The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to Him. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him. For the royal power belongs to the Lord, He rules all the nations (Psalm 22:27-28 NLT).
Do we believe this? That Our King is coming?
That every knee will bow and every tongue confess?
We know not everyone will be at the wedding feast, for not everyone has received the washing by His blood.
Yet … there is time. He has granted us time.
Our King of Kings reigns now, from the heavenly courts, where He is seated at the right hand of God. Jesus with holes in His hands and feet is counting sheep, running after the lost sheep, and giving all glory to the Father.Tweet
And this glory, this unfathomable glory Jesus gives to Our Father, and Our Father showers upon His Son, is heaven’s gift of hope each time we get a glimpse:
In teaching Martha to trust Him further after Lazarus had died, Jesus says,
“Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40).
The King shall return and what shall He find?
How many will believe they see Jesus in the clouds? How many will shrink in fear and eternal regret?
An evangelist I heard over the weekend referred to Jesus’s return as “airhorse 1”.
Yes, Lord, we look for You on a larger-than-life white steed surrounded by and followed by Your mighty angels to do Your bidding. Though You lived here before, Lord, You remind us again and again, the old will pass away.
See I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind (Isaiah 65:17).
Only this time, Lord, this new time, this final time, You will establish Your Kingdom as You have foretold. The old will pass away. No more broken, groaning earth. No more separation except of saints and the wicked. No more heaven as we may have imagined it. For You will usher Your bride to the new Jerusalem where Your glory fills each moment, for we will never be far from You again.
Our coming King is the One Jerusalem hoped for in ancient times. May Jews worldwide come to believe Jesus is the Messiah.
[Jesus speaking] “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).
I know some of us cannot wait until Jesus returns. I hear your lament about this world, about your life, about the tragedy, about the court case, about the Covid, about the unemployment.
Join me, let’s trust Him to return in His perfect timing.
Join me, let’s trust Him to lead us to be His vessels while in the wait.
Join me, let’s trust Him to prepare us to serve our King forever, unto the glory of Him.
Then I saw heaven opened and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems, and He has a name written that no one knows but Himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which He is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS (Revelation 19:11-16).
Let us not be sloths while we wait for Jesus.
Let us bow now to Our King who is and was and is still to come.
Let us rise to be the bride, a true bride of Christ in our hearts, working and waiting, praying and praising, loving and rebuking, taking our beautiful feet to all the earth to tell of His love and forgiveness of sins.
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband (Revelation 21:2).
Good evening! Thank you for joining me with Jesus in our midst.
May God bless you abundantly.
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In His love,