by Scott Holtan
Revelation 22:6-7, 18-20 “The one who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” v. 20
When I was a young boy, we always said the prayer: Come Lord Jesus, be our Guest, Let these gifts, to us be Blessed, Amen! – Before every meal. I still use this prayer today…
Also, while we were driving somewhere or working out in the field, I would often see the sun streaming down through breaks in the clouds creating “sunbeams” in the middle of the day. I had seen a similar scene in pictures depicting heaven, so I would say – “Here comes Jesus!” thinking that heaven had finally opened and Jesus was coming.
We do not know when Jesus will return to claim us and take us to live with Him in Heaven. But He has said that He is coming soon several times. We can use these verses as a warning, or as a promise.
We have been instructed to stay true to these Words of Prophesy. Not to change them in any way. We must not add anything to them or take anything away.
Are you ready? Are you truly preparing the way of the Lord? I no longer fear death because I believe in the promises of God’s Word in the Bible. I believe that the Lord wants us to live our lives here on Earth and enjoy it as much as possible, and share His story of His sacrifice by giving up His only Son to save us from our sins. His promise of “Coming Soon” means that we should be ready for Him to walk around the corner at any time…
God, this is the day you have made.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may rejoice and be glad in it.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may surrender to you my agenda and to-do list.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may receive today your love from the ones you have blessed to give it to me.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I may share today your love with the ones you have blessed me to give it to.
Come now Lord Jesus, so I, all people, and all creation may be awake and ready for the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ, and the glorious end of days.