Friday, November 07, 2008

Power and Great Glory!

November 7: Matthew 24

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:29-31

Power and Great Glory

When Christ returns, will He come in secret? Will He be seen only by His children, and not by the children of the world? Matthew 24:27 tells us,

For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

No, it will not be in secret; neither will the signs right before His return be done in secret!

The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

People will certainly know that something catastrophic is happening, will they not? For the unbelievers, it will be a day of terror!

Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

But, what of the believers, the true church of Christ? What is a terror to the ungodly will be a moment of power and great glory for the true saints of God.

And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

It is the great story of the righteous "little guy" winning over the "big bad wolf," except this "story" is true! Where will you be when Christ returns? What will your reaction be?

Do not be fooled by the popular themes of our time; God, alone, reigns supreme, and Christ, His Son, will return for His people with power and great glory!

God Bless You,
Linda

All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible.

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