The King is Coming!

Jesus, the son of God - God Himself was born of woman and walked on this earth over 2000 years ago.  Jesus, the Word who was made flesh and dwelt among us, spoke the world into existence, created man from the dust of the earth and breathed life into him. He came to this planet to reveal the Father's love and character and let everyone know that the Father is friendly and approachable.  

At the age of 33, Jesus was nailed to a tree, died and shed His precious blood to satisfy the holy demands set down in the law.  Jesus took on the cross with Him every sin that would be committed by humanity, from the time of birth to the time of death.  He willingly gave Himself so that all humankind could have opportunity to be restored into right relationship with the Father and enjoy companionship with Him forever.  Jesus rose from the grave Victor over sin and death and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. Jesus opened the gates of heaven to all who have a heart to receive His work on the cross by acknowledging personal sin, asking forgiveness and inviting Him to be Lord and Savior. However, the drama has not ended, preparation is still being made for the final act.

Jesus is returning to earth again but this time as King, an upcoming event which is staggering and immeasurable in its implications.  The human mind cannot fully fathom the incalculable and eternal impact the second coming of the Father's Son will have on the entire cosmos. Mark 13:26-27 tells us that the Son of man will be seen coming with clouds and great power and glory and His angels will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.  Every knee will bow before Jesus and all of humanity will recognize Him according to the title He has been given in the book of Revelation, "King of kings" and "Lord of lords" (17:14, 19:16). At the second coming of Jesus the world will be turned right side up - justice will be administered, transgressors will be judged and faithfulness will be rewarded. 

Christ's return will be the vortex of human history and a time when righteousness will be established in the earth.  Man and everything in the cosmos will be drawn into His all powerful and compelling supremacy.  The heavens and the earth, the righteous and the unrighteous, angels and demons, life and death, time and eternity will come under the dominion of the conquering King.  Therefore, it is the epitome of ignorance to associate, as many do, the lavish display of God's wonderful attribute of long-suffering with indifference. 

In Matthew 24:27 Jesus said "For as the lightning comes out the east and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be".  Jesus - Son of Man, Son of God, Messiah, the Son of the living God, the Word made flesh, the Christ, Lord, God Himself, the Work of Christ, the Finished Work of Christ, the Present work of Christ, Savior of the World - is soon to return as King of kings and Lord of lords!