Jesus Is Coming To Pick You Up!
DAY 1 | Jesus Is Coming To Pick You Up!
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
John 14:3, ESV
At times, when I am at work. I will get a phone call from my wife. She will call to let me know that I need to swing by a pick up one of my kids to get them to practice. I often tell her that I would be glad to do it but to please make sure the kids are ready. She then sends a text or makes a call to tell the kids to be ready for me to pick them up. As I drive up to the house, all I have to do is tap the horn and the kids come on out and we are ready to go.
Did you know, God is coming by to pick up his kids? It’s not to take us to practice but to save us from a terrible tribulation. He wants us to be waiting and watching for him. The bible says a trumpet will sound (1 Cor. 15: 51) and we will know Jesus is coming to pick us up.
In John’s gospel. Jesus makes a promise saying, “I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (14:3). Here we find Jesus making a pledge that applies to all true believers today. It’s a promise that he will return to rescue his church from the coming tribulations. The promise is echoed by Paul in his letter to the believers in Thessalonica as well. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
The word “take” here is paralambanō), take with; take along; take. The same ides is used by the apostle Paul to encourage the church that Jesus will come for them as well. He uses the word (harpazō), snatch away; take away; seize. This is what’s been described as the rapture. An event where God comes to rescue believers from the tribulation. While the word is not mentioned in the bible, the idea is everywhere. In fact, the word harpazō is referenced 13 times in the New Testament. Just because the word Rapture is not in the Bible, it doesn’t mean it’s not true. The word trinity or bible are in the Bible either, but we still believe in them. Why? Because the truths of them are found everywhere. Here we find Jesus find encouraging words from Jesus. (1) We don’t need to worry. (2) He is preparing a place for us. (3) There’s plenty of room in heaven where we find our final home. (4) Jesus himself is coming to pick us up.
How do these words bring comfort to you as a believer? Take a minute to pray and thank the Lord for his comforting promise.
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