01 Jan 2005

I Am Coming Again - Revelation 22:12-16

(Last in the series till further notice)

“You asked:

‘Lord, when are You coming again, may I ask of You? I had hesitated before because You once told Your first 12 disciples that it was not for them to know ... But since so many of our teachers to day are telling us to expect You soon, as Your friend, I thought it might be better to ask You directly.’

My Beloved, for those who are My friends, there is no difference to our relationship as when I come again...we will continue our friendship as it is ... The only difference will be that your distorted ideas of Me will be removed as You see Me as I am and your joy will know no end!”

Yes, and I shall see Him face to face
And tell the story saved by grace ... ”

Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?
When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,
When my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fail;
Though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

On thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.
For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling;
He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle
And set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;
At His tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, O Lord;
Be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of You, ‘Seek His face!’
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my Helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Saviour.

Though my father and my mother forsake me,
The Lord will receive me.

Teach me Your way, O Lord;
Lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
For false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.

I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord;
Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.