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"Coming Soon" 

August 4, 2021

One of the more irritating things about a website is when you see that a page or a link has been created and you read the words, "COMING SOON!" Don't you hate it when you read that??  Especially when that message stays there months on end (kind of like on this page! -- But we will do better, I hope!). 

But there's another place where you can read the words, "Coming Soon," and you can be assured that it WILL happen.  I've been reading the book of the Revelation again in recent days (in preparation for a class in the fall).  And again, I have been impressed with the urgency of the book's message and also of the Lord's promise to come again.  

The book of the Revelation is about as current a book of the Bible as we can read and study today.  However, can I give one soft word of correction?  It isn't the book of RevelationS, as if there were many revelations in the book.  Rather, is the book of THE Revelation (singular), the one revelation of Jesus Christ, just as the first verse of the book says.  With that out of the way, think about what that book is about.  Of course, there are a variety of opinions about how the book can and should be interpreted.  The shelves of libraries groan under the weight of the multiplicity of commentaries on it.  I have several in my own study.  But the central message remains the same, regardless of the different interpretive approaches that can be taken:  JESUS IS COMING BACK... AND HE'S COMING BACK SOON!  "Behold, I come quickly!" is the final message of the Lord Jesus at the very end of the book.  Although uncertainty on some of the many details may boggle our minds, there is one thing we know.  Jesus Christ will soon return to right all the wrongs is this world, and then, "he shall reign forever and ever" (Rev. 11:15).  I can hear the strains of "The Hallelujah Chorus" even as I type those words!  

Very soon (no pun intended) we will be studying the book of the Revelation again on Wednesday nights.  It won't be a detailed study.  But it will be enough to give you some idea of what the book is about and what is yet to transpire on this earth right before Jesus comes to reign in his millennial glory.  More details will be "coming soon" (ok, pun intented there). 

More important than a Bible study announcement is the fact we started our little column with:  JESUS IS COMING BACK... REALLY SOON!  Are you read for his "glorious appearing"?  It can be at any moment!  You better get ready!!

With Love for the Flock,

Pastor Jeff