Thursday, September 24, 2009

Κύριος Notes-Looking East

Psalm 118:22-26

22 The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone;
23 the LORD has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 O LORD, save us;
O LORD, grant us success.
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
From the house of the LORD we bless you.

There is reason to praise you Lord Jesus. You came to planet are with me in this place right now...and you made this day and everyday that there is...I will rejoice and be glad in this day which you have given.

Scripture Reflection:Luke 21

20"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. 22For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.

Lord Jesus some of these words have been fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem, but it has not had it final and ultimate fulfillment in your return. Lord Jesus I still look to Jerusalem to this day as an indication as to where I am in the time clock of eternity. The clock continues to tick, and we are closer to Your return than we were yesterday. Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.

23How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. 24They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

There has been a history of oppression of the Jews which has waxed and waned over the centuries since the fall of their home land. These words Lord Jesus remind me of the fact that these days of grace will not last forever. They will come to an end.

Until the time of the gentiles is fulfilled... when is that time going to be fulfilled? The reoccupation of Jerusalem is seen by many as the clearest evidence of the fact that Your return is imminent. I know that Jerusalem is no longer tramped. Lord Jesus as the time of the Gentile's draws to a close...let there be a revival...let there be time of outpouring of your Holy Spirit so that the lost may be found.

25"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

There will be climactic change where the very foundations that we have depended on will change. These signs have not yet occurred in the intensity that seems to be necessary. The level of fear that is present seems as if it could not get worse, but when as the foundations of the universe shake as they have never shaken before. Humanity who have been so secure in the scientific method and the principles of mass production and interchangeable parts will find itself with the stable environment that is needed to operate.

27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Redemption...being bought back from slavery. Lord Jesus that is the hope. So in a way as I am watching the ramping up of the events that bring me closer to Your return...there is a peace and holy hope.

Romans 8:22-23

22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

As I sit here in the quiet this morning Lord Jesus and think of the climactic events that your followers have looked over the centuries, thank you for the work that Your Spirit has done in me again. We have looked for your return out of the eastern sky. I still look this morning and I remember as the events of my life unfold a bit at a time that in the middle this life you have called me to the usual and the everyday, which in time will lead me to the events of the future.

Should you tarry, this day will be lived in the knowledge that there will be a time when my adoption will be finalized and I will know even as I am known.

Lord Jesus, I am thankful for the first fruits of your Holy Spirit. I am left wondering if Your Holy Spirit has made this life worth living and full of glory, what will your return be like? Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD

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