"Surely I Come Quickly"
By Charles S. Price
Are men in our day not endeavoring to establish a world of peace when there is no peace in the hearts and minds of men with which it can be established? Why are men so blind that they cannot see the fulfillment of God’s prophetic Word in the passing parade and in the events that are transpiring around us day be day?
A dispensation is passing away. It is night over the continents of this world and in the islands of the sea. There is no peace! And neither can there be until the dawning of that glorious Morning when the Man of Calvary will return to become the Prince of Peace, the King of kings, and Lord of lords! (Isa. 9:6; Rev. 17:14).
Suddenly! Without warning! Not in an hour that we have planned but in a moment we think not! We cannot read the Biblical account of His appearing without coming in contact with the elements of speed and rhythm.
There will be no time to make preparation. It was suddenly at the midnight hour when the cry came, "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh" (Matt. 25:6). No time then to get oil in the lamps! No time left in which to make preparation which should have been made during the days of the past. When He comes, He will come suddenly!
Read Malachi 3:1-3; Matthew 24:44; Matthew 25:1-3.
The speed of it, and the suddenness of it, will catch a world unprepared and unawares! The Lord shall suddenly come to His temple! (Mal. 3:1).
Suddenly! Without warning – that is how His coming will be. There will be no warning from the skies. Nothing but warnings such as I am trying to give now.
Heaven is prepared although the world is not! We do not profess to know the hour. We do not profess to be able to name the day. But within us there is a still, small Voice that whispers, "Lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28).
The spiritual atmosphere seems to be charged. We can expect the unexpected. It is possible to know deep within, the things which cannot be known. Call it what you will, there is deep spiritual consciousness which goes deeper than intellect or reason or human understanding, that is very real to the redeemed and to those who know the voice of the Holy Spirit.
He is coming! He is coming suddenly! The hour of His coming is not far away! Be ready!
Do you remember when Jesus, the Holy One, came into the city of Jerusalem riding on a donkey? (Matt. 21:1-11). Riding in majesty, you say? No, He was riding in holy pomp to die. This time when He comes, the clouds shall be His chariot, and death and famine and pestilence shall flee before His conquering tread.
Come, Thou once despised Jesus! Come, Thou Galilean King! I know it is night, but I am looking through the darkness toward the Golden East. Look, the Morning is breaking! Let the old age die.
– Adapted from an earlier issue of Herald of His Coming and from Golden Grain.