Tuesday, December 31, 2013

He's coming back! Happy New Year : ) (Matt. 24:6-7, Matt. 24:36, 1 Thess. 4:16-5:10)

"He's coming in the clouds!"
© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.

The story doesn't end in the manger, it is the beginning.  We have faced many struggles this year in the US, and around the world.  The good news is Jesus is coming back for those who believe in Him.  We don't know the exact day or time.  But He will be back : ) It will be the ultimate New Years party! 

Jesus said there'd be days like this.  He also said that no one knows when He's coming.

Matt 24:6-7
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.

Matt 24:36
36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only."

The Apostle Paul wrote about the second coming of Jesus in 1 Thessalonians.  You can read more about it in Matthew 24 (some of my blog posts are very long so I don't want to copy the whole chapter).
1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:10
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

This song came out after 9-11 and has been a huge blessing!
My Redeemer Lives, Nicole C. Mullen (link)

Jeremy Camp has put together another great song, There will be a Day (link).

If you have never accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I've written how here (link).  


  1. I was hoping He'd come on Christmas day this year...but for selfish reasons obviously, since it was the day before my surgery and all my family would be together!
    But, only the Father knows when all the sheep are gathered together...not one missing.
    I love Jeremy Camp, and will check out that link...Thanks!
    Blessings and love~ Lisa

  2. HI Lisa I missed you and we prayed for you : ) And will continue. God bless my sister! I agree I've had days too where it seems like the perfect day for Jesus to come and get us : ) Actually anyday right? Love ya!