Blank Stares

When Jesus comes  

The time will come when there will be no blank stares. A time of shock for some who thought little about the words of God’s prophets. “Another day. Far away. No need to be concerned.”  To them I would say, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”(2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB)

If any attention is paid to what the prophets and apostles said, concerning the future, we should at least be wondering. Lots of sin and consequences to see and think about. Even some plague and pestilence. At the very least it should be a nudge to draw us closer. Closer to Christ, through the only way we have been given, a living faith that loves God and each other. When paying attention there is a sense of urgency that grows to become joyful anticipation. Prophecy is meant to explain as it fills the believer with a living hope.

Eagerly await Him 

I am a blessed man. God has shown me that my sin has been crucified. It no longer holds the threat of death. I am a blessed man who is eagerly waiting, and expecting, the return of the Lord. While I wait expectantly, I let my thoughts be known, and sometimes receive blank stares.

“And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. (Hebrews 9:27-28 NASB)