JESUS PROMISED TO RETURN; HE CANNOT GO BACK ON HIS WORD
8-7-13, Bob Hoekstra, Day By Day By Grace [Excerpted*] -- Jesus’ promise to return for His followers was given to bring them heavenly comfort. How comforting to us, in this troublesome world, to know that Jesus will be back. When the Lord Jesus spoke these words, He would soon be leaving His disciples:
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3
Throughout the history of the church, loving hearts have longed for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His word is 'golden'
He must return as He said:
The Lord said to Balaam: "Go again unto Balak and say thus; God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man that He should repent [regret] hath He said and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good? Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and He hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it." Numbers 23:16-20
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord ... Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13
He will return in like manner:
“Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. They looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up. Then, angelic messengers repeated the promise of His return. 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 1:9-11).
The hope the first disciples had, is our current hope. We must watch and pray.** Jesus will come again like He said. Hallelujah!
*Excerpted and adapted full original message here:
** Watch & Pray, Mark 13:33
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1 John 5:13
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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