The Second Coming {Second}

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” John14:1-4

 

I know that thinking about the end times can be scary. Not knowing when or how can conjure all sorts of thoughts and emotions. I’m one of those people who isn’t worried about how that whole scene will play out. I don’t get caught up in arguing over details. It will happen one way or another. His Word guarantees it. As I have walked with the Lord over the past 15 years, He has given me such peace about what comes after He returns.

 

There is a place for us in Heaven.

After we have accepted the gift of salvation, we have been grafted into the family of God. We are now His children. Heaven is now our home. Everything about earth is temporary. It’s meant to be that way.

 

Jesus has prepared that place for us.

In theses verses, Jesus tells the disciples that He must leave them in order to prepare a place for us. He made them a promise. His promise still holds true for us today.

 

He will be with us in that place.

Jesus was with God before the creation of time and has returned to sit at His right hand. Heaven is Jesus’ home as well. We are co-heirs with Him. He died a gruesome death on a cross in order to restore us into relationship with the Father. Where else would Christ be for all of eternity? He loves us deeply and longs to dwell with us forever.

 

 

Do you fear the second coming of Christ? Why or why not?

 

 

 

Fear Is Not Of God {Fear}

Fear is powerful! There is no denying this. It causes all manner of physical, mental and emotional responses. It even dictates the decisions that we make. The most important thing that I have learned about fear is that it is not from God.

 

It is temporary.

And it has no power over me.

 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

 

The spirit of the living God resides in me. That is more powerful than any spirit of fear that can come against me. Learning to walk in power, love and  sound mind isn’t the easiest or most natural thing to do but it is possible. This is how the Lord has called us to live and to lead.

I want to experience the fullness of this kind of life. I am believing that you do too.

 

Is there a fear that is keeping you from walking out this fullness? If so, what is it?

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