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Behold, He Comes!



Text: Revelations 1:4-8

The pages of the Scripture are filled with warnings to both believers and unbelievers that the Lord is coming again. The promise of His second coming will be literally fulfilled just as the prophecy concerning His first coming was fulfilled literally.

None should be carried away with the words of the scoffers saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” (2 Peter 3:4). Jesus Himself warned: “for as the lightening cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:27).

The coming of the Lord will be sudden and unexpected. Every wise person will get ready for His coming. In readiness for His coming, the sinners including the backsliders should quickly return unto the Lord and seek pardon. The compromising Christian should “awake to righteousness, and sin not … for now is salvation nearer than when we believed” (1 Corinthians 15:34; Romans 13:11).

For the believer, he/she must continue in holiness and righteous living, looking for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. He/she is to get himself/herself occupied in the Lord’s work snatching as many as possible from the hand of the devil.
Knowing that the Lord can come at any time, he/she is sober and vigilant, watching over his life and conduct and praying without ceasing.

The Lord is coming to take His own unto Himself and reward them for their love and labour.  He will make a separation between the sheep and the goats. At the first phase of His coming, He will take the believers up with Him in the air to reward them while the rest that re in the world will suffer great agony and torture under the ruler-ship of the Antichrist.

Therefore, He shall descend with the saints upon the earth to rule for a thousand years after which He shall “execute judgment upon all and convince all that are ungodly among them of their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him” (Jude 1:15).

The time to prepare for His coming is NOW, not tomorrow. The time is short. The door of mercy will not remain open forever. Seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6-9).


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The Clouds Of Judgment Gather



Text: 1 Peter 4:7; 2 Peter 3:10; Isaiah 13:9

Key Verse: "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man" (Luke 21:36)


The clouds of judgment gather,
The time is growing late;
Be sober and be watchful;
Our Judge is at the gate:
The Judge who comes in mercy,
The Judge who comes in might
To put an end to evil
And diadem the right.

Arise, O true disciples,
Let wrong give way to right,
And penitential shadow
To Jesus’ bless├Ęd light:
The light that has no evening,
That knows no moon or sun,
The light so new and golden,
The light that is but one.

The home of fadeless splendor,
Of blooms that bear no thorn,
Where they shall dwell as children
Who here as exiles mourn;
The peace of all the faithful,
The calm of all the blest,
Inviolate, unfading,
Divinest, sweetest, best.

Oh, happy, holy portion,
Relief for all distressed,
True vision of true beauty,
Refreshment for the blest!
Strive now to win that glory;
Toil now to gain that light;
Send hope ahead to grasp it,
Till hope be lost in sight.


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Blest, Blest Forever




Only a little while, sowing and reaping,
Only a little while, our vigil keeping;
Then we shall gather home, no more to sever,
Clasped in eternal love, blest, blest forever.

Only a little while, heartbreak and sorrow,
Dark though the night may be, cloudless the morrow;
Only a little while, Earth ties to sever,
Then in our Father land, blest, blest forever.

Only a little while, shadow and sadness,
Then in eternity sunshine and gladness;
Only a little while, then o'er the river,
Home, rest and victor palm, life, joy forever.

*** Written by Fanny Crosby ***


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