>THE REASON TO REJOICE THIS SEASON- BE PREPARED FOR THE SECOND COMING


> LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF KINGS

The Holy Bible, The Book of Revelations, Chapter19, verse16 reads : ” He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS “.
“For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done”.(MATTHEW16:27)
WHEN WILL JESUS RETURN ?
“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”.(MATTHEW24:36)
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come”.(MATTHEW24:42)
“So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him”.(MATTHEW24:44)
BE PREPARED FOR THE SECOND COMING
1. Imitate Christ’s Humility :
“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus”.(PHILIPPIANS2:1-5)
2. Working with God :
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence-continue to work out your salvation with FEAR and TREMBLING, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose”.(PHILIPPIANS2:12)
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved”.(MATTHEW24:12-13)

Christmas should not be viewed as an opportunity to please ourselves in the pursuit of joy for our selfish happiness. During this Season it is important to be prepared with a sense of FEAR and TREMBLING rather than to rejoice without Christ like spirit. Your attitude should be the same as that of JESUS.

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