05 Jan Living As If Jesus Could Return Today, Maranatha
I have determined to focus everyday this year on the return of Jesus Christ, it is what Jesus talk about daily, it was what the early church was expecting, anticipating to happen at any time, and so they lived according to that promise, expectation of Christ return. Paul stated that is what distinguished true followers of Christ from the rest of the world. Paul even stated that all the rest of the world that all they think about is things here on the earth, their minds are focused on day in and day living, the temporal things of the earthly life, while followers of Christ focused on His return.
We are to eagerly await and seek the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus to return and take His place as King. Jesus gave us the story of the 10 Virgins in Matthew 25:1-1. The story is about 10 virgins whom where awaiting their coming bridegroom, 5 prepared and where ready at his come, 5 where not. Only the five who where ready, looking for and awaiting His come, did He take into His Kingdom. Jesus summed it up by saying ” Therefore watch, for you do not know either the day or the hour in which the Son of Man comes.”
In Mark 13:33-37 Jesus says; Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is. As a man going away, leaving his house, and giving authority to his servants, and each man’s work to him, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Then you watch, for you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, at evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or early; lest he come suddenly and find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all. Watch.
As for me I chose to be a watchmen, looking for and living prepared for the return of Jesus. And one who is living in that promise as if it will be fulfilled today and proclaim Maranatha, the Lord is coming to all.