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#9 The Book of Malachi (9 of 14)
JESUS IS COMING BACK - ARE YOU READY?
1. At 10:00 o'clock in the morning of May 19, 1780, people
in the eastern seaboard noticed a strange haze spreading
across the sky. Then a thick darkness settled over the
eastern part of the United States. By noon, schools were
dismissed, candles lit, and torches set in the streets. By
one o'clock in the afternoon, fear had turned into panic as
the premature nightfall continued. Thousands crowded into
churches to hear ministers expound on the day of Judgment.
In Hartford, Connecticut, both houses of the legislature
were meeting. One dismissed since its members thought the
world was about to end at any moment. The other body
continued, although greatly distressed. Finally one man
made a motion to disband, since the day of reckoning was
thought to have come. A Mr. Davenport, a Christian
objected, "Mr. Speaker, this is either the Day of Judgment
or it is not. If it is not, there is no need of adjourning.
If it is, I desire to be found doing my work. I move that
candles be brought in that we proceed to business." The
meeting went on.
2. One day Jesus will come and I will be called to stand
before Him. It is my prayer, that I be found doing the work
He gave me to do. Many years ago I made preparations to be
accepted when He returns. But I also want to make
preparations to be acceptable when He returns.
3. For some the second coming of Jesus is alarming.
4. Reuters News June 6, 1996, produced a nationwide scare
in Columbia and produced a wave of baptisms in the Roman
Catholic Churches. June 6 was the sixth day of the sixth
month of a year that also ends in six - a coincidence of
the calendar producing 6-6-6, feared as the sign of Satan.
The wave of baptisms took place before the date because of
rumors that the anti-Christ would put the mark of the beast
on any child who had not been baptized.
5. Tho ...
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