By Steven J. Hogan
~ A Saturday Morning Post #1 ~
“They will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:27. Jesus Christ is coming again. We know this is true because God has told us in the Bible, and He has told us over and over again. And God doesn’t lie. I am telling you, this is the truth, that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Creator of the world, the Lord of all, the Savior of souls, the Judge of sinners, and the King of the world, will be returning to this planet.
About 2000 years ago Jesus Christ came to this earth for the first time. He lived a perfect life and died a perfect death, to pay for all the sins of all the people who would ever repent of their sins and believe in Him. Not believing in Christ for salvation means you will forever be apart from God and His glory, and rightly be punished for your sins. But by believing in Christ, you can be forgiven of all your sins, and receive eternal life – and this is very good news, and without doubt the greatest news in all of life, and in all the world. John 5:24, Revelation 20:11-15
At this time in history, we are nearing the end of this present church age, which means Jesus Christ will be returning soon. When He comes back, He will first take the Christians who are on earth up to heaven. Second, He will judge the unbelieving world. Third, He will save a great number of Jews. Fourth, He will begin His reign on earth. This is, without question, definitely going to happen. And everything, and I mean everything, is going to change – in your life, in your family, in this country, and in this world. Jesus Christ will then be completely in charge, and ruling perfectly, He will finally bring true justice and peace to this world. Psalm 67, Isaiah 42:1-4
And you say, how do we know Christ is coming back soon? Because we live in what the Bible calls the end times. Daniel 12:4, 9. That the Jews have been regathering back to Palestine, to Israel, since the late 1800’s is God’s sign to us that we are in the end times. God’s plans for the end of this present age are being carried out, and He Himself is directing the people and events of the world towards that time when His Son will return to fulfill His glorious purposes. Ephesians 1:9-11
But I need to tell you something else – life on earth is going to get extremely difficult before Christ returns, for we will be experiencing “birth pains” – wars, famines, plagues and earthquakes. Matthew 24:3-8. Yes, these things are taking place now, but like the labor pains of an expectant mother, they are only going to get harder and harder. Please understand that God wants you to know ahead of time what will be taking place, so you can be ready, so you can tell others, and so you can know how to live these last years leading up to Christ’s coming. “Be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.” Mark 13:23
For close to 25 years now I have been studying the subject of Christ’s return. I cannot tell you how thankful I am that God has been teaching me these most important and timely truths, and I pray that He will also touch your heart and teach you these things. The Lord has a lot to say on this subject, and Lord willing, week by week, I will be sharing His prophetic truth, connecting the truth of His Word with events taking place in the world. My prayer is that you will be learning from the Lord, and loving the Lord and living for Him, and excitedly be looking for His soon return. Here are Jesus’ last words to us. “Behold, I am coming soon.” Revelation 22:7, 12, 2
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