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Oh the Joy of His coming!

Scripture reading for January 18th: Mark 13, Psalm 13, Proverbs 13

Mark 13: 24-27 “”But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send out the angels and gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.””

Jesus’ last major teaching of His disciples was a warning of the coming time of great tribulation before Jesus’ second coming. Jesus told them that the tribulation would be time of great shaking of the earth and even the heavens. It would culminate with the return of “The Son of Man” in the clouds with power and great glory. The angels would gather all the elect, those trusting in Jesus Christ, from the ends of the earth and heaven! The righteous would be rewarded by their faith in Jesus and faithfulness to God’s Word. They had heeded the warning of Scripture and now will rejoice in salvation and their eternal reward. Everlasting singing and worship will mark the redeemed and they drink the fountain of Life!

Psalm 13:5-6 “But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

Prayer: Father God, You have dealt bountifully with me and I am thankful and rejoice in my promised salvation! I revere Your Word of warning for those still despising Your Word. Have mercy on them and send Your workers with Good News that they might not bring destruction on themselves or their families. I look forward with joy to Your return with the clouds of heaven and power and great glory!

Proverbs 13:13-14 “Whoever despises the Word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”

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The Glorious Return!

Scripture reading for February 26th:  Mark 13, Psalm 41, Proverbs 10

Key Scriptures: Mark 13:24-27 “”But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.  And then He will send out the angels and gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.””

Jesus gave a final prophetic warning to His disciples and us concerning the events surrounding His return in power and glory.  He described a great tribulation with trouble and wars upon the earth.  The world system would be shaken to the core, affecting even the visible creation.  After that tribulation, the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, would appear in power and glory to gather His people.  How blessed would be those who were ready for His return!

Faith Confession:  Lord, I believe in Your sudden and glorious return for Your people.  I humbly seek to be ready and help others to prepare for this amazing event, not wanting to lead anyone astray!

Proverbs 10:16-17 “The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked is sin.  Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.”

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Second Coming of Jesus!

Scripture reading for February 26th:  Numbers 25-27, Mark 13

Key Scriptures:  Mark 13:24-27  “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.  And then He will send out the angels and gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.”  

The disciples had asked Jesus about what it would be like when He came for His people.  Jesus gave them a direct answer.  Tribulation would precede His coming along with great signs in the heavens and on earth.  Jesus would come with power and great glory and His angels would gather His elect people to be with Him forever.  We are reminded of this event in Numbers as Joshua succeeds Moses in leadership.

Numbers 27:15-18 “Moses spoke to the Lord, saying, “Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation who shall go out before them and com in before them, who shall lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the Lord may not be as sheep that have no shepherd.”  So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua, the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him.””

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for choosing Jesus (Joshua) to lead us out and bring us into Your eternal inheritance.  May we be ready when He returns in power and great glory!  Amen.

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