Great Expectations.

“while we wait for the blessed hope the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, who gave Himself to redeem us from all wickedness.” Titus 2:13-14  

I can’t help but think of the millions of lives that were saved from the wrath of Sandy thanks to social media and technology.  I know many are suffering today and will be for a while but seriously, think of how much worse it could have been without warning.

How weird would it be if tornadoes, hurricanes, etc came from seemingly out of nowhere?

No stocking up on food.  No inviting people over to ride it out together.  No preparation.

We live in a day and age where Facebook can inform us just as much if not more than watching the news.

We can warn each other and update each other in less than a second.  How amazing.

However…

I also can’t help but think of Christ’s return when these “events” make us all a little more expectant.

I don’t know a lot about eschatology but I think I can make the following conclusions from what I do know:

  • There will be no time to update Facebook and warn our friends.
  • There will be no time to do things differently.
  • There will be no “protecting” our things.  They won’t be coming with us.
  • There will be no helping our friends AFTER the event (like in natural disasters where we can provide relief and aid).  We must help BEFORE the event.

REPENT therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out  ACTS 3:19

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. 2 Peter 3:10

“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:3

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go to heaven.” – Acts 1:11

“as you eagerly wait for the Lord Jesus to be revealed. He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 1:7-8

“Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.” Hebrews 9:27

“You turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, who rescues us from the wrath to come.” 1 Thessalonians 1:10
“They will be punished with everlasting destruction on the day He comes to be glorified in His holy people, and to be marveled at among all those who have believed.” 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10
“Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming.” 2 Thessalonians 2:8
“Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:16

“Behold, I am coming soon. My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” Revelation 22:12

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Posted on October 30, 2012, in Bible Verses, Christian Men, Christian Women and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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