Are You Living In The Light Of The Truth That – Jesus Is Coming!
To know the reality and power of the Second Coming of Christ is to live triumphantly for the Lord day by day. The early Church carried this message near and far. It gave her members courage and joy even in the darkest night.
One time D. L. Moody was asked the secret of his power and intensity and he said, "I preached for years with the thought that before every sermon was finished, the Lord might come."
J. Wilbur Chapman said: "I preach the Lord’s return because the thought of His Second Coming has changed my whole ministry. I have not the slightest doubt but that we are approaching the last days."
G. Campbell Morgan, during the terrible days of the bombing of England during the last war, said: "To me the Second Coming is the perpetual light of my pathway, making the present bearable. I never lay my head on my pillow without thinking that, before morning breaks, the final morning may have dawned."
Hudson Taylor, that God-sent pioneer, who wrought such mighty things for God in China, said: "This truth of the Lord’s return has been the greatest spur to me in missionary service."
R. A. Torrey, peerless preacher of a past generation, said: "The truth of our Lord’s return is the most precious truth the Bible contains. It fills the heart of a believer with joy. It girds him with strength for the battle. It lifts him above the sorrows and fears and necessities and trials and ambitions and greeds of this world, and makes him in all things more than a conqueror."
George Müller, mighty in faith, unceasing in prayer, said: "When it pleased God, in July, 1829, to reveal to my heart the truth of the personal return of the Lord Jesus, the effect it produced on me was this: from my inmost soul I was stirred up to a feeling of compassion for sinners, for the slumbering world around me lying in the wicked one, and considered I, ought I not to do what I can for the Lord Jesus while He tarries, to arouse a slumbering church?"
Horatius Bonar in 1848 wrote these words of expectancy:
Come, Lord, and tarry not;
Bring the long-looked-for day;
Oh, why these years of waiting here,
These ages of delay?
Come, for Thy saints still wait;
Daily ascends their sigh:
The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!"
Dost Thou not hear their cry?
Come and begin Thy reign
Of everlasting peace;
Come, take the kingdom to Thyself,
Great King of Righteousness!
– Arranged by Perry F. Rockwood, The People's Gospel Hour.