PRAYER: Dear LORD JESUS CHRIST, I need YOUR help wholly, yet Longing to see YOUR face, I rejoice in the anticipation of YOUR coming again, help my Soul, Spirit and Body to love, serve and wait on YOU!
WHY PRAY THIS?: The Christian way of life involves both serving GOD and waiting for CHRIST’s return. This idea of waiting for CHRIST is our focus for this week. A few years back Apostle Paul used similar language, when writing to his converts in Corinth:
“I thank my GOD always on your behalf, for the grace of GOD which is given you by JESUS CHRIST; that in every thing ye are enriched by HIM, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of CHRIST was confirmed in you: so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST: who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. GOD is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of HIS SON JESUS CHRIST our LORD.”
1 Corinthians 1:4-9
NOTE: In what may have been his last letter, Apostle Paul also speaks of the crown of righteousness that the LORD will award him on that Day, and not only to him, he adds, but also to all who have loved JESUS CHRIST appearing anytime from now (study 2 Timothy 4:8).
I have come to realise that “To love JESUS’ appearing and to wait for HIM are two different ways of expressing the same attitude in reality”. Remember Revelation 22:17 says: “And the SPIRIT and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Therefore, if you are or willing to be part of the Beneficiaries of HIS coming: You must be preparing yourself now, boosting your GP so well with absolute influence of the HOLY SPIRIT, so you will be ready for JESUS second coming. Peace be unto You!