How often do you think about the coming of the Lord? Until recently, it wasn’t something that crossed my mind. At the end of last year, I read the book of Revelation and quasi-studied it. I find myself there again. The book frightened me as a kid; the idea of the anti-Christ, armageddon, wars, and so on; wasn’t something I wanted to read.
As I began to read and peruse commentaries, I began to see the importance of reading the book; it even says at the beginning that there is a blessing in reading it1. I woke up to the fact that everything centers around Israel and that Jesus is coming back in love and in defense of His people, the Jews.
Peter warned that there would be people who scoff at the idea of the Lord’s coming. 2 Peter 3:1-4 NKJV “Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
Most of us would say we are not mockers, and that may be true, but are we looking for the coming of the Lord? Do we consider Jesus’ words in Matthew twenty-four and twenty-five?
I know we have heard it all our lives, and some may remember the predictions of 1988 and Y2K, but those things do not negate the fact that Jesus is really coming back. We are in the time of the Fall Feasts of the Lord. These are the only feasts that have yet to be fulfilled. Look up our redemption is drawing near. The rapture may not happen by the end of the day, but if it doesn’t we still need to heed the warning of Scripture and not be caught unaware. We don’t want to be one that squanders or hides the talent we have been given by the Lord.
- Revelation 1:3