基督再来 THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
“看哪，耶和华必在火中降临； 他的车辇像旋风， 以烈怒施行报应， 以火焰施行责罚；” 以赛亚书 66:15
The Lord is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. Isaiah 66:15 NIV
What would you say about a person who had made a hundred promises to you and kept ninety-nine of them? You probably would think that he was honest enough to fulfill the last promise as well, wouldn’t you?Jesus Christ has fulfilled every promise He ever made, except one. He has not yet returned. Will He?
In both the Old and New Testaments there are references to the return of the Lord. Jeremiah said that at the Lord’s coming Jerusalem will be made the throne of His glory and nations shall be gathered in representation. Ezekiel tells of a Jerusalem which is to be restored, a temple which is to be rebuilt, and a land which is to be reclaimed and blessed with prosperity at the Lord’s return. Zephaniah gives us the new song that He will teach to Israel and describes the overthrow of the false Christ.In the New Testament, Matthew likens Christ to a bridegroom coming to receive His bride. Mark sees Him as a householder going on a long journey and entrusting certain tasks to his servants until his return. To Luke, Jesus is a nobleman going to a far country to transact business and leaving his possessions with his servants that they may trade with them until he comes.John quotes Christ as saying, “I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and receive you unto myself.” The entire book of Revelation tells of the glorious return of Christ. And we can say with the apostle John, who wrote that book, “Amen, even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
What would you do differently if you knew He was coming today?