Waiting For The Lord’s Return

            Jesus  is coming again! We have  His  promise in John 14:1-6, the testimony of the  angels in Acts 1:9-11 and  many other  promises in the rest of the New Testament. 

            In I Thes. 1:9-10 the Apostle Paul commends the church at Thessalonica  for their service to the Lord.  He recounts in I Thes. 1:9 their journey from idolatry to serving Jesus.  He further states that they were a serving  congregation. Since we serve the “living and  true God;” since he could come  at any  moment—we  must be ready at all times—we must be active in His work at  all times. We  must put our faith into action. We must be seeking the lost and striving to strengthen the saved.  Mission work and evangelism does not stop with conversion—the  more we  learn about Jesus and  His Church and the Word of God—we will be  mission minded.

            Jesus  has  told  us to be  waiting and  watching for  the  time  He  will come back for us.  But  we  must not be  idle; we must as the  song  goes, “we’ll work  ‘till Jesus  comes.”  Some in the  New Testament were condemned  because they  were  not active in the Lord’s service while waiting for His coming. That must never  be said  of us.  He has  provided much for us if we  will only  appropriate it. Let’s always seek to  reach the lost and strengthen the  saved!

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