"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ."
“Looking for that blessed hope.”
Jesus, our Hope is coming back for us!
“And the glorious appearing.”
Jesus’ appearing will be glorious! His coming will be a literal, physical, bodily return in the clouds! Oh, what an appearing!
“For the Lord, himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
What could be more glorious than this to God’s child?! For the believer who has died in Jesus, his/her Savior will reunite their souls with their new bodies, and they will meet Jesus first as He returns. And for the believers who are alive and remain, they will be caught up with Him in the air. What a reunion!!
“Of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”
Jesus is God, and He is our Savior!
“Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Peter 1:1-2).
Believers beware of anyone who says Jesus Christ is only God or only a man. He is both, He is the God-Man. He is both 100% God and 100% man. And He is our Hope!
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
Believers, He is coming for us, are you watching for Him?
 “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less,” verse 4 and chorus. Lyrics: Edward Mote (1797-1874). Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868). Copyright status, Public Domain.