Sunday, September 17, 2017
Reach the Lost
Today’s Bible Reading: Ezekiel 42-44; Revelation 22
Journal Entry on a passage from today’s reading:
Topic: Second Coming
SCRIPTURE: Revelation 22: 7, 12, 20
Jesus says repeatedly, “I am coming soon!”:
7 "Behold, I am coming soon!..." (Rev 22:7 NIV)
12 "Behold, I am coming soon!... (Rev 22:12 NIV)
20 … "Yes, I am coming soon." (Rev 22:20 NIV)
What an exciting and energizing word this is from the Lord Jesus himself! Jesus IS coming again. This reality makes me think of two things:
First, the joyous actuality of Jesus physically coming to set this world right again is, in Shakespearean terms, “a consummation devoutly to be wished.” By receiving Christ as Savior and Lord the curse has already been lifted from my soul, but then it will finally be lifted from creation as well.
Secondly, it gives me a renewed sense of urgency to reach out to lost people before Jesus comes to finalize everything. Then it will be too late; for then will be the time for judgment.
Lord Jesus, help me reach the lost for You. Show me the ways and means. In Your name. Amen –AP