He's Coming To Get You!

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”

John 14:1-3

I’ve got some good news for you today if you are in Christ today. He (Jesus) is coming for you! No reason to worry or be afraid, as Jesus coming in the clouds is part of His rescue operation. A quote I read says, “We are not just looking for something to happen, we are looking for Someone to come!” That someone is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ, who promised that one day He would return in the clouds for His bride and take us home to be with Him forever! No long lines at the airport to wait in, no worry the flight will be canceled or delayed. He who promised is faithful.

The same way Jesus came at a specific time in human history at His first coming, when He was born into this world, He likewise will come for His bride when the “Rapture” occurs prior to Jesus Second Coming to earth. Don’t forget, in the Rapture Jesus doesn’t come to the earth like He will at His Second Coming. In the Rapture, the church, the bride of Christ will be “caught up” and raptured away to be with the Lord in the Air. The Rapture and Second Coming of Jesus are two distinct events. So, the good news for me and you today as Christian's is this. We aren't looking for events, for certain things to happen, we are eagerly looking and waiting for our Savior to come to us and for us just as He has always done.

The first church lived with an awareness and hope that Jesus could return at any moment and they lived their lives each day with that knowledge that the same way Jesus ascended into the clouds that we read about in Acts chapter 1, He would one day return in like manner in the clouds. It motivated the church to stay focused, to be about His business and to dedicate themselves to a living holy lives. The church that lives with that same awareness today is the same church that lives with a greater sense of Jesus presence and His purpose, as well an excitement that TODAY could actually be the very day Jesus returns for us and takes us to home to heaven where we will spend eternity with Him. What a day that is going to be!

Keep your eyes on Jesus! When you and I do, everything else just falls into place! Ponder this thought the Lord keeps bringing to my mind as of late, “Christianity is not a destination to achieve, it is a relationship to be enjoyed”. I pray you really enjoy Jesus today, loved one, knowing Jesus is praying for us right now and preparing a place for us too and when it's time, and when He’s done He will come for us and take us home. Jesus promised, and He who promised is faithful! He's coming soon, He's coming for me and He’s coming for you! The question is, are you ready?

"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words."

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18


Michael Osthimer





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