People Get Ready, Jesus Is Coming
Dr. Brad Whitt
INTRO: Alright, take your Bibles and be finding your place at the very last book, the very last chapter and the next to the last verse. (How easy is that?) Revelation 22:20, and let me show you the last thing that Jesus had to say to us before that closing verse and the final punctuation mark and the maps were put into your Bible.
"He who testifies to these things (That's Jesus) says, "Surely I am coming quickly." (And to that we would all say with the Apostle John) Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!"
Jesus said that He's coming quickly. So, I want to talk to you today in broad terms about the Second Coming of Jesus and the end of the world.
Now, let me just be very plain and up front right here at the beginning of the message. I don't have any intention of even answering every question, explaining every passage or arguing over this point or that point in regards to the return of Christ to this world. That's not my intent in this message. And if you don't like what I have to say, if you don't agree with my interpretation, that's fine, when it's your time to preach you can get up here and give your side.
But I want to share with you this morning what I believe that the Bible teaches about the return of Jesus and what's going to take place in this world, on this world and to this world after He comes again and how that ought to affect both those who know Jesus and those who don't know Him personally today.
ILLUS: Here not to long ago I was driving down the highway and I saw one of those sign that people will paint and put up on the side of the road and it said in big, bold, red letters, "Jesus is coming!" I thought to myself, "Well, that's true. He is." I went another mile or two down the road and I saw another sign with big, bold, red letters and this time it said, "Jesus is coming soon!" And again I thought to myself, "That's right. He is coming soon." A few more ...
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