When Christ Comes – Oct 29-Nov 2 TVD

It is to our shame that we give little thought to the return of Christ when it is such a hope-giving, faith-sustaining theme of the NT. Furthermore, when we do think of Christ’s return, we hardly ever dwell on the central purpose. Some evangelicals only see Christ’s return as their escape from the tribulation. Others view it much the same way as moving to another home. We will just change locations, change addresses. If thoughts continue, we drift into the beauties of heaven, the unimaginable of “forever,” and reunion with friends and family. If we think of Christ’s return, we usually think of all the benefits it will secure for us. This is not Paul’s emphasis on Christ’s return. In fact, we overlook so many times the greatest benefit secured for us by his return is HIM not these lesser, secondary accessories! 2 Thessalonians 1:10 – “when He comes on that day to be glorified in His saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.” The return of Christ is about Christ! The stunning display of His glorious perfections will sweep us away. We will glory in Him as our eternal Savior, basking in His radiant glory! We will marvel not at streets of gold or reunion with family but at the beauty and majesty of the Son of God. We will marvel that One so lovely could or would save ones so vile as we. We will marvel at His infinite power and might to slay the enemy with the breath of His mouth. He will come one day, and we will marvel forevermore. Think on this when you think of Him!