Je­sus Will Come Again In The Same Way He As­cended

McDonald County Press - - CHURCH - Randy Moll DE­VO­TION BY RANDY MOLL. SCRIP­TURE QUOTED FROM THE KING JAMES VER­SION OF THE BI­BLE.

“And while they looked sted­fastly to­ward heaven as he went up, be­hold, two men stood by them in white ap­parel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gaz­ing up into heaven? this same Je­sus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like man­ner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”

— Acts 1:10-11 (Read 1-11). To­day is As­cen­sion Day, 40 days af­ter Easter, the day on which Chris­tians cel­e­brate the glorious as­cen­sion of Je­sus to the right hand of God the Fa­ther in heaven, a po­si­tion of power and au­thor­ity in which Je­sus rules over and fills all things for the fur­ther­ance and es­tab­lish­ment of His eter­nal king­dom (cf. Eph­e­sians 1:1923; Daniel 2:44).

And this Word of God, which was spo­ken by an­gels to the dis­ci­ples who had just wit­nessed Je­sus’ as­cen­sion into heaven, teaches us that Je­sus Christ will re­turn vis­i­bly in the clouds of glory on the Last Day.

The Bi­ble says: “Be­hold, he cometh with clouds; and ev­ery eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kin­dreds of the earth shall wail be­cause of him. Even so, Amen” (Rev­e­la­tion 1:7).

As Je­sus as­cended into heaven, so He shall also re­turn on the Last Day, the Day of Judg­ment. Ev­ery eye will see Him! Are you ready for His re­turn and judg­ment? Are you pre­pared to meet Him?

Dear Lord Je­sus Christ, as Thou hast as­cended up into heaven to the right hand of God the Fa­ther, so come again and take us to be with Thee for­ever. Gra­ciously keep us in the true faith so that, on that Day, we may greet Thee with joy and not with sor­row. Grant this unto us for the sake of Thy holy life and bit­ter suf­fer­ings and death upon the cross in our stead. Amen.

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