There is a tide coming; a tide straight from heaven’s doors. Where those who have believed in Christ will see him once again. Soon there will be a shift; a tide will come.
Up until the day when Jesus Christ came to Earth, God used his people to prophesy of his coming. John the Baptist was one of the prophets God used to tell of Jesus’s coming. He can be seen prophesying of this coming in Matthew chapter 3. During this time, The birth of Jesus had already taken place, and Jesus himself was on the way to be baptized by John.
In this scene, John is seen saying,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” – Matthew 3:2, ESV
This scripture is significant because in the early days before Christ, the prophet Isaiah spoke of this very thing. He said,
“A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” – Isaiah 40:3, ESV
This scripture is also used in Matthew chapter 3 to reference and confirm the prophesy.
Isn’t it interesting how God will use people to warn us of things to come?
God used Isaiah and John in this way to warn the people of what was to come, and in a similar manner God is using people today to tell of Jesus’s return, so don’t find it strange that these words have found you.
Jesus spoke of his return using many parables. Parables were meant to reveal to those, with understanding from the Spirit, what Jesus was actually saying. The new testament is full of parables spoken by Jesus in an attempt to conceal powerful and important lessons from the blind (those who have not received the Spirit). In doing this, Jesus was able to tell secrets to those who could properly hear and understand him.
In Matthew chapter 24, Jesus talks of his return, saying,
“Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” – Matthew 24:30, ESV
This scripture is interesting, not just because it tells us what to expect when Jesus comes, but because it says that, “all the tribes of the earth will mourn.” Mourn? Why would all the tribes of the earth mourn at Jesus’s return?
God communicates to us, through Jesus, that when Jesus returns, many will not be prepared. In fact, the bible tells us that there will be many of us who will not see it coming:
“the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know” – Matthew 24:50, ESV
Therefore, the lessons we have learned from the hearing and reading of the word must not be returned void. We have a responsibility to do what we know to do.
In the time of John the Baptist, John didn’t know when Jesus was coming, he just knew that he was coming soon. When Jesus came to John to be baptized, it caught John off guard (I don’t think he was expecting to see Jesus that soon and in that way).
How much more will we be caught off guard when Jesus returns?
Will you be in the tribe of people who mourn at Jesus’s return because you were not expecting to see him so soon? Or will you be like John, caught doing what he was called to do so that when Jesus showed up, he was ready to receive him?
Ponder on these questions some more.
These questions are not asked to alarm you, but to prepare you.
Jesus is coming back soon. Will you be ready?
God bless you.