Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. Revelation 22:7
I’ll be right back.
That’s what Jesus said to us in some of His last words recorded in Scripture. He’ll be right back. He’s coming soon. We can expect Him to return at any moment.
This is like when we say to our children, Daddy needs to go into the store for a second, but I’ll be right back. I have to go get something for you, but in just a little while, you’ll see me again.
The incredible thing about these words Jesus left us with is that He is talking to us. He’s speaking directly to you! Hey, Jesus passed a note to you and it says He’s coming quickly!
Do you believe it? You’ve got the note, right there in any Bible, written in plain red letters. You can read it for yourself, but do you believe it? Do you believe Him?
That is step number one-believe in Jesus Christ. Get that base covered so that when He comes, He is coming for you. We do not simply believe in any random higher power. No, there is no other higher power, no other name by which we can be saved. It is Jesus Christ alone. He is my only hope, and He needs to be your only hope, too.
I hope, too, that when I say these things, it isn’t like I have to coerce you into believing. The truth is there-Jesus is coming, and whether or not we have accepted His death on our behalf does determine our eternal fate-but I do not want to give you a repent or else message.
Jesus paid for all our mistakes because of His love, and then He left to prepare a place for us. When He returns for us, He is coming as a bridegroom to receive His bride unto Himself. I do not think He wants to return for a bride who only chose Him because they feared His wrath (no matter how real that is!). I think He is returning for a bride that genuinely loves Him and delights to think about His return.
Turn your heart toward this love. Go beyond believing in Jesus. Love Him! Long for His return! And then rejoice, for He is coming quickly.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You that You are coming soon! I believe in You and in Your return, but I want more than this. Please help me as I turn my heart to love You.