The Second Coming
There's a new dawn, a wonderful day ahead. Even more than that, think of the words of the familiar Christmas hymn, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: Hail, the heavenly Prince of Peace! Hail, the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all he brings, Risen with healing in his wings. This Sun of Righteousness is none other than Jesus himself.
The first time Jesus came in poverty; the next time He comes in power.
The first time Jesus came in shame; the next time He comes in splendor.
The first time Jesus came as the Lamb of God; when he comes again it will be as the Lion of the Tribe of Judea.
The first time He was judged of men; the next time He comes He will judge all men.
The first time that Jesus came He came as the man of God, the Lord Jesus; the next time He will come in glorious power as the God man;
The first time He came as a sacrifice for the sins of the world; the next time He comes in sovereignty; as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
He is coming visibly and every eye shall see Him! He is coming victoriously. The Church house is empty and the pleasure palaces are full and it looks like He is getting the short end of a long stick.
And even though that is true yet I want to tell you dear friend that all over the world there is right now like never before a restlessness and a longing and hungry that is developing in the heart of men of all faiths and cultures and creeds and they are looking for that one who can come and rule and bring righteousness to the world.
The Bible predicts that in the last days the world and men will grow worse and worse. That's really a sign of the time, and the darker it gets the more a Christian can say, ''Praise God it is getting gloriously dark.''
For Malachi said, ''Just when it is the darkest, then the Son will arise with healing in His wings and He will turn our darkness to light, our sickness to health, and our coldness to warmth.''
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