by Stan Coffey

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What To Do Until Jesus Comes (8 of 20)
Dr. Stan Coffey
I John 2:28-29

We believe with all of our hearts that Jesus Christ is coming back, amen? Jesus promised that He would return; we believe that. The Bible is very clear that there are some things that we ought to do, and there's a way in which we ought to live, and there are some things that are very important that must be carried on until Jesus comes. I John 2:28-29 addresses this very thing. (Read I John 2:28-29)The second coming of Christ is one of the great doctrines in the New Testament. One out of every twenty verses is said to deal with the doctrine of the second coming of Jesus Christ. There are 318 references at least to the second coming of Christ to be found in the New Testament alone. All of the New Testament writers were caught up and raptured with the doctrine of the second coming of Jesus. Peter and James and John and Paul all expected Christ to come in their lifetime. They lived daily in anticipation and in expectation of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. So it's a tremendously important doctrine.

All the Bible scholars who know the word and those who are studying the word believe that we're very near the time when Christ will come again. We know the Bible teaches that He could come at anytime. He could have come at anytime after His ascension until now. We know that Jesus may come tonight. The Bible says, "No man knoweth the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh." But it seems that the signs of the Bible are converging. It seems that many, many prophecies are being fulfilled. It seems that the political and social structure is being set forth that will be that kind prophesied by the Bible just prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ. There is a sense in the minds and hearts of believers that we only have a short time to do what we're going to do for the Lord.

Believers everywhere seem to sense that time is running out, that ...

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