Is Jesus Really Coming Back?

Anticipation of an Even Greater Day

BIBLE MEDITATION:

Adrian Rogers
Adrian Rogers

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:3

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
It’s the day after Christmas. The glow on the tree is just a little dimmer because the anticipation of the day is now past. Ever feel that way about your walk with the Lord? Well, let me give you some good news, my friend. The best is yet to be!

That’s right. Christmas Day is past, but Resurrection Day is coming soon, and I don’t mean Easter. I mean the Second Coming of Our Lord is imminently on the horizon.

He is coming again. And that’s not just a nice thing; that’s a rock-ribbed truth! Jesus is coming again!

ACTION POINT:
Write down John 14:3 on a little note, and as you say goodbye to family and friends, give them this note of encouragement.

 

Jesus is always Near

The Lord Ever-Present

By Adrian Rogers

Adrian Rogers

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” – 1 John 4:4

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

The One who created the valley is there with you! He has prepared the way through the valley. It is not a place of permanence, but a place of passage. He knows every twist and turn, every changing shadow, every den where danger lurks—that One is with you!

Focus on the light and not the darkness. God has made you to walk through shadows. When the shadow approaches, you must walk through. The One greater than death is in you! He is your Jehovah Shamah—the Lord ever-present. His grace is greater. His peace is purer. His devotion is dearer. Where Satan casts a shadow, our Sovereign Lord reigns supreme.

ACTION POINT:

This is a day of hope. Meditate on 1 John 4:4 throughout the day and ask God to give you a divine appointment to share this beloved truth with someone today.

Thought for Today: He who knows you best, Loves you most.

Other helpful spiritual resources  by Adrian Rogers can be found on the following website: www.lwf.org

The Names of Christ

Editors Note:  Are you familiar with the Names of Christ? Here is a list from Dr. Charles Stanley. Good tip: Print this list and paste it on one of the blank pages of your Bible. You will find yourself referring to it again and again. This is a positive step you can take in your Christian growth. Have a good day. You never know how many you will have.

The Names of Christ

Philippians 2:5-11

Charles Stanley

The Bible ascribes many different names to Jesus, all of which provide great insight into His character and person. Here are some from John’s gospel that I find particularly revealing:

The Good Shepherd (10:11) protects his sheep at all cost from predators. They know His voice and follow Him.

The Door (vv. 7-9) is the only way to enter heaven. Whoever enters through the “gate” of Christ will be saved.

The Vine (15:1-10) is the source of our spiritual life. When we stay intimately connected to Jesus, we bear fruit. If we do not remain in Him, we wither.

The Bread of Life (6:25-35) the only one who can truly satisfy our hearts. Jesus feeds our souls with sustenance that never leaves us wanting for more.

The Light of the World (9:5) shines His light through our countenance as a ministry and testimony to a dark world.

The Way (14:6) to happiness, peace, joy, and eternal life is Jesus Christ.

The Truth (14:6) of His revelation, as recorded in the New Testament, is the reason we can know as much as we do about God.

The Life (14:6) Jesus imparts to believers is powerful, effective, and fruitful, not only in eternity but here on earth as well.

In biblical times, Israelites would choose a baby’s name based on the child’s characteristics or a hope or prayer of the parent. The names given to Jesus tell a great deal about His ministry on earth 2,000 years ago. The scriptural names describing Him reveal who He was and is and will be for eternity.

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.

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