Today, there are many people who are laughing at those who say that the Lord is planning on a return. Some of it has been brought on by the date setters and the radical fringe who have made a mockery out of that event. But the reality is that many deny Christ’s return because they hate the thought of divine retribution. They want the freedom to pursue all kinds of lustful pleasures without any fear of future punishment. As we evaluate our culture and our world situation, we see that the attitude and actions of the world and the church point to the reality that the return of the Lord is at hand. What does that mean for us as we consider this reality?1. We need to make sure that our relationship with Christ is based on the clear teaching of the Word of God.2. We need to seek to honor the Lord every day with our actions and thinking.3. We need to understand the truth so that we can continue to be a beacon of hope and help to our community.4. We need to live the hope that is provided by understanding that this world is moving rapidly toward the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We may not know the day or the hour, but we can understand the reality, and turn to God from our sin, by trusting the work of Jesus Christ through His death, burial, and resurrection, which has been made applicable to us, by His ascension, to bring us out of darkness and into the light, by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Don’t be a scoffer, be a follower!