Read David Jeremiah Devotional for October 3, 2023, Turning Point Devotional Message for Tuesday
TOPIC: Perhaps Today!
Looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.
2 Peter 3:12
Recommended Reading: Matthew 24:1-14
One thought has occupied the minds of some of history’s greatest Christians: the soon return of Christ.
A little book called the Didache is among the earliest documents in Church history. There we read, “Let not your lamps be quenched, nor your loins unloosed; but be ready, for you know not the hour in which our Lord will come.”
Cyril wrote in the fourth century: “But let us wait and look for the Lord’s coming upon the clouds from heaven. Then shall angelic trumpets sound.” Skipping to the sixteenth century, we read this by John Calvin: “We must hunger after Christ until the dawning of that great day when our Lord will fully manifest the glory of His kingdom.” In the eighteenth century, John Wesley said: “The Spirit in the heart of the true believer says with earnest desire, ‘Come, Lord Jesus.’” And in the twentieth century, evangelist Billy Graham said: “Many times when I go to bed at night I think to myself that before I awaken Christ may come.”
Are you expecting Christ to come today? Perhaps this hour? “Be ready,” Jesus said, “for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Matthew 24:44). Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
We are not just looking for something to happen, we are looking for Someone to come!
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Matthew 5 – 6