Suddenly! 2


Have you ever experienced a situation when you tell a man on the street that Jesus Christ is coming back soon and they make jest of you? Some go as far as practically quoting 2 Peter 3:4 (unknowingly) sarcastically asking when is He coming, after all from the time they could remember it has been said He is coming. So does so many in the Body of Christ, they mouth His coming but their actions belie the truth. So many try to prepare for the eventualities of life but very few are preparing for The Day. No matter what scientists, philosophers and star gazers say, Jesus Christ is coming back AGAIN. If I may ask, beyond the looking forward to a more fulfilling job, arrival of a new car, financial breakthroughs, fulfilling relationships, how prepared are you for His coming? In Malachi 3:1, the Word of God talks about the sudden coming of the Lord to His temple. You might say there is a delay but in 2Peter 3:15a we see that the delay is for our salvation so that no man would have an excuse at His appearing. The Bible says “like a thief in the night He will come…” This means the world will be caught unawares. But as children of the Most High God, this day must not come on us as a surprise but we must look forward to that day by living holy and godly lives. This is nonnegotiable because the word of God is clear that no sinner will behold His face for He is Holy! Unfortunately, a lot of children of God have lost their sense of urgency for the quest for carnal and perishable things. That is why the Lord in Matthew 6:33 commands us to “…seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” (AMP) This was not an advice but a command! What do you seek on a daily basis: your daily bread and your well-being? Friend, we must seek Him as our vital need and necessity on a daily basis.  “And the Lord whom you seek shall suddenly come to His temple.” He is coming, and no stopping Him! The truth is if you truly seek Him then you will wait and earnestly desire His appearing with joy.  No matter how sudden it may be, His awaited sudden appearance will not take you by surprise when you actually seek Him. If the sound of His coming fills your heart with trepidation or you constantly search for a reason why He should not come now, then it is important you find the essence of your living and trace your steps back to God. Everything you see around you today is winding to a close and time is running out, but it is sad to note that a lot of God’s children are not aware of the times we are in. Every word of God concerning us is true but we must walk in spirit and in truth with God so as not to miss out on the glorious appearance and marriage feast of the Lamb. If I may ask you again under God, what do you seek? Or what are you seeking? Jesus is coming back again and He is already through the door, how prepared are you? Everything you see in the world will melt away. Is this going to be the kind of system that you are going to be bound to or you would rather set your affections on the system of God’s Kingdom that endures forever? Friends, it is time we re-focus and invest our entire lives into God and His Kingdom. I do believe God has brought this message your way to do you good. It is foolishness to invest your whole life in a system that will melt away. Psalm 16:8 “I have set the Lord always before me because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Make the Lord your priority today and see God move on your behalf. At the same time “…make every effort to be found in peace without spot or blemish before Him.” -2Peter3:14b. The return of the Lord is at hand! Let us endeavour to live a life that is worthy of Him and when He comes we will not be ashamed! God bless you as you prepare your heart for His return. 

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