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"Behold I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." -Revelation 3:11
In this statement we find the explicit promise from our Lord that He is coming again. Wherein, we the church exist in a second era of advent, patient expectation, waiting upon the second arrival of our promised Redeemer. This notion is certainly challenging and has been ruinous to the faith of some. The Apostle Peter shared his thoughts as inspired by the Holy Spirit, writing:
"...knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.'
But we, the household of faith, wait with purposeful expectation. We find here too that we will be challenged for our crown in that season of waiting! But it is ours to keep or surrender. May Christ give us the faith through our expectation to hold fast to Him no matter the severity of our challenge. Lord come quickly.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.