‘Behold, I come quickly.’ (Revelation 22:7)
‘And, behold, I come quickly;’ (Revelation 22:12)
Jesus says it, and His Word never fails. Twice He says it in the last chapter of the Bible, our ‘more sure word of prophecy’. Jesus will come, and He will come quickly.
Some may scoff and say, it has been slightly over two thousand years and Christ still hasn’t come. In fact, 2 Peter 3:3-4 predicts a prevailing attitude of indifference. The scoffers will ask, ‘Where is the promise of his coming?’ They will reject the Bible prophecies as fake, and continue living a life of sin.
But if we think about it, all the events unfolding in the world right now point to that conclusion: the second coming of Jesus. Israel has reunified since 1948. There are wars and rumors of wars. Famine, and pestilences, and earthquakes occur in diverse places. Some signs have already been fulfilled.
With the modern technology (such as the internet), it is now more possible than ever before for the Gospel to be preached to far flung places of the world. Yet another sign soon to be fulfilled. ‘And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.’ (Matthew 25:14)
When the signs are staring us right in the face, shall we turn a blind eye and ignore?
It is really sobering to think of how soon Christ will return. It might very well happen in our generation. Are we prepared for His coming?
Yet why don’t we reflect more upon this event that will definitely occur? Why do we give more weight to politics and business and everything else under the sun, but this simple awe-inducing fact?
When Jesus comes, most of our earthly cares will not matter one whit. It is also true when we die and leave this world, to stand before God in judgment.
May the Lord grant us ears to hear, and receive this truth.