This morning we conclude our series, “O Come Let Us Adore Him” with the blessed hope that we have in Jesus Christ. This blessed hope of Christ’s return will be the answer of the prayer, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)
When Jesus returns to this earth, He will do so in the same manner as when He left (Acts 1:11). When He ascended, only His disciples saw Him; but when Jesus comes the second time, without sin unto salvation (Hebrews 9:28), we read: “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)
Jesus said to His disciples: “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:30) The testimony of Jesus before Caiaphas the high priest was that, “…hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.” (Matthew 26:64)
When Jesus returns, He is going to set up His thousand year kingdom on earth (Revelation 20:1-7). Contrary to the present animal kingdom of survival of the fittest, Isaiah tells us in the millennium: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.” Isaiah 11:6-8
The groaning of all creation, man and the physical realm (Romans 8:22,23), will come to an end when Christ returns. Peter writes that we, “look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (2 Peter 3:13)
This time cannot come soon enough, but the Scriptures tell us the reason for the “delay”. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
Reader, have you repented and turned to Christ for forgiveness of sin?
“Believe on The Jesus Christ and you shall be saved”. (Acts 16:31)