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"Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." -Revelation 22:7
Christ's promise is that He is coming again and quickly. Our temptation, two millennia removed from the these words, is to doubt and enter into a state of complacency - to ignore God's word rather than keep it. Do not cast aside your hope! Our God is faithful! Paul writes, "If in this life only we have hope we are of all men most pitiable."* Take heart! Christ is coming again. We have an eternal hope that surpasses this lifetime. He promised that He is making a place for us that where He is we should be with Him also.** Imagine! If in six days God created the earth and all of the wonders in it - how much more astounding will our heavenly home be! Do not fall into that most despicable state warned against by Peter where men scoff and say, "Since the fathers slept all is as it has been. Where is his coming?" Know this, "Christ is not slack concerning His promises but is long-suffering toward us not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."*** Watch and pray. Our Lord is coming quickly.
*1 Corinthians 15:19
***2 Peter 3:4-9
"Then he said to me, 'These words are faithful and true.' And the Lord God of the holy prophets set His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place." -Revelation 22:6
God's word is eternally faithful and true. Since it was He that spoke all creation into being by His divine utterance we can trust that His word is forever real. We don't believe blindly. We have witnessed His creation and have seen the result of the Spirit that moves.* And yet, we have the prophetic word made more sure.** His word, eternally precious, is a comfort and a help to us now - a light to our path in a world that grows dimmer. All of these things are passing away, but His words will never pass away. We are ever closer to Christ's return and His enduring word will help us to the end.
**2 Peter 1:19
"They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads." -Revelation 22:4
Some believers wrestle constantly with doubt. We wonder if we are truly Christ's child. We long for the day when we will see Him face to face. Listen as our Lord reminds by His Word daily that we are secure in His hand, and that nobody can ever snatch us away. In that glorious day there will be no doubt whose we are. We see Him in fullness, full in the face, as He sees us. We are marked with His holy name -- then visible, but now, invisible. Take heart, doubter. We who believe are marked by His name even on this side of heaven.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.