Who is coming? Jesus?
But we are in the middle of reading a letter from the only remaining member of the 12 disciples to the Church. He is at pains that they remain true to their foundational belief about Jesus Christ. For this first century church they hear their leader and overseer is coming to them.
“I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete. The children of your sister, who is chosen by God, send their greetings.” 2 John 1:12-13
He is coming for a face to face meeting. If anyone was thinking of drifting off to those charismatic antichrist leaders they would think again because their leader is on his way. No one knows when he will arrive so now is the time to stay on the straight and narrow.
Just like the parables of the wicked servant, the ten virgins, the talents and the watchful servants which Jesus told, He is also coming and we need to stay focused.
John gives a warning but with the hidden message of hope for he knows his joy will be complete if he finds them holding on to the truth.
Until Jesus comes, today and as every day we too choose to stand firm against the many loud voices attacking the person and nature of Jesus Christ. Those voices are wanting to dilute His Lordship in our lives.
Hold on to what the gospels teach us, do not be led astray, for He is coming and we will see Him face to face!
3 Replies to “He is coming so don’t drift away”
We don’t know the time or place when that will be
Hi Paul, I am writing a few devotional passages on Hebrews. There are five warning passages in the Epistle. The first one is chapterc2:1-4. The warning is clear ‘Don’t Drift’. You will see it in my Facebook posts. God bless you, Maldwyn
We are writing the same thing! Wonderful and so very important.