For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. – Philippians 3:20
Christ will return one day. But we are not looking for signs. No, you’ll just be driving along, or eating a sandwich, or waking up in the morning, or going to bed at night, whatever you’re doing, and Christ is going to come. “We eagerly wait for a Savior.”
So, friends, I’m not looking for wars or rumors of wars. I’m not looking for earthquakes, false christs, famines, or economic collapse. These things could happen, but I’m not looking for that. I’m not looking for one-fourth of the earth’s population to die over a short period of time. I’m not looking for a great number of Christian martyrs. I’m not looking for signs in the heavens such as the sun turning black or the moon turning red like blood. I’m not looking for the islands and the mountains to be moved out of their places. I’m not looking for the salvation of 144,000 Jews. I’m not looking for fire from heaven to destroy a third of the earth and a third of the ocean and a third of the fresh water. I’m not looking for locusts with stingers to come on the earth and torment men. I’m not looking for men to beg God to kill them and not being able to die. I’m not waiting for the worldwide proclamation of the Gospel. I’m not looking for the son of lawlessness to take the throne.
But, I am looking for Jesus! He is who the church looks for. He is what we’re waiting for. He is our hope. He is the trouble vanquisher. He is the sorrow smasher. He is the hope we live for, and the hope we breathe for. That’s why you get up in the morning. That’s why you look at your children and your grandchildren and say, “There is a future and there is a hope. Our Lord is coming. He’s coming!” Quit watching what the naysayers of this earth say. They are not in charge.
The times and the epochs are in God’s hands and they are running right on schedule. The next event on God’s immutable timetable is Jesus splitting the eastern sky, and we say, “Come, Lord Jesus!”