Facebook live was not how I intended to spend the LORD'S Day.
I look forward to every Sunday & any time I can meet with my church family.
The Bible says "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together" (Hebrews 10:25).
Knowing this, it was a disappointment not to be with my church family this past Sunday, as we were all snowed in.
However, I am thankful for the technology that allowed me to get out the LORD'S Word on Sunday, even when I couldn't get out physically.
Those whose desired to log in could do so, wherever they were located in the world.
As long as they had facebook & a cell signal, the event could be seen live, even though in the grand scheme of things, it was a minor event.
In weeks to come, MAJOR events will be front in center.
Superbowl 51 will be viewed live by millions worldwide.
The Inauguration of America's 45th President, Donald Trump, will also be witnessed live by countless millions.
NASCAR starts its season with the Daytona 500 & millions will tune in live to watch the 59th running of that race.
But there are other events that we have live access to & they are not always meant to entertain us or that are wittnessed for it's historical significance.
Last week, 4 black individuals logged onto facebook live & the world witnessed the bullying, abuse, humiliation & criminal activity of a mentally disabled white man.
Friday in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, facebook live along with the media, kept many updated in real-time of the events unfolding as passengers retrieved their luggage, after a murderer had taken the lives of 5, wounding 6.
Not only do we witness fun & exciting events, but we also witness terror, evil & wickedness.
It takes no expert to ascertain that our world is growing more evil, so the more we recognize the evil - the more we should assemble ourselves with the church, as Hebrews 10:25 instructs us - "and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching".
And that got me thinking about the return of JESUS!
"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him" (Revelation 1:7)
We may wonder, "How will every eye see the return of JESUS?" & might even find it difficult to comprehend that scenario.
But just like this event we are a part of this morning, the Superbowl, the Inauguration, the Daytona 500, the Chicago bullying or the Ft Lauderdale Terrorist Shooting, the Coming of Christ is going to be viewed in a spectacular form.
We certainly have the technology to broadcast worldwide & live, if that's the LORD'S plan.
Regardless, we should be LOOKING forward to HIS returning - just as many of us look forward to gathering with out church family each week.
Just as we look forward to the Superbowl, Inauguration, Daytona 500 or some other event - we don't want to miss the Coming of JESUS.
The Bible tells us "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." (Matthew 24:30).
JESUS HIMSELF conveyed to the high priest as Matthew wrote, "Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven." (Matthew 26:64).
Whether we want HIM to come at a particular time or not - HE is coming!
HE is one HIS way!
HE has a plan & HE is right on schedule - & HIS church is going to see HIM when HE does.
Knowing this, we can take great comfort that HE is coming for HIS church.
No matter what you are facing - a failed marriage, loss of a family member, no job, no home, wrecked finances, drug addiction, rejection, pride, greed or loneliness - JESUS is coming one day soon for you!
And the beautifully thing is, that when HE does, we will see HIM & we will be forever changed!
"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." (1 Corinthians 15:52)
Are you looking forward to HIS return?
Are you anticipating HIS appearing?
Are you ready when HE decides to "go live"?
It is time now, to be ready!
When you DO finally see HIM live, will it be as your LORD or as your JUDGE?
Receive HIS free gift of salvation today, before it's too late!
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