by Ken Trivette

Keep an Eye on the Sky
Ken Trivette
Matthew 24:42

During the dark days of World War II, when General Douglas MacArthur found himself outnumbered by the Japanese in the Philippines, he was ordered by the President of the United States evacuate the islands. Under the cover of darkness, he made his way to Australia to re-group forces, and plan the defeat of his enemy. As he left, gripping the hand of General Wainwright, who was to remain behind, MacArthur said, "I will return."

After being safely evacuated on a B-17 through Japanese patrolled seas and skies to Australia, he said to reporters, "The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines and proceed from Corregidor to Australia for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American offensive against Japan, a primary object of which is the relief of the Philippines. I came through and I shall return."

Just hours before the Lord Jesus would die on Calvary's cross, He said to His troubled disciples, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:1-3).

Herbert Lockyer said of this great promise, "If we had no other promise in prophecy, this one would be sufficient to rest upon, seeing it fell from the lips of Christ, who was not a man that He should lie" (Predictions of Things To Come). One of the great promises of the Bible is the return of Jesus Christ. Jesus said He would return, and you can be absolutely certain that He will return just as He said.

I think of the mirrors on our cars. On them are the words, "Objects are closer than they appear." The reason is that the mirror is convex, allowing a much wider angle of vision. The Bible gives us a wide angle vision of the future and every ...

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