Revelation Part Two: When The Church Comes to Jesus: Living Expectantly
Southeast Christian Church
Published on 11/10/2013
Revelation doesnt intend to tell us when Jesus will return, but Revelation does intend to ensure us that He will. The problem of suffering, the perseverance of living on mission, the pain of facing Gods enemies, and the patience of waiting out the war all find their answer in the presence of Christ. Revelation 21:3 says, Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. The picture is developed further when it says, There will be no more death, or crying, or pain, for the old order of things has passed away (Rev. 21:4). The presence of Christ changes everything. And with that as our promise, we can live our lives with the expectation that heaven awaits us. When we live expectantly, our goal in the world becomes to try to make heaven a reality in the present. When were tired of the suffering, when were exhausted by mission, when were faced with the Dragon, and when were caught in a war we cant see or fight, we need this Revelation of the presence of Christ that will soon be with us to right every wrong, wipe away every tear, and bring peace to a Church that finally has come to Jesus.