July 28, 2023

Revelation 22:20–21 (NKJV) — 20 He who testifies to these things says,
“Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! 21 The
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
If you are reading this God has a purpose for your life, your existence in this
world. We are to live our lives in such a way that others will see Jesus in us!
We, as followers of Christ, look forward to the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Many are praying for the quick coming of Jesus.
Jesus gives three promises.

  1. John 14:17, “The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive
    because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He
    dwells with you and will be in you.
  2. John 14:18, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”
  3. John 14:3, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again
    and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
    Christians have hope not found in a world that exists outside of Jesus.
    Followers of Christ do more than just follow. We are witnesses to the world,
    missionaries of Jesus Christ. We are the evangelists testifying to the
    salvation of Jesus. We pray for the quick coming of Jesus. What do we do
    between our accepting Jesus and His coming? We testify to the world, we
    are God’s missionary to the world. Satan has his missionaries and they are
    very effective in doing what they do.
    The Christian’s power is from God. 1 John 4:4–5, “You are of God, little
    children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than
    he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of
    the world, and the world hears them.”
    Satan’s army is powerful. God’s army is more powerful! God calls us to do
    the impossible. We are called to go beyond our perceived capabilities. We
    are called to do what only God can do through us. Jesus promises to come
    quickly. We do not know what “quickly” is. We do know God has given us a
    commission. Matthew 28:19–20, “19 Go therefore and make disciples of all
    the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of
    the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have
    commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”