Friday, May 15, 2009

Coming of the Lord

This week we've talked about Lot's wife. We've also listened to a song about Heaven from Phil Wickham. These tie together so nicely. What? How...

This is a good read... Take some time :-)

Luke 17:20-35
The Coming of the Kingdom of God

20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21 nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."
22 Then he said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 23 Men will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them. 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

26 "Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

28 "It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

30 "It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32 Remember Lot's wife! 33 Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left."

There is nothing here that you need.

We need to remember Lot's wife and look forward to the coming of Jesus with a renewed hope and joy each day.
Let us not look back as we would be consumed by fire.
Let us not look back to our old lives of sin as we would be consumed by fire.
Let us not glamorize the old patterns of life - they will destroy us.
Do not let your life be fill with regret, but we should all repent and be filled with hope for the new day that will accompany Christ when He comes.

Have a blessed weekend.

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