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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
Topic: IS JESUS COMING TO YOU LIKE A THIEF, OR LIKE A FRIEND?
Text: Revelation 16:15
📖15….”Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
🔥However you want to meet Jesus when he returns, that is also how he will come to you. Your attitude towards the Gospel, spells out your choice. If you are in your house, and you are not expecting anyone, a knock at your door startles you, and makes you to peep first before answering. And the most probable answer will be…WHO IS THERE? But if you are expecting someone in your house at a particular time, and there is a knock at your door, you beam a smile, without peeping and asking WHO IS THERE, you just open the door with COME IN invitation.
🔥🔥If you look critically at our main text from Rev 16:15, Jesus says he will come like a thief. While in 1 Thessalonians 5:2, “in the night” was added to it, proverbially. This connotes that those he won’t meet watching, would be considered as enemies. Or who do you think HE IS COMING TO MEET LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT? We all know that thieves don’t visit their friends in the night. Whoever a thief visits in the night, is his enemy. So it is with this statement of Jesus. He is not coming to meet the saved Christians like a thief in the night. It is the unsaved that he would come to meet as a thief in the night, being enemies of the Cross… I Cor 1:18.
🔥🔥🔥How then is he coming to meet the believers? The saved Christians? He is coming to meet them like a friend. Yes, LIKE A FRIEND IN THE DAY OR NIGHT. How are you expecting Jesus to meet you when he returns? Like a thief in the night, or like a friend anytime? The choice is yours! The choice is ours. Keep tabs on your faith convictions and stay by same, so that Jesus doesn’t come to you as a thief in the night.
🙏Dearest Jesus, accept me in my garments, which are washed in your blood in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Heavenly Father, by my faith in your son’s passion, may Jesus never meet me as an enemy when he returns, but as a friend, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏O Lord, inspire me to keep watching for him positively with my attitude towards the Gospel, so I don’t walk shamefully naked when he returns in Jesus’ name.
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