“But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
November 19, 2020
Paul tells us in Second Thessalonians that when He comes, Jesus our Lord will reign. You will not be disappointed.
When He came the first time, there was no room for Him in the inn. When He comes again, He’s coming as King of kings and Lord and lords. When He came the first time, He came to die in the sinner’s place. When He comes again, He’s coming to receive the sinner to Himself.
There are two aspects of His Second Coming. First, He’s coming secretly for His bride, the Church. Then He’s returning with His bride, the Church. He’s coming sweetly like a bridegroom; then He’s coming sovereignly like a King. The rest of the story is that Jesus is coming again.
In faith, look backward to a crucified Savior. In love, look upward to a crowned Savior. And in hope, look forward to a coming Savior.