Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Finale and Crescendo

Our pastor has been preaching through 1 Thessalonians which, of course, brings us to the second coming of Christ. We've been looking at many Scriptures on the topic, including passages in Matthew and Revelation. I always get a little lost when the subject of eschatology comes up and our church as a whole does not focus on it, but we do know He IS coming again! And Pastor R. read this passage to conclude his sermon the last time, saying it was like the finale of a fireworks exhibition or the crescendo of a huge musical piece. When both those events happen, you know that "this is it;" this is the end and everything culminates in the majesty of it all. Can't you just here the boom, boom, boom of the sound? Don't the following words make you feel like standing and applauding, raising your arms in victory? Or do they bring fear to your heart, making you want to run away and hide? I hope the former. If not, please get that matter settled today.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is called The Word of God. . . And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Rev. 19:11-13, 16.


HOPE said...

Oh Maxine..how my heart is with you on this...

you wonder if people realize it could be the last time to HEAR the WORD OF GOD preached...the last moment to be SAVED!

Some songs we sing on Sundays are just as you say...bringing on the crescendo of God's majesty!

It Will Be Worth It All..when we see Jesus!!

The Great Redeemer!

Jesus Is Coming Again

Christ Returneth

Looking for the glorious day of seeing my Saviour...face to face.


Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Maxine, what awesome messages you have here!!! Of course God's message is always awesome isn't it.
Love that you popped by my blog and give such encouragements to me..It maens soooo much , I can feel your a special lady that I am getting the blessing to know, more each time we visit one another. I will also pray, for your wonderful business as it reflects your heart, and spirit for Christ, and His word. What a neat ministry you have through this, and you share so much about God.. Thank you for that.
Sisters in Christ~~~Big Hugs from Iowa~~~Dena

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks for coming by today.
This was a great post. Praying that all who hear receive!
Have a Blessed Thursday,

Susan said...

And to think the coming of the Lord is truly at hand!!

I want to be ready!!

Thanks Maxine♥


Maxine, we are on "Shouting Ground" here. I love it....."And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Thank you so much. This gives us hope in times like these. love you, connie