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Waiting For The Lord’s Return

by Larry Miles

LarryMiles2017     Jesus  is coming again!  We have  His  promise in John 14:1-6, the testimony of the   angels in Acts 1:9-11 and  many other  promises in the rest of the New Testament.

In I Thes. 1:9-10 the Apostle Paul commends the church at Thessalonica  for their service to the Lord.  He recounts in  I Thes. 1:9 their journey   from  idolatry  to serving Jesus.  He further states that they  were a serving  congregation.  Since we serve the “living and  true God,”  Since he could come  at any  moment—we  must be ready at all times—we must be active in His  work at  all times. We  must  put  our faith into action. We must  be seeking the lost and striving to strengthen the saved.  Mission work and evangelism does not  stop with conversion—the  more we  learn about Jesus and  His  Church and the Word of God—we will be  mission minded.

Jesus  has  told  us to be  waiting and  watching for  the  time  he  will come back for us.  But  we  must  not  be  idle; we must as the  song  goes, “we’ll work  ‘till Jesus  comes.”  Some in the  New Testament were condemned  because they  were   not  active in the Lord’s service while waiting for His coming. That must  never  be said  of us.  We will be  rescued from the  wrath to come (I Thes. 1:10), so let’s   allow Jesus  to  equip us for  service.  He has  provided much for us if we  will only  appropriate it. Let’s always  seek to  reach the lost and  strengthen the  saved!

 

Larry Miles is Co-Editor of Word and Work

 




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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

2 corinthians 1:3-4