I have heard that one a lot lately. And don’t get me wrong.. I 100% believe that it is a biblical statement. It is one that we should have, when spoken with a true heart. But where is our heart these days??
As a Christian, and one that believes in Jesus, of course there should be a longing to see my king. The Bible tells us we should look forward to the day of His coming. (2 Peter 3:12) As strangers and pilgrims on this earth we should long for the day we get to go home. (Hebrews 11:13)
So how can a right thought be wrong sometimes?? Because it is all about the heart… it always is.
And where is our heart in the matter??
Is it my true desire to see Jesus?Or do I simply call on His name in an attempt to escape the pains and the hardness of this place?
In my own mind I tire with the toils of this life. Encased in this flesh that seeks only to destroy my witness. I fight it everyday. And some days I lose. Badly. Yes I long to be free of it. Yes I long for something more.
But I think it is very important that we understand what we are asking, when we make the statement “Jesus come quickly.“
Because the day the sky cracks open… Salvation is over.
Grace and mercy have come to an end.
The finality of that moment will sink in to any soul that has not accepted Christ. Yes every knee will bow, but for most it will be too late.
So where am I really going with all this??
If we truly want to see Jesus today, then we need to understand what that means to the rest of the world. And I believe if we really grasped that concept it would motivate us greatly in our quest to tell others.
I mean that is truly the only reason a Christian is still here. To tell others about God’s goodness. To tell them about the plan of redemption He has for their lives. And to share with them the grace and mercy He has shown us in our own lives.
Yes be excited about His coming back, but be equally excited to share Him with the world.
Because the harsh reality is… if we are asking Jesus to “come quickly” and we are not about the business of telling anyone else…Then the only person we are truly interested in saving….
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.