Jesus as He who is, which was and which is to come, the Faithful Witness, the first Begotten of the dead and the Prince of the kings of the earth. He loved us, washed us from our sins in His own blood and made us kings and priests unto God. John further warns us “Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him…” (Revelation 1:7).
The Scriptures speak about events that will herald the end of the world, which will begin with the rapture of the saints. Before this event, there will be religious deception, widespread backsliding and apostasy; mishaps such as frequent occurrence of land and underwater earthquakes in many nations, killing and maiming great numbers of people and causing colossal material damage. Then, there will be global and civil wars.
The rapture is the event that will precede the Second Coming of Christ when Jesus will come to live on earth as He did the first time, to be seen by every eye, to fulfil a definite part of God’s timetable for the world. The two events are distinct and separated by seven years. The rapture will happen suddenly (1 Corinthians 15:51,52). Not all Christians will be caught up to be with Christ in the sky. Careless believers and nominal Churchgoers will definitely not make it. Moreover, the rapture has no fixed time or date. No one knows the departure time except God. The event is next in the prophecies of the last days. You have to repent of sin and daily live righteously to be ready for the rapture of the saints.
Thought For The Day: The world totters towards the brink as the coming of the Lord looms.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.