Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

John Danganan


He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! - Revelation 22:20


What is our response when our boss says they are on their way to the office? How about when a friend calls and says they are around the area and want to stop by your house in a couple of minutes? How confident are you if the IRS auditor emails to say they are coming to review your taxes? Is our reaction a sudden feeling of panic and anxiety? Or do we respond with confidence and assurance? The apostle John (the disciple whom Jesus loved) sure was confident and excited to the coming of Christ. Maybe his age (most scholars believed he lived up to 94 years old!) was the reason why he was eager for the Lord to come. But the length of life lived is not so important as to the quality of a life lived. After all, Jesus died young and had only 3 years of public ministry. Maybe the utopian vision of the new heaven and new earth had hime excited for Christ’s return. Maybe it was a little bit of both. I think the combination of the quality of how he lived his life fully surrendered to Jesus, the length of his faithful service to the church and everything he has heard and seen about the kingdom of God had John confident for Jesus to return.


How eager and confident am I when Jesus says, “Surely I am coming soon”? Might there be any regrets to how I’m living now that might have me saying, “come later, Jesus…”? How often do I pray and live out the Lord’s prayer to let His kingdom come and His will be done? Will I have an Oskar Schindler moment of could have, should have of regret? I’m confident seeing the majesty and beauty of seeing Jesus face to face would completely overwhelm me with gratitude and love. Point of obedience:
- Have an ever increasing love for Jesus: Spend daily time in worship, prayer and devotion so that my desire becomes more and more for Jesus to come!
- Serve with a clear conscience: Approach each day with maranatha in mind and serve my wife, family and church diligently.
- Take ample time rest: Strive for longevity in life and ministry. Make healthy lifestyle choices in eating and exercising.


Heavenly Father,
Thank you that you are coming again! As you invite me to come and freely drink from the water of life (Rev. 22:17) may I not chase the empty and broken water cisterns of materialism, leisure and money. You alone have words of eternal life. Change my heart so that the appeal of this world would grow dim in comparison to you Jesus. I love you. Come, Lord Jesus!

Devotions for September 17

Ezekiel 42,43,44
Revelation 22

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