So many have asked me why I talk about the coming of Jesus so much. I talk about Him because we are living in the last days. Believe it or not, if no talks about the coming of Jesus that is not going to stop Him from coming like He said He would.
Sometimes we think if we don’t talk about something that it will just go away. Brothers and sisters, if no on the face of the earth talks about the coming of Jesus that’s not going to stop Him from coming back one day.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 says: "For you know quite well that the day the Lord returns will come unexpectedly like a thief in the night." 2 Peter 3:9-10 says: "The Lord isn’t really being slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief."
Early Monday morning about 1 a.m., there were several tornado warnings for the city of Conway and surrounding areas. They sounded the alarm to warn people to take cover because a tornado was coming upon us and wanted us to prepare for it. It’s going to be the same way when Jesus comes back, He is going to come unexpectedly. In other words no one will be expecting Him. It could be noon, it could be 6 p.m., or it can be 1 a.m. just like it was Monday when the tornado alarm sounded.
But it will be different when Jesus comes back. There won’t be any sounding of an alarm, no sirens will go off warning us to take cover. Because Jesus is coming to the city of Conway and the surrounding areas, there’s only going to be the sound of a trumpet then the Lord will descend from Heaven with a shout. And the dead in Christ will be the first to go up with Him in the sky.
Matthew 24:36 reads: "However, no one knows the day nor the hour when these things will happen not even the Angels in Heaven or the Son Himself. Only the Father knows when Jesus will return." Amen.
When Jesus comes back to take His people out of this old sinful corrupted world, you won’t have time to ask God to forgive you of your sins. When Jesus comes back people will be surprised and astonished about what has taken place. Can you imagine how people are going to react when they find out that their Christian family members and friends are no longer around to talk to them about Jesus? Can you imagine this old world without the Holy Spirit?
Well, you can believe it or not when Jesus comes back for His people He is going to take the Holy Spirit back with Him. There will be no one holding back the power of darkness when the Holy Spirit goes back with Jesus. Brothers and sisters, all I am doing is sounding the alarm that Jesus IS Coming!
It’s up to you to prepare yourself for the coming of the Lord. Please get your house in order while there is time. To those who are in prison or jail, there is hope! And that hope is in Jesus! Put your trust in Him for salvation. Just because you are locked up down here doesn’t mean you can’t go up when Jesus comes back for his people. I love you all and be blessed…
Marcus Chandler is a longtime pastor and columnist. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 908-9507.