Come Quickly, Lord Jesus
“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely, I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” Revelation 22:20 (NKJV)
The grace of God that saves us (Eph. 2:8) teaches us to look for Jesus. All believers do not agree on every minute detail of His coming, but all believers do believe in His return. Jesus says to His children, “Surely, I am coming quickly!” And His children answer back, “Yes, Lord! Come–come quickly!” I know that many times it seems that the righteous are in the minority and we are fighting a losing battle; but not so. Sometimes we become weary and discouraged–but we should not. A thousand years is as a day with the Lord, and a day as a thousand years (2 Pet. 3:8). You may rest assured that “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise.”
The whole creation is crying for deliverance (Rom. 8:22). Persecuted Israel, sin-benighted individuals, an earth stricken with pain, heartache and heartbreak, men’s hearts failing them for the fear of things which are coming upon the earth–the whole creation is groaning, travailing and longing for that day when deliverance will come.
Many who groan do not understand for what they are groaning. Many who thirst do not realize for what they are thirsting; but the righteous understand. Believers know. The only answer to the ills of earth is the second coming of Jesus Christ. Rulers, kings, queens, dictators and governments will never solve earth’s troubles…only He who said, “Surely, I am coming quickly.” When He comes, men will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. They will not study war, but peace will engulf the earth. There will be peace on earth, good will toward men as the knowledge of the Lord covers the earth; but this will never happen until Jesus comes.