Stay alert: Matthew 24.42

“Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

Matthew 24.42

Jesus warned about the destruction of Jerusalem and also saw beyond it to his second coming. No one knows when Jesus will come, but when he does, all will appear before God in judgment.

What does it mean to be alert? What does the alert Christian look like? What will keep a disciple from being approved on the last day?

#second-coming #watchfulness #VOTD

Coming soon: Revelation 22.20-21 VOTD

“The one who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!’ Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.”

Revelation 22.20-21

The very last words of the Bible include a promise from the Lord Jesus, a prayer and a blessing. Jesus promises to return. This is the desire of his people. In the meantime, they live in his grace and work for it to reach everyone.

In Christ suffering makes sense. His death means victory now. His coming means eternal bliss. What does it mean to live in the Lord’s grace now?

#second-coming #Revelation #VOTD

To bring salvation: Hebrews 9.28 VOTD

“so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”

Hebrews 9.28

Christ is a once-for-all Savior. His sacrifice was sufficient for all, for all time. Now he will come again, but not to suffer again. The next time he will bring eternal salvation to those who are awaiting him.

Christ’s two comings are related. Those who receive his sacrifice made in his first coming will eagerly receive him in his second. Have you received him through faith and obedience?

#Christ #sacrifice #second-coming #VOTD

Unaware: Luke 21.34 VOTD

“Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth.”

Luke 21.34 NLT

Jesus foretold the end of Jerusalem and moved to speak of the most cataclysmic event of all—the end of the world. The world dulls watchfulness. Pleasures and worries weigh down the mind that would watch and be prepared.

Jesus describes the people who are concerned with the affairs of this life. How would you describe the person who is aware of the end?

#day-of-the-Lord #second-coming #VOTD

Do not get swept away looking for signs

Some people are constantly looking for signs of the spiritual sort. They even do so when it comes to the return of Christ and the judgment that he will bring. But is looking for such signs worth our time?

Listen to this warning given by Jesus: Continue reading

#eschatology, #noahs-flood, #second-coming, #signs-of-the-end

If people only treated the day like the way

No matter how the plain the Bible is (Mark 13:32), there are some who still try to predict the day of Jesus’ return. If they would only treat the day like they do the way!

What do I mean by such? Well, have you ever heard anyone try to teach that Jesus Continue reading

#consistency, #eschatology, #respect-for-authority, #second-coming

The only thing getting left behind in the rapture is the scriptures

To believe in the rapture (per premillennial doctrine) you have to leave the scriptures behind.

Premillennialism teaches that Jesus’ rapturous return will be “silent”, but the scriptures teach that Jesus’ return will be anything but quiet: Continue reading

#eschatology, #premillennialism, #rapture, #second-coming