by Dr. J. Vernon McGee

He is Coming Again!
Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Scripture references are from the King James Version Bible.

(This message is also included in the hardback book, Feasting on the Word,
Copyright 1992 by Thru the Bible Radio.)
In World War II when General Douglas MacArthur withdrew from the Philippines - after Pearl Harbor and before the surrender of Corregidor - he issued his now famous statement: "I will return." For several years millions of people in the Orient hung onto these three words as the only ray of light in the darkness of tyranny and oppression. They were words of hope; they were words of promised deliverance for people around the world.
MacArthur did return. He returned with a vengeance. Not stopping at Manila, he went on to Tokyo to receive the surrender of the proud nation of Japan on the deck of the battleship Missouri. Although he was, after all, a frail human being, he kept his promise. He did return.
Before the Lord Jesus Christ left this earth to return to heaven, He said, "I will come again." These words have been the hope and comfort of millions of believers for the past twenty centuries. He, as the glorified Christ, repeated these words to the apostle John on the lonely island of Patmos. Here He sharpened His promise and delivered it in a dramatic way, "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me" (Revelation 22:12). He did not mean that He was coming soon - that is not what He said. He said that His coming, with all that it entailed, would occupy a very brief time - "I come quickly." The book of Revelation closes the Bible with His affirmation, "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen." This is the last promise that has come to us from heaven. "I come quickly." And these words have been the comfort of His own for twenty centuries.
It is the thought of some that the Revelation is a book filled only with that which is frightful and sensational. There are symbols of wild beasts, monstrous creatures; t ...

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