Memorise Revelation 22:20
“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
WHAT ARE THE DISTINCTIVES OF REFORMED THEOLOGY? (VII)
The Reformed Faith looks forward expectantly to the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ. As the very last paragraph of the Westminster Confession of Faith reads: “As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of judgment, both to deter all men from sin; and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity: so will he have that day unknown to men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come; and may be ever prepared to say, Come Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.”
We do not know the day or the hour of His return, but we know that it must be at hand. This ought to give us a sense of urgency in all our service for the Lord. The church must ever be mindful of its great tasks and faithfully carry them out. It must preach the Word; it must evangelize; it must teach the children so that they may be prepared for the evil days. Above all, the earnest prayer of the church and every believer is for Christ’s soon coming, “Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).
Dearest teen, how were you saved? Was it not that someone told you about Jesus and your need for a Saviour? It is your turn now to pass this precious truth on. Help to rescue perishing souls. You can pray, you can give and you can go if the opportunity arises. Arise and be a good and faithful servant of the Lord. Also, do not forget to live knowing His coming draws near. If you knew Jesus was coming today, would you be prepared? Or would you be wishing you had time to sort out your life? Or perhaps wishing for more time to witness to unsaved friends or loved ones you have been neglecting to do so? Be prepared, for the Lord may return any day!
Thought: Our hope and joy is the rapture, before Jesus’s Second Coming.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always live in the light of the rapture of the church and the soon coming of my Lord Jesus Christ.