Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Waiting for Jesus!

We die only once, and then we are judged.  So Christ died only once to take away the sins of many people. But when he comes again, it will not be to take away sin. He will come to save everyone who is waiting for him.

Hebrews 9:27-28

There are many phrases in the English language that may be hard to understand if you simply rely on the dictionary definition of the words.  When you hear the words “what are you waiting for” there are two possible meanings.  The speaker may be asking you to say specifically what you are expecting to happen.  But it is more likely that the question is “why are you delaying action” on a matter.

Another use of the word “wait” is this: When someone says “I just can’t wait,” it doesn’t mean that they can’t wait.  It rather means that they are anxious for something to happen and they wish it would come soon.

But there is no confusion about the meaning of the words in Hebrews 9:28!  If you are to be saved when Jesus comes, it will be because you are one of those who is waiting for Him!  Of course, the idea of waiting for Jesus includes action on your part and the excitement of expectation!  Waiting for Jesus is not just sitting still and looking to the sky!  As you wait for Jesus you will be listening to every Word from the Holy Spirit that directs your steps.  Also, waiting for Jesus builds your desire to see Him face to face and the hope that today will be that day!

“Lord Jesus, if I am still alive on this earth on the Day that You return, may I be one of those who is Waiting for You.  Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever.  Amen.” 

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