Why I Believe Jesus is coming in my Lifetime
Hush…be still…and listen. Did you hear it? Listen carefully; there it is…just a few notes …trumpet sounds. Yes, it’s the Angel Gabriel practicing the notes of the trumpet call that will precede our going home to be with the Lord.
It’s unsettling to think that this trumpet blast will be the loudest ever known to mankind yet heard by so very few all over the world. Before you can hear the sound you first have to see with the eyes of faith and then prepare your heart to hear it.
The Bible says the people of God are sojourners here. That word simply means aliens or as reflected in some Gospel music…were just a ’passin on through….because this world is not our home. We long to go to that city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
For those that “Seek God with all their hearts and minds”, God has given prophetic signs in the Old Testament. These signs describe the Redeemer, the Messiah who would come to save us from our sins. The identity of this Messiah is hidden in the Old Testament within Messianic Prophecies. In the New Testament the Messiah is revealed, it becomes clear that Gods Messiah, Redeemer is Jesus.
Jesus said “My Sheep Know MY Voice…Jesus said Faith in Him is the only way home. Believe in me He says and I will give you a personal ticket so you can finally go home to be with Me when you hear that trumpet call.
Believe in Me, He said…Why should I believe in Him? He hasn’t come yet. I cannot use any of my senses to touch Him. We are physical beings, right, we have taste, touch, smell, hearing, seeing yet the Bible says we also are Spiritual Beings. That means we are capable of believing in something or someone we cannot see through the eyes of faith.
Michael Card said it best in one of his songs called “Faith”.
Do you ever think about faith? Here are some song lyrics from Michael Card that explains it well.
“To hear with my heart,
To see with my soul,
To be guided by a hand I cannot hold,
To trust in a way I cannot see,
That’s what faith must be.”
We all have faith in something or someone…but do we have the right kind of faith? Is it possible to have the wrong kind of faith? Or is it enough to just believe in something?
What faith options do we have? We can have faith in: humanism, escapism, occultism, mysticism, sacramentalism, legalism, selfism and faith in universalism.
The key one I left out is faith in God. I could give you hundreds of reasons why the ism list is not worth your time. But I can give you one reason to study the Bible, that reason is Prophecy. In the Old Testament Prophecies you will find the past, the present and the events of your coming future. These prophecies are tied to New Testament History including the Book of Revelation which tells us how time will end and how eternity will begin.
If the prophecies that God gave us in the past have all come true, you can count on the future ones coming true as well.
With my Faith in Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, and the Word of God, I can now see clearly what is unseen…that is what faith must be.
How awesome to put your trust and FAITH in the Word of God and the New Beginning that’s coming soon.
If you look at prophecy closely you can see HIS footsteps as He walks through time.
If you listen carefully, you can hear HIS footsteps as HE approaches.
Soon, Very Soon, you will be able to reach out and touch HIS hand.
God Said…“BE STILL…AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD”.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”