THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST - PART I
At the end of the seven-year tribulation, our Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth with the power to conquer and defeat Satan. Jesus describes it this way, "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from Heaven, and the powers in the Heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect (Christians, who did not receive Satan's mark) from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of Heaven." (Mark 13:24-27). The God who created the Heavens and the earth will bring His judgment in this world. Revelation 19:11-16 describes His return on this earth, "And I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in Heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, 'KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.'"
This would be something to see when all these things happen. The armies which are in Heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, are following Him on white horses, referring to us who have been raptured before the seven-year tribulation. We will come back on this earth with our Lord Jesus Christ to reign on this earth.
We have a wonderful hope that awaits all of us. This is not just some stories or imagination, but this is what will happen in the future. Right now, there is so much evil and corruption in this world, and unbelievers are trying to get rid of God because they hate God so much. They try to destroy God and His people (us), but there will come a day that they will see Jesus face to face, and when they see Him, they will tremble in fear because, on that day, they will experience His judgment. But for us who genuinely believe in Jesus, it will be a glorious day!!!
Ask yourself these questions: What happens after the seven-year tribulation? Who will be with Him when Jesus returns? How do I feel knowing that there will be a day when Jesus will return to this earth?
Write down all the worries you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I am looking for that day when my Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth with the power to conquer this world. I am looking for that day when I will be riding on the white horse with Him. Please help me to persevere in my faith and continue to walk in your ways because I have so much hope. All the suffering that I am experiencing right now is just temporary. They will all come to pass, but my future with you is secure. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.