The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called
The Word of God.
And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Revelation 19:11 – 16
JESUS stopped right under the tree in which Zacchaeus was, and all at once He looked up and saw Zacchaeus, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down.” I can just imagine Zacchaeus saying to himself, “I wonder who told Him my name? I was never before made known to Him.” But Christ knew all about Zacchaeus; and, sinner, Christ knows all about you; He knows your name, your dwelling-place. Do not think God does not know you. If you would try to hide yourself from Him, bear in mind you cannot do so. He knows where each one is; He knows all about our sins. He said to Zacchaeus, “Make haste and come down.” He might have added, “This is the last time I shall pass this way, Zacchaeus.” And thus also He speaks to sinners,—-“This may be the last time I shall pass this way.” Yes, this may be your last chance of eternity. He may be passing away from some soul now. Oh! sinner, make haste and come down and receive Him.”
The words of my fellow-Massachusettsian, D. L. Moody, in 1875
My Greatest Symphony Hall Event…….
It was January, 1973, and I was practicing on my Alexander CC tuba in the large tuning room right off the stage in Symphony Hall. It was vacation period so no one else was in the building, save for the man at the stage door. I was all alone, and frustrated, thinking about Jesus, thinking about my life, but not really knowing what to do — where to turn, to relieve my frustrations. I set my tuba down, and, realizing that no one could hear me, and in total honesty, I yelled out, “Jesus! If you are real, will you let me know?!” Instantly, His Presence FILLED that room, and I said, “You are real…….” And He has never left me. I found out that He IS REAL, and that He HAS RISEN FROM THE DEAD, and is now ALIVE! Why don’t you try yelling? He is there. He waits. Listen to His words:
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
Revelation 3:20 The Bible