The Coming World Ruler
The Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future.
The most thrilling, the most glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Today as we look about us we see pessimism on every side: but the Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future. Thus the Bible is more modern than tomorrow’s newspaper. The Bible accurately foretells the future, and the Bible says that the consummation of all things shall be the coming again of Jesus Christ to this earth.
No man knows the time of the coming of Christ. It may be next year, it may be tomorrow. No one knows. Jesus said that He didn’t know. The angels don’t know. Only God knows the hour and the time of the coming of Christ Jesus back to this world again. But Christ did leave certain signs, and He said, “When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28 I sincerely believe, if I can study the Scriptures aright and read current events, that we are living in the latter days. I believe that the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Jesus said, “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” Matthew 24:37-41
The leaders of the Church believe in the Second Coming of Christ. John Wesley said, “The spirit in the heart of the true believer says with earnest desire, ‘Come, Lord Jesus.’ ” D. L. Moody said, “I never preach a sermon without thinking that possibly the Lord might use that sermon to call out the last of the saints who should go to make up the full number of God’s elect and to bring about the Lord’s coming.” Dr. G. Campbell Morgan, the great British Bible teacher, said, “I never begin my work in the morning without thinking that perhaps He may interrupt my work and begin His own. I am not looking for death. I am looking for Him.”
You say, “Well, how is Jesus going to come?” The Bible says in I Thessalonians 4:16,17, “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.”
Do you know Jesus Christ? Are you ready for His coming? Thanks be unto God, the real Ruler of the world is going to be Jesus Christ, and then shall men know war no more. You can know Christ and reign with Him if, as a guilty and condemned sinner before a holy God, you open your heart and let Him come in at this moment.
“God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” Romans 5:8,9 “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25