When shall Jesus appear?

The sun sets in the sky, and a man on a hill kneels in front of a cross.

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What is “appear?” Well, one definition is “to come into sight, become visible or noticeable.”

The Bible says in the Book of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ Jesus which strengtheneth me.” The Bible also talks about appearing in the Book of Matthew 18:20, and it says, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I should appear.”

We need the Lord Jesus Christ to appear in some form to bring homelessness to an end for good!

This article is about mental health, and how Christ can appear for each of us and strengthen us.

The Bible says in the book of John 3:16-17, “For ‘God’ so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.” Amen!

If we praise the Lord daily, I feel we ought to grow spiritually. If not, we need to take a self-examination of our mind, body, soul, and strength of heart to decrease some evil in these areas of our life.

Once again, if God is with us, who can be against us? The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:11:“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new.” Amen! The Holy Bible talks about his coming or his appearing in the Book of John 2:28. It says: “And now, little children, abide in him that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before him at this coming!”
There are many glorious promises associated with the great promise that Christ himself shall once again appear in person. Paul reminds us of His former appearance on Earth. “But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put aways in by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrew 9:26). Then the promise is, “Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin into salvation” (Hebrew 9:28). Therefore, when He shall appear, we shall appear with Him in glory, we shall receive an unfailing crown of glory, we shall be like him, and without sin unto salvation.

These promises, even now, constitute an incentive for each believer to purify himself even as he is pure. But there is also the sobering warning associated with the soon-coming time when He shall appear.

We should abide in him,that is, continue in him “hour” after “hour” and “day” after “day” and “month” after “month” and “year” after “year”, careful that whatever we do, wherever we go, and whatever we say. We are in no danger of being ashamed before him when He shall appear.

It is truly a blessing when we can give to one another cheerfully, especially those who may have more than they need! It’s better to give than receive. Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over. We must appear for each other, strengthen each other in spirit, and so too prepare for when Jesus appears to us once again. Amen!

Rev. John Littlejohn is a Street Sense Media artist and vendor.

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