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July 16, 2017

EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS

by Leslie John

Leslie M. John

Even so, Come, Lord Jesus

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen”. (Revelation 22:20-21)

O, what a blessed assurance our Lord Jesus Christ gave us that we will see Him face to face when comes again. He is coming again soon!

It is not by silver and gold by which we are saved but we are saved by the precious blood of Lord Jesus Christ. We received our salvation free of cost. He saved us from perishing and gave us everlasting life because we believed in Him that He is the Son of God, very God Himself, incarnate in the form of servant, and in the likeness of man, and dwelt among us. It is indeed amazing that such a great God at whose command storms calm down, came down and dwelt among us.  He gave His life for our sake in order to justify us and reconcile us unto Himself.

Lord Jesus Christ revealed His promise to John that he is coming again as written in the book of Revelation. In reply John says, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”

We praise God every day for the hope He bestowed in us that He will receive us.  We are the members of His body, the Church, and He is the head of the Church.

When the “Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall 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”. (cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

We are so glad that we will receive our rewards at the judgment seat of Christ in the mid-air and after a period of seven years we will descend along with our Lord Jesus Christ onto the Mount of Olives at Jerusalem and reign with Him.

The blessing that at the end of the thousand years we will not be judged for our sins, but will continue to be with the Lord Jesus Christ and reign for ever and ever is so comforting to us.

The wicked and the unjust will be judged and they will be cast in to the lake of fire, along with Satan and his fallen angels. John ardently desired that Jesus should come soon and the last verse in the Bible bestows on us the grace of Lord Jesus Christ “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:21)

Lord Jesus Christ said on the “Sermon on the mount” that if any one hears His words and follow them he will be like the one who builds his house upon a rock; the might descend, or the floods might hit the house, or the winds might beat that house, but nothing will happen to the house, because the foundation is upon the rock and, therefore, is strong.

On the contrary if anyone does not hear the words of Lord Jesus Christ and does not follow them, his construction of the house will be like the one, who builds it upon the sand. When the rain descends, or when the floods come about, or when the winds blow on to his house it would be blown off.

The faith in Jesus as our Lord and accepting Him as our personal Savior is so comforting that we have everlasting life in glorified bodies. Lord Jesus Christ bore our sins on the cross of Calvary and paid for our sins once and for all. Whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Our first parents in the garden of Eden were curious to know as to what happens if they ate fruit from the forbidden tree, and such curiosity never ceased even among the present generation, who become the date setters for the coming of Jesus in spite of Lord Jesus Christ asserting that none but the Father only knows the timing of His coming again. Until He comes may we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ instead of finding the probable date of His coming?

This good news has been passing on through His servants to as many as possible from the time the Holy Spirit came upon those who were waiting for him at Jerusalem after the ascension of Lord Jesus Christ. He is in us and wants us to proclaim His Gospel.

The good news of our Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed will not go in vain. It will achieve its purpose for which it was sent. The word of God proclaimed either through the mouth or through the written media will certainly achieve its purpose for which it was sent. We may not see the results immediately but God knows where the fruit lies.

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”. (Isaiah 55:11)

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20)

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