secondcoming

 

[The following devotional was written by Wildwood Community Church Student Pastor Jonathan Holmes and is a part of our 2014 Advent Devotional Guide.  We will be posting a devotional each day on this blog between November 30 – December 31, 2014.]

 

The King Returns by Jonathan Holmes

Read:  Acts 1:1-11; Revelation 22:7

We have spent the past 5 weeks focusing on and adoring Jesus as a part of the Advent Season. Primarily we focused on Jesus’ first advent in which He was born of the Virgin Mary in the town of Bethlehem, but we sometimes forget that the Advent Season is about TWO advents. The one we tend to forget about is that upon Him ascending into heaven He promises to return to make all things new.

In Revelations 22:7 John’s prophecy tells us that not only is Jesus coming, it says “I am coming soon.” Are you living your life like Jesus is coming? Or are you living a life that believes Jesus is coming soon?

As Christians we are called to live in the light of Jesus’ promised return. No matter if He returns today or in the next generation our lives are testimonies to the inevitable return of Jesus.

Question

  • Are you living a life that believes Jesus is coming soon?

Advent Prayers

  • Ask God to increase your faith in the promises that have not yet been fulfilled.
  • Thank Him for allowing you to celebrate Jesus this Advent season.

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