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Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh

Return of Jesus ChristAs the classic hymn foretells, “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight, and blessed is the servant whom He (Jesus) shall find watching: and again, unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless, weighed down with sleep, lest you be shut out of the kingdom of God.”

This will take place when our Savior returns to reign over the entire earth. Jesus will rule as the King of kings, and Lord of lords from His headquarters in Israel. The prophet Isaiah also prophecied of this day in the near future when the entire planet will be filled with the glory, righteousness and salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah (Isaiah 62).

As we anticipate the second coming of Christ, we must prepare our lamps with the oil of God’s Holy Spirit so that His light shines more and more through us each day. Like the Wise Virgins, we must be ready to go forth and meet the Bridegroom (Jesus) when He calls. (Matthew 25:1-13)

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Luis Josephus 1All glory and honor and power be to our God who sits on the throne. Amen.

– Luis Josephus
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What does it mean to make Jesus “Lord”?

Pastor Luis Yosefus

The early Christians were persecuted by the Romans not so much for their religious beliefs, but for their refusal to declare Caesar as “Lord.” The pledge of allegiance in the Roman Empire was Caesar ho Kurios (Greek – “Caesar is Lord”).  Author R.C. Sproul, Jr. writes:

“Tens of thousands of Christians went to their death because they confessed the first creed of the church — Christos ho Kurios — Christ is Lord. They knew where their citizenship lay. If His kingdom is to come in greater fullness in our day, if His will is to be done in these United States as it is in heaven, then the church of Jesus Christ must learn where they are citizens. For His is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. Amen.”

If you are a member of the body of Christ, with Jesus as the head, then Jesus is the only Lord we Christians can declare our allegiance to, since we belong to a different empire – the kingdom of God.

During the Nazi regime in Germany, Adolf Hitler also required that the citizens pledge their allegiance to Him. The Pledge of Allegiance, “Heil Hitler” was accompanied by a stiff-arm salute. Failure to do so brought imprisonment or even execution. I wonder how many Christians today would be willing to declare Jesus as Lord knowing that it could cost them their lives?

Nevertheless, the apostle Paul says that Jesus must have “first place” in our lives in everything:

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy [first place]. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” – Colossians 1:15-20.

Human Caesars and dictators may claim to be the supreme and ultimate rulers (some even claimed to be gods), but Jesus has always been “before all things,” and He must have first place in our hearts and our lives. He is the Lord of all lords, and the King of all kings. All the fullness of the one true and living God dwells in Jesus, and He alone deserves our supreme allegiance. Amen.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Who’s on the throne?

– TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE: “So let us come boldly and confidently to the throne of God, our compassionate heavenly Father. There we will receive His loving kindness and mercy, and we will find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16 (JCV)

www.RealJesus.netNotice that the writer of the Book of Hebrews says when we pray we are approaching a “throne”. Who’s on the throne? A king. Not just any king, but the KING of kings, the LORD of lords, the Supreme Ruler of the universe. The One who has all authority and power.

When we are His children, bought by the blood of the Lamb, He says, “Come boldly and confidently before my throne, without fear or doubt, that you may receive from Me. I have the power and authority to grant whatever you request. There is no prayer too hard for Me to answer, and no problem too difficult for Me to solve.

“Come to Me expecting favor. You are my beloved child and I will move heaven and earth, if necessary, to grant your petition. And prove to you my love and power. In prayer to Me, lift up your eyes in faith, and look towards my glorious throne. Thus says the LORD.”

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