Scripture: “Surely I come quickly,” Revelation 22:20
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III. NOTHING SHALL DELAY CHRIST’S RETURN
The words “I come quickly” carries the meaning, “I will come without delay.” This world is presently enjoying “its day”! But the Lord will yet have His DAY. Time is not considered by God as men count time. “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night,” Psalm 90:4. “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day,” 2 Peter 3:8.
1. It is an appointed day. “Behold, the day of the LORD cometh,” Zechariah 14:1. “For the day of the LORD is at hand,” Zeph 1:7. “The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly,” Zeph 1:14.
2. It is a day known only to God. “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only,” Matthew 24:36.
3. It will dawn. It is written up in God’s calendar and that appointment will be kept! “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Rev 6:15-17.
They cry to the mountains to cover them, to shelter them from the wrath of the Lamb but it is in vain! There is only one things that will cover us, protect us from the wrath of God.
Heed Exodus 12:12-13. “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” Please note the words: “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” The blood of the lamb provided shelter. It of course picture the blood of the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. The sinners only hope is to get under the blood of Christ and thus have his sins forgiven eternally.
May you heed these words tonight.