~ The Judge Is At The Door ~
The Key Passage ~ “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!” (James 5:7-9, nkjv). Other translations render verse 9 as, “the judge is standing right at the door” (nasb) and “See, the Judge has stationed Himself at the doors” (berkeley).
Comment ~ This passage conveys the imminent return of Jesus Christ for His Church at any moment. All that He needs to do is to open the door and make His entry. This could happen before you finish reading this posting (see Matthew 26:45-47) or not for another thousand years (1 Peter 4:7). At any moment, those who love the Lord Jesus Christ and have taken Him as their personal Savior may be caught up into His presence!
application ~ If the Messiah—Jesus Christ were to return for His bride—the Church would you be ready? Are you a part of His Church?
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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