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Thursday, June 28, 2012

What is He Waiting On? Perhaps, YOU!

Have you ever wondered why it is that Jesus has not come back yet?  Have you ever wondered when he will come back?  Maybe you are one who actually wonders if he really will come back.   I assure you, he is and he will!  Why am I so confident in saying that?  Because the Bible tells me so!  

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

The day of the Lord will come!!  It will come without warning.  Men and women who make predictions about Him coming are wrong.  They are teaching false doctrines.  Don't follow their teachings.  Only trust in God's Word and what it says.

 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
2 Peter 3:10

So, what is He waiting on?  Why hasn't God said, "It is time!"?  Why hasn't Jesus already come back?  Well, maybe he is waiting on YOU!  Maybe he is waiting on YOU to become one of His children.  Maybe he is waiting on YOU to tell someone about Jesus.  Maybe he is waiting on YOU to come back to him.  Maybe you've fallen away.  He doesn't want anyone to be lost!

Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
2 Peter 3:11-14

God wants you and everyone else to be saved, but He will not force you to follow Him and follow His Word.  He is patient and waits.....for you....for others.  Not everyone is going to be saved.  Not everyone is going to heaven, although He wants everyone to live there with Him in eternity.  Unfortunately, some decide to follow Him, but then turn away from Him.  They decide to live a life based on what they believe is right, instead of living their life for Him.  Many believe false doctrine that teach things that aren't true.  Be on your guard, the Bible says.  Read for yourself about salvation.  Find out for yourself what you must do to be saved.  

15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvationjust as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
2 Peter 3:15-18

Yes, perhaps He is waiting on YOU!  Don't make Him wait any longer.  Some day He is coming and He wants to take YOU with Him!

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