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“He must come at sometime
He may come at anytime.
He could come PERHAPS TODAY”
Ian Jackson

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Perhaps Today - Perhaps Now!

This is a pretty sad and messed up old world in which we are living these days. And while a global crisis might take us by surprise, it certainly hasn't taken God by surprise!  In fact when Jesus lived here on earth He described what life on earth would look like prior to the second time He comes to earth.

It will be a time of great sorrow and suffering which the Bible calls 'the great tribulation'. Certain things are going to take place in those days and we see right in front of our eyes everything coming together ready to move as prophesied in the Bible.

A one world government, one world economy, and one world religion will be set up in direct opposition to God's ideal. Covid-19 has been used to push this agenda and it appears like we are on the threshold of these measures being put into practice.

One thing is for sure, and that is our world is never going to be the same as it was before this pandemic overtook the world.

The only thing that is stopping these things and many other prophesied events from happening right now is the presence of God's people!

One event MUST take place before all the 'players' can start their manoeuvres, and that is the promised coming of Jesus in the clouds to call His people out of this world to join Him in His Father's house.

Jesus told us: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." Luke 21: 28.  Wherever we look we can see everything coming into position ready and waiting for those coming events to begin. And none of those things can happen while God's people are still here.

This means that 'the blessed hope and glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ" could happen at any minute now!

'Perhaps Today' used to be one of those precious statements to remind one and all of the imminence of our beloved Lord's coming. Now I am inclined to add 'Perhaps Now!' Because I believe we are THAT close!

"Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:
for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."
Romans 13: 11


Soon

Soon - no more sorrow,
no more heartache, and no more tears.
Soon - no more darkness,
no separation, no more fears.

Soon - no more death,
no more sickness, no more pain.
Soon the conqueror of all these things
will come again.

Soon - 'tis Him we'll see,
like Him we'll be, with Him we'll stay.
Soon - no more to wait,
and it could be Perhaps Today!

AleB


'Soon!'

A song originally for Christmas but created to be appreciated
at any time of the year.
This is especially to encourage all those who are longing
for the promised coming of our beloved Lord Jesus.
No one knows when this wonderful event will happen
but the world's current events are all drawing our attention
to the fact that His coming is so soon, it could be ...
Perhaps Today!


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PERHAPS TODAY

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Wonderful Progression

** We will arise  (from the earth.)
These verses describe the event of our Lord's coming as what happens on the earth but no further.  Those who have passed away are not going to miss out on this glorious event.

"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed."
1 Corinthians 15: 51-52

** Caught up together  (to meet Him in the air.)
Another aspect of the Lord's coming is described here as to what is going to happen in the air but no further.  We who are alive are not going to miss out on this glorious event.

"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4: 17

** We'll be with Him (in the Father's house.)
The ultimate joy of everyone who is truly 'Born Again', that is to be with the One 'who loved us, and gave Himself for us' and see Him is all His beauty. (See Galatians 2: 20.)  Christ is not going to miss out because this event is all about His pleasure. It will be His joy for us to be with Him ... at last!

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: 2-3

What a wonderful progression!  And may our appreciation of the coming of our beloved Lord increase as we see the day fast approaching.
- J. Fleck.

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'MORNING STAR'
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