Jesus: Coming Soon

Do you believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus is coming back soon?

I know I do.

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

– Matthew 24:26

My friend recently told me of a theology theory: When Israel signs a treaty, that’s a sign that God is coming back. Satan will try to deceive us by pretending to be a miracle worker but really causing havoc among the world. Then, God will come back, and take us to Heaven. We will fight against Satan, and we will win. Good will triumph over evil.

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

I’m not completely sure of this theory. It might be a false one, or a just a misunderstanding.

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

–  Revelation 22:12-13
But I am completely sure of one thing.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

 – John 14:3

Jesus is coming back.

And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.

-Matthew 24:31-33

Prepare your hearts for His return. Spread His love across the universe. Learn kindness, compassion, honesty. Live by the Ten Commandments. But the most important of these is spreading His Love.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

-Revelation 1:8

Prepare your hearts.

Spread His Word.

Obey His commands.

He’s coming soon.

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Forgive, But Don’t Forget

So, I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a lot of hate in my heart lately. Against who? Various people – some even my best friends. Why? Because, even if I’ve forgiven them already, I go back on what they did and I feel angry again.

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Forgive and forget.” That’s not true. No, you shouldn’t hold grudges against others, but you shouldn’t forget their sin. Why? Because the point of forgiveness is acknowledging what they did and loving them anyways. 

Be aware of their trespasses against you. At fieat, this may lead your thoughts to how wrong they were, but instead think of the kind things they’ve done to you – if you can’t find any, look harder

Nothing hurts harder than insincere forgiveness. After they apologized, start loving them instead of grudging them. Here’s a list of things you shouldn’t do when or after another person apologizes:

  • Remind them of more things to apologize for. Listen, they’ve already put down their pride to say sorry for what went wrong in the first place – don’t push.
  • Going over every detail of what they did wrong with them. They already know that they sinned – by doing that, you’re just supporting pride.
  • Talk against them later. You already said that you forgive them – if later you turn your words on them, you’re little better than a traitor.
  • Have pity-parties. Okay, so it’s  kind of fun to go ever how you’ve been wronged and sympathize with yourself. But  really feeding Satan.

What if you apologize but that person doesn’t forgive you? There’s a simple answer – forgive that person for not forgiving you. 😉

Thank You for reading today – may God bless you!

 

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