The Good News About Last Day Events
We are Adventist because we believe in and expect the second coming of Christ. It is the culminating act in earth’s history. It is what prophecies have foretold for thousands of years. It should be the greatest event of all time, yet few are truly excited or eagerly anticipate His coming. Why?
From the time that I was old enough to understand about the Second Coming of Jesus, I have had an underlying fear concerning the event. I have come to believe that fear is present because I don’t really know the Man, Jesus!
The Bible is very clear on the fact that fear is not from God. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that God does not give us a spirit of fear, but rather a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
Fear is also a result of focusing on the wrong event. If our focus is on the “time of trouble,” we will experience fear. If our focus is on the second coming of Christ, and we know Him, we will not be filled with fear but will instead be filled with anticipation!
It’s time for an attitude adjustment as far as the “end of time” is concerned. When we adjust our attitudes, we just might get serious about Jesus coming back and may even help the cause because we no longer fear the event. We might even hear ourselves saying, “Even so, come Lord Jesus!”