looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;Titus 2:13(ASV)
We are living as aliens in a foreign land for our citizenship is not of this world - we are c0-heirs of the King of Glory and our home is in heaven. We are part of the new creation in Christ and are looking for that blessed hope, and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour - the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a right and privilege that is secured for all those who are saved by grace through faith in Christ and when He appears we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.
We believe Jesus Christ is soon to return and are to be eagerly, longingly, lovingly and expectantly looking for Him, to once again break back from the eternal realm, into our current dimension of time. What a day that will be! We are to be in that permanent posture of eager expectation, knowing that His return for His bride stands fast under the never-failing, authoritative Word of God.
We may not know the exact details of His re-entrance into this earthly sphere. But should not the mystery that enshrouds His return, heighten our eager anticipation as we wait for His any day return? Should not the suspense of this prophesied fact thrill our hearts with overwhelming joy? Should not knowledge of His imminent reappearance prompt each of us to godly living and prudent preparations? This glorious appearing is called that Blessed Hope, for which we are all looking with eager expectation.
It is not the fatalistic, fanciful, fingers-crossed hope of the world, that leaves in its wake hollow emptiness and unfulfilled desires. It is knowledge and truth intertwined with the 'stuff' of faith, which trusts God's Word as fact and treats the heavenly things, (in the spiritual realm), that are invisible to our physical sight, as indisputable reality.
As we see the day of His glorious appearance fast advancing in both the physical world and our own walk of faith, may we be those that stand fast and watch intently for His soon return, as we look for that blessed hope and any day appearing of the glory of our great and gracious God - Who is our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Father God, thank You for that Blessed Hope that we have in Jesus. I pray that I may be ever looking to Him in the knowledge that He has promised to come to take me to be with Himself in the heavenly realm. In Jesus name I pray that in Your way and in Your time, Jesus will return for His Church - to His praise and glory, Maranatha, come Lord Jesus, AMEN.