Eagerness for the 2nd Coming!

12/13/2005 5:48 AM
Title: THE SECOND COMING (2ND)
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S: ?And it is appointed for men to die once, but after this
the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins
of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear
a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.? Hebrews
9:27-28

O: Judgment is so feared by most people. Judgment is
feared by people who won?t be judged righteous. But this
verse promises us that Jesus died so we don?t have to. He
bore our sins because we couldn?t bear them for ourselves.
But it also talks about more than judgment. It talks
about the fact that He is coming a 2nd time and all those
who are ?eagerly? waiting for Him ? to those he will come
again.

In other words, Jesus doesn?t come for those people who
don?t want Him to come. He doesn?t come for those who kind
of wait for Him. He comes for those who EAGERLY wait for
him.

Eagerly:
Enthusiasitically
Excitedly
Impatiently
Fervently
Willingly
Readily
Keenly

Main Entry: ea?ger
Pronunciation: ‘E-g&r
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English egre, from Middle French aigre,
from Latin acer — more at EDGE
1 a archaic : SHARP b obsolete : SOUR
2 : marked by enthusiastic or impatient desire or interest
– ea?ger?ly adverb
– ea?ger?ness noun
synonyms EAGER, AVID, KEEN, ANXIOUS, ATHIRST mean moved by
a strong and urgent desire or interest. EAGER implies ardor
and enthusiasm and sometimes impatience at delay or
restraint . AVID adds to EAGER the
implication of insatiability or greed <avid for new
thrills>. KEEN suggests intensity of interest and quick
responsiveness in action .
ANXIOUS emphasizes fear of frustration or failure or
disappointment .
ATHIRST stresses yearning but not necessarily readiness for
action .

Taken from http://www.webster.com

A: How eager am I for the second coming? How eager am I to
see Jesus? Am I eager enough to get away from my computer?
Am I eager enough to put down my work? Am I eager enough
to teach my children about my eagerness? Am I eager enough
to focus on God rather than my enjoyment about things? Am
I eager enough to see what?s happening and follow God all
the way? Am I eager enough to read my Bible and apply it
to my life? Am I eager enough to listen to God, to pray to
God, to share that with another person?

P: Lord, have mercy on me. I want to develop that
eagerness in me, in my kids, my wife, my church, my
friends. I pray you will make that eagerness take me by
the hand and prepare me for whatever you want me to do in
order that I might actually serve you and eagerly await
your son coming. Lord, give me that urgency and impatience
for your coming. I wait. I love you, Lord. I will follow
you.

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