“Jesus is coming back!” How many times have you heard that said, sung or preached? But just because a lot of people say it doesn’t mean it is true.  It’s very important to know if this will happen or not.  So, on this day that celebrates Jesus’ first coming, let’s look to the future and think about when He will come back again.  Some deny it, but here’s the proof.

We know that Jesus came as God, born of a virgin, performed miracles, was crucified and came back to life. That was His first coming. One of the promises He gave to His disciples was that He would come back a second time. That return has been the cause of much speculation as well as doubt. If He does return, then we can be assured justice is coming and sin and evil will be gone. It confirms that this world is not all there is. If He doesn’t come back, then He lied and we have no future. If He lied about one thing, who knows how much else He lied about. If He is coming back or not is an important question. How can we know for sure it’ll happen?

PROOF FROM BIBLE PREDICTIONS  The Bible is our authority, a trustworthy source of truth. There are over 300 references to the return of Jesus in the Bible – it isn’t a small or unimportant doctrine (Zechariah 11:10; Acts 1:11; Matthew 24:29-30; Revelation 19:6-16; 1:7; 22:7,12,17,20).

PROOF FROM JESUS’ PROMISES  Jesus Himself promised He would return (John 14:3; Matthew 16:27; Luke 21:27; 19:11-27; Revelation 22:20). If He isn’t then He lied, and we know He is truth and there is no untruth in Him (John 14:6; 1 John 2:21).

PROOF FROM JESUS’ FOLLOWERS  Those who followed Jesus firmly believed that Jesus was coming back and wrote about it in the Bible (Acts 3:11-12, 19-20; 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 10; 1 John 3:2). They didn’t make this up, but had heard it from Jesus Himself and saw it prophesied in the Old Testament. Their belief was founded on factual evidence.

PROOF FROM INNER HOPE  Built into all of us is a natural longing for a better life, justice, removal of evil, peace, meaning and satisfaction. These things don’t happen in this world and only will when Jesus comes. God has built it into all people to look for when He comes to earth and sets right all that is wrong.

This is the hope, the confident assurance, of all who believe in Jesus. It is what we look forward to. The evidence shows that it will happen. Do you believe He will return (1 Corinthians 15:19-22)?  Does your life show it?  (Doylestown, PA  December 25, 2023)

John 14:1-3  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

What difference does it make that Jesus is coming back?

How can remembering this each day change your life?


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