when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.
Jesus is coming back. We don’t know when, it could be tomorrow, it could be 10,000 years from now… but it’s a fact, He is returning. Sometimes we get so caught-up in the here-and-now benefits of being a Christian (or at least what we think we should get) or how we should live day-to-day (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing to contemplate) that we miss the fact that all of history is pointing to A DAY. Jesus and His angels are gonna come in hot! Are those persecuting the church? Is there someone making your life hard because you’re a Christian? Is anyone mocking Believers on Social Media… we don’t have to worry about “getting even” with them. We can simply feel sorry for them. Pity is the proper response to the unbeliever, or the person who thinks they are a Christian, but don’t honestly follow Jesus (how terribly sad). Jesus is coming. Wonderful news for Christians, literally the worst possible news for those who are not. We don’t have to worry about jihadists getting “justice,” they will, they certainly… make no mistake about it. Here comes the judge and executioner. This is not the “hipster Jesus” pictured asking us to all get along, this is a King coming to bring a reckoning, it’s going to happen… be sure you are ready, be sure your family is ready, be sure your neighbors are ready. RUN to church, huddle with Believers, worship, pray, study God’s Word, and live it out. Eternity is long… don’t be wrong. We will bring Him glory and we will MARVEL at the spectacle. And all because you believe… make sure you do!