I had to pull a comment from the last post and give it some exposure as it is SO ENCOURAGING. While watching for The Lords return surely takes patient endurance (Rev 3:10, Col 1:11-12) which is made clear by scripture… endurance and patience is much easier to sustain when done in a group of like minded believers. Perhaps that’s why the writer of Hebrews encourages us to continue to meet together (Heb 10:25). It is by meeting together, or more appropriately, commenting together, the Holy Spirit has a chance to multiple His blessing exponentially to people all across the earth. Thank you guys for being so faithful in contriubuting and reading the comments on this site… we are a family and it as because of you and HIM! With that said, here is the comment from Just Learning… read and be encouraged!
We wait. We anticipate. And then we wait some more. Most of the time, I’m on the edge of my seat. All past ‘high watch’ dates have come and gone…and I don’t mean they don’t have significant meanings, even if we don’t realize it at the time…but it’s never ‘The Event’ we long to see. At least so far! So, we put our noses back into the scriptures, sharing our thoughts, discoveries and dreams with each other. Then we wait more. Over and over. Sometimes growing tired. Very tired and weary.
But, Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” That is a great promise, isn’t it? Just the words “for in due season” is enough to help me take a deep breath and relax between contractions. We all know that we are in that “due season”.
My point is this: Once we are “caught up”, everything will be different…much different! Our weariness will vanish and we’ll have all the strength we can imagine. It will be via His strength. The body will be gloriously reconnected to the head. It is still a cloudy thought for me to even think of. It’s like looking through a glass , darkly. I seem to do that a lot, but it’s getting a little clearer every day!
Once we are with Him, will we then still be anticipating the next event? (I know that ‘event’ is not a good descriptive word, but I can’t think of another.) The Marriage Supper of the Lamb? What an event that will be!! (I sometimes joke about just being able to help set up some of the millions of folding tables and chairs for that great feast, and still having the energy to clean up afterwards. Ha!) How about anticipating the 2nd Coming? Have you picked out a name for your horse, yet? Are you looking forward to riding? (or rather flying?). Then, the Millennial Reign will really be something to experience! I know it is sure to happen, but right now, it still seems like a dream.
When in His presence after the Rapture, I think we will know what’s next… and will be anticipating it. But, will we experience the same highs and lows, anxiousness, weariness, etc. that we sometimes feel currently? Of course not! We will be thrilled (another inadequate choice of words), but not at all anxious. We’ll be able to enjoy every moment! Surely it won’t feel like it’s taking forever, as I sometimes think while ‘waiting’ for Him to come and get us. (Actually, ‘forever’ will be reality for us!) Neither will it feel like time is flying by too quickly. It will be perfect! Right now, looking back at my life, I’d describe it as the “days felt long, but the years certainly felt too short.” They flew by. That description is about to change!
The emotional ups and downs; the anxiety and disappointments; the shouting with joy and then the tears that sometimes follow; the wondering if we are right are wrong; our attempt to correctly balance our time and thoughts between anticipation of His return vs. ‘occupying’; ….these will ALL DISAPPEAR in the TWINKLING OF AN EYE.
I am ready for that. And you? (Click to Source)
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