Will Jesus Come Again?
"In my Father's home [heaven] there are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me."1
At Christmas time—year after year—the world is dramatically reminded that God sent his Son, Jesus, to save lost mankind from his sin and its devastating consequences of eternal damnation. Christmas is also a good reminder that Jesus is coming back to earth for all who have accepted him as their personal Savior.
There are many references in the Old Testament section of the Bible that predicted Christ's first coming to earth—an event that is an indisputable fact of history. According to Bible scholars there are 318 references in the New Testament about Christ's second coming to earth. And as every prediction in the Old Testament regarding Christ's first coming was fulfilled in minutest detail, we can be just as certain that every prediction in the New Testament regarding Christ's second coming will also be fulfilled in minutest detail.
Jesus is coming again. God promised it in his Word, the Bible. Jesus himself promised it as well. And all the signs that Jesus and the Bible said would precede his second coming are evident today, also reminding us that Christ's return could be very soon. The important question is: If Jesus were to come today, would you be ready?
For help to make sure you are ready for Jesus Christ's return, see the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian" at: http://tinyurl.com/real-christian.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, how can I ever thank you enough for your great Christmas love gift to me and to the world. In appreciation for all you have done for me, I surrender my heart and life afresh to you. Please use me in whatever way you will to be a part of your plan to spread the gospel to the world in which I live and in some way to people around the world. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Jesus in John 14:2-3 (NIV).