COME LORD JESUS!
Today’s Reading: Matthew 24
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Key Verse: Matthew 24:42
Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour our Lord is coming.
This chapter contains one of the most detailed descriptions of events that lead up to the second coming of Jesus. Jesus even gives us a copy of His statement to the world immediately after His return. World leaders and reporters are anticipating those first Words. They are, “I was hungry and you gave me food,” and so on. They ask, “When?” He answers, “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it unto Me.” How important is this, visiting the sick and the prisoners? You decide! Obedience to Christ is “watching.” What will you do today to “watch?” Reading the Word is watching. Daily prayer is watching. Be ready!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, please grant me Your amazing grace to live constantly expecting Your return. May I show my expectation by my service to You and by serving others. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
My wife, Norma-Jean, reminds me every day, “Jesus may come today!” Throughout the years in the leadership of an international ministry, when it came to establishing the budget, I would ask the team for their spending estimates. I required them to categorize all their needs under three categories – “Absolutely essential” (without these needs the ministry would die), “Essential” and “Necessary.” If funds were not there we would cut the “Necessary.” If still the money was not there we would cut the “Essential.” Please join me now in deciding what is “Absolutely essential” in that most practical matter of “Watching” for His return. Don’t be deceived by date setters. Jesus said, “Only the Father knows.” For what and for whom should we watch? Thoughtful Biblical answers to that question can be found in a series of teachings from the 100 Huntley Street telecast when the guest was Dr. Mark Hitchcock, a pastor who was a practicing attorney before entering the ministry. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Dallas Theological Seminary. I would encourage you to watch some of his short teachings on Bible prophecy by clicking HERE.
Yours for watching and serving Christ today,
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