Title: The Urgency Preparing for the Second Coming Of Our Creator
As believers, we are called to live our lives in anticipation of the glorious return of our Creator, Jesus Christ. The promise of His second coming is a cornerstone of our faith, and we must understand the importance of being prepared for this momentous event. In this article, we will explore why we must be ready for the second coming of our Creator, supported by scripture from the Holy Bible.
1. Fulfillment of Prophecy:
The second coming of Jesus Christ represents the fulfilment of numerous prophecies found throughout the Bible. The Old Testament prophesied His coming as the Messiah, while the New Testament speaks of His triumphant return as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus Himself said in Matthew 24:30, “Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”
2. Why is Jesus taking so long to return:
Jesus is patiently waiting to come back because He is giving humanity as much time as possible to choose and follow Him. Jesus wants as many people as possible to repent and return to heaven with Him. 2 Peter 3:8-9 says, “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
3. Accountability for Our Actions:
The second coming of Christ will mark the final judgment of all humanity. As believers, we are called to live holy and righteous lives, knowing we will be held accountable for our actions. In 2 Corinthians 5:10, it is written, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.” Our preparation involves obeying God’s Word, seeking His forgiveness, and striving to walk blamelessly before Him.
4. Eternal Reward:
The second coming of our Creator will bring about the culmination of God’s redemptive plan for humanity. Those who have faith in Jesus Christ will receive their eternal reward. In Revelation 22:12, Jesus declares, “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.” Our preparation involves investing in spiritual treasures rather than earthly possessions, knowing that our valid reward lies in the eternal kingdom of God.
5. Eternal Consequences:
Conversely, those who reject the salvation offered through Jesus Christ will face eternal consequences. The second coming will mark the separation of the righteous from the unrighteous. In 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9, it is written, “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.” Our preparation involves sharing the hope of salvation with others and living as a witness for Christ’s love and truth.
The second coming of our Creator is an event of unparalleled significance. As believers, we must be prepared for this momentous occasion. We do so by living in obedience to God’s Word, investing in spiritual treasures, and sharing the hope of salvation with others. Let us heed the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:44, “Therefore, you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” May we live each day with a sense of urgency, faithfully anticipating and preparing for the glorious return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
We know Jesus’ second coming will be a literal event and will be just like He went to heaven the first time. Acts 1:9-11 says the following, “Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.’”