Shout It Out-He’s Coming Back June 2018

The One who hung on a cross for us, whose back was torn apart by lashes, who was hit in the face, spat upon, pierced with a spear, mocked and persecuted with a crown of thorns pushed into His head, He’s coming back to get those who believe in Him. He will take us with Him to heaven.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

This is known as the Rapture. It refers to when our Savior, Jesus is coming for the church to lift her up into heaven. One raptured is lifted up in love. 

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Your Redeemer who provides all that you need is coming back. Your Shepherd who leads all who will follow is coming back. The Great I Am, the King of eternity the Lion of Juda, He is your lifeline and He’s coming back because of His unfailing love for us. He is our God. I call Him Teacher, Shield, Deliverer and Comforter. He is Faithful and True, El Shaddai, God Almighty, the One who was and is and is still to come and He is coming back.

Luke 17:34-35 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.

The Bible, the Holy Spirit living inside us and all the signs in these times tell us Jesus is coming back. He is coming back and we long for Him and wait patiently for Him. Our hope in Him is how we endure the trials and griefs of this world as we wait on Him.

Romans 8:18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

When He comes we should be found being faithful in sharing His Word with others, helping others and teaching others about Jesus. When He comes, let Him catch us telling unbelievers about Him, feeding the poor and lifting up the hurting ones, the brokenhearted, the ones in prisons, the homeless and helpless, the sick and the addicted.

Until He comes, do not give up nor give in. Wait patiently on the Lord. God knows the time Jesus will be sent to get us, no one else. Wait and stand on your faith in God. Jesus is your shield, your refuge to run to, your armor and His Word is your sword. Do not be afraid when the chaos of the world gets worse. It just means we are closer than ever to His coming back. Until He comes, bend down on your knees praying and thanking Him for who He is and what He has done for you and yours. Celebrate that He is our living Savior.

Will you follow Jesus or keep on doing whatever you want to do? Will you place Jesus first in your life? Will you deny yourself and do what Jesus wants you to do? Can He use your life for His purposes or are you so full of yourself and your wants there is no room for Jesus? Do you love Jesus enough to serve Him?

Don’t put it off. You don’t know when your last breath will be upon you. Make Jesus your Lord and Savior and live for Him. He will forgive you of all your sins, change and transform you. He will lead and guide you as you follow and obey Him.

Matthew 24:30-31 Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.  And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

May we all be ready for Jesus’ return at whatever time it is.

1 John 2:28 And now, dear children, continue in him so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

Ready yourselves for the coming of the Lord.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.