Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Even So Come Lord Jesus

Rev 22:20
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

I preached this message last Wednesday. I love reading what the writers of the Bible said as there last message to us. Here is John the Apostle finishing up one of the most mis understood books in the New Testament, and he gives us some hope to look forward too.

We should Expect His Return. The way we expect his return is we must be watching for it. If we are in sin we are not watching for his return.
We should be Excited about His Return. I am excited to know that he could back at anytime. I am excited to see what is on the other side.

Why should we want him to return.

I. The Wickedness of Society. Society is very wicked. I mean think about what has already happen this year multiple mass shootings and we are only in Feb. And if we see what is happening politically for our next president it is not looking good for us.
People are sinful
People are self-centered.

II. The Wavering of the Saint.
In our faithfulness- People in our churches just are not as faithful as they use to be. It is like pulling teeth to getting all our church meeting at every service. You know the excuses that we here. Faithfulness also to reading and praying. We all have times where we spend more time with the Lord.
In our Focus- We get our focus off the Lord entirely to easily. You know our family gets attack by the devil, or sickness pervades our homes and then we just start forgetting who is in control. God is still in control and the best thing we can do is live Is 26:3. We must keep our focus on the Lord. If we keep our eyes on him we can make it through any storm that may enter our life.
In Our Faith- In my life my faith sometimes is not as strong as it needs to be. If we would just trust God like we need we would be a whole lot better off. Easier said than done.

III. The weariness of the Saint.
Weary in the Battle- This battle is not going away, and sometimes I just get tired of battling this Wicked Flesh of mine that is my greatest problem, and then the World with its influence, and lastly the Devil. Sometimes we just get weary in the battle.

Weary in the Body- The sickness of this body just gets weary sometime, and not only that the pains we go through sometimes you just wish Jesus would come back, but lastly the Sorrow we go through is this body. The death of people we know, and the heartbreak we lots of times feel.

I did not write this to throw a pity party no. I wrote this simply to say EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS. I pray this is your prayer. The last prayer in the Bible would definitely do us good. God Bless You till next time


Chris Cline said...

Great Message.

Lord Bless...

maranatha777 said...

Excellent message, Bro. Tim. You are absolutely right! We have 150 in services on Sunday a.m. and only about 50 at night! :-( Definitely a sign of the times. I am looking forward to Christ's return!!!

Nicholas Z. Cardot said...

Those are powerful thoughts. You are so right about the wickedness of society. I think that the more you dive into the Word of God the more you will first see your own wickedness but also the more you will realize how wicked our nation and society is. Like you mentioned about the shootings, and the elections, and there are so many other things that you could point to.

Great devotional, brother. Keep it up!