Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
This morning I think not only of Jesus’ resurrection but that He is coming back from Heaven for me! I am happy, joy filled, and my only problem is finding words to express it! Can you honestly say that this morning?
Psalms 27:1 The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Isaiah 60:1 – 3 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Yes, Jesus is coming again! The scriptures are true but remember Hell is a real place too!
Hollywood’s versions of Jesus won’t save you or their ridiculous movies such as The Son of God, Noah or Heaven is for Real. You do not go to the trash pile of the world to find God! So my questions for you this morning, will you find yourself one day in Heaven or Hell? Do you have the faith that comes from the word of God or from Hollywood? Here’s an excerpt from a sermon to help you consider,
And let me remind you yet once again, that there will be in you an undoubted personality—you will be known in Hell. The drunkard shall have the drunkard’s punishment; the swearer shall have the swearer’s corner to himself. “Bind them up in bundles to burn and cast them into the fire.” Thus says the voice of inflexible Justice! You shall not suffer in another man’s body, but in your own, and you shall be known to be the very man who sinned against God. You shall be looked at by one who sees you today, if you die impenitent, who will say to you, “We went up to that hall together; we heard a sermon on the resurrection which had a frightful ending; we laughed at it, but we have found out that it is true.”
And one will say to the other, “I should have known you, though we have not met these many years till we met in Hell. I should have known you, there is something about your new body which lets me know that it is the same body that you had on earth.” And then you will mutually say to one another, “These pangs that we are now enduring, this horror of great darkness, these chains of fire that are reserved for us—are they not well deserved?” And you will curse God together again and suffer together and will be made to feel that you have only received the due reward of your deeds.
“Did not the man warn us,” you will say, “did he not warn us; did he not bid us fly to Christ for refuge? Did we not despise it and make a jeer of what he said? We are rightly punished. We damned ourselves, we cut our own throats—we kindled Hell for ourselves and found the fuel of our own burning forever and ever.”
Oh, my dear Hearers, I cannot bear to stay on this subject! Let me finish with just this word. “Whoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved.” That means you, poor man, though perhaps you were drunk last night and scarcely got up in time enough to come here this morning. If you believe, William, you shall be saved! This means you, poor woman, harlot though you are—if you cast yourself on Christ you are saved! This means you, respectable man, you who
trust in yours own works—if you rely on Christ, you shall be saved—but not if you trust in yourself. Oh, be wise, be wise! May God give us Divine Grace now to learn that highest wisdom, and may we now look to the Cross and to the quivering Lamb that bleeds upon it and see Him as He rises from the dead and ascends up on high—and believing in Him—may we receive the hope and the assurance of a blissful resurrection in Him. (From sermon by, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Resurrection! No. 306, April 1, 1860 source: www.spurgeongems.org)
My word to you this resurrection day, open the Bible! Read what God ACTUALLY says to us – don’t listen to the drug induced vision/dream of a four year old boy! Do not let Hollywood reshape your God with their special effects and acting – our God is REAL! Hollywood’s non-condemning mush god will lead you to a Hell that is a REAL PLACE! When it comes to anything coming out of Hollywood, don’t believe it! Don’t listen to it! They lie to take your money and the one behind them desires to destroy you! Run from this world and look to God, the true and very real God who made it all and gave His only Son for you!
This resurrection morning, think on the many verses in the Bible that speak of Jesus Christ’s return – it will be no secret when He arrives! He is coming back as He left and if you have not given your life to Him there is still time! If you are reading this then there is still hope for your soul!
“…shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11b
Will you mourn when you see Him coming or will YOUR resurrection be unto an eternal life with Him in Heaven!!?
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
2 Thessalonians 1:7 – 10 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Revelation 6:16 – 17 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: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Revelation 7:1 – 4 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number!
Revelation 7:9 -14 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and [about] the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.