“Never lose sight that I am coming again. Keep looking upward, says the Spirit, for your redemption draws nigh. So even be encouraged this day by these words.”
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness (2 Peter 3:13).
A few decades ago, you heard countless sermons that had something in them about the Lord’s return. These days, while we still have some strong end-time prophecy teachers around, it seems less and less preaching refers to the Lord’s second coming in any context. We hear very little about it in a way that sobers us and reminds us to be ready for Him or references His coming in a way that encourages us about the wonderful things we have to look forward to. Second Peter 3 talks throughout the chapter about a time when people will begin to promote the idea that Jesus isn’t returning any time soon, if at all, by saying “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? …Everything has remained the same since the world was first created” (2 Pet. 3:4 NLT).
We see this discussion throughout the chapter that reminds us not to get our eyes off Jesus’ return. We are supposed to be expecting Him every day! Keeping His return in our focus is meant to encourage us and remind us that the things we face here on earth will only last a short time and that we will forever be with the Lord. Take a moment today to meditate on the Lord’s return and allow it to strengthen you again.
Lord Jesus, I look for Your coming and I wait for the day when I will experience the new Heaven and earth the Bible talks about. As I meditate on it today let it encourage my heart, and I say come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen.
Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.