Posted by: Joe Palmer | December 25, 2011

Ready or Not He’s Coming Back

Ready or Not He’s Coming Back

By Joe Palmer

Today most of the world celebrates the birth of Christ.  While we know it is not the real birthday of Jesus, the birth of Jesus was a real event. God had promised a messiah would come and the israelites had waited for many years for the coming of Jesus.  In the same way today Christians are waiting for his return.

As the disciples watched him ascend into heaven, angels visited them with this message : ““Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.””  (Acts 1:11 NKJV)  The first message from God to man as Jesus was leaving the earth was a sober warning to his disciples: “He’s coming back!”  Today more than ever we need to focus on his return.

But when will he return? No one knows when he will come back. ““But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”  (Mark 13:32 NKJV) In fact Peter warns us, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,”  (2 Peter 3:10 NKJV)

Many play games and try to predict when Christ will return.  Scoffers say he won’t return.  The real question is not, will Christ return, or when will it be, but “Are you ready?”

Joe Palmer


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