BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
No. 254
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From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online  http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/index.htm

Getting to know God together.

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A MOUNTAIN WILL SPL ... IT IN TWO!

After Jesus came alive again,( He was re-surr-ec-ted ), He went to Heaven in His new body! It is all described in Acts 1:10,11. Jesus went away in a cloud, from the Mount of Olives in Israel. Two men in white spoke to Jesus’ followers and told them:

“...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.”
[ In other words, the way Jesus went into
heaven is the way He will one day come back!]

Now that is exciting.
Does the Bible tell us what will happen when Jesus Christ comes back? Yes, it tells us that when Jesus comes back from Heaven He will land on the Mount of Olives.
Then something astonishing will happen - the mountain will split in two!!!! Let’s have a look at this “prophecy”:

“And his feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jer-u-sa-lem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave ( split open ) in the midst (middle ) there-of toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.....And the Lord shall be king over all the earth in that day....”
( Zechariah 14:4-9).

That is some event! This event will happen before Jesus Christ sets up His reign over all the earth. His wonderful reign will last a thousand years, and is called the Mill-enn-ial Reign - meaning thousand year rule. Something else exciting will happen on the day Jesus Christ comes to the Mount of Olives. It will still be light at evening time.
Let’s have a look:

“And it shall come to in that day, that light shall not be clear, nor dark. But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.”  ( Zechariah 14:4-9).

Waters will flow out from the Mount of Olives when it splits in two! They will go out to the east and west from Jer-u-sa-lem, from the Medi-terr-an-ean Sea to the Dead Sea. There will be an earthquake verse five suggests. Saved people with their glorious new bodies will be with Jesus when He comes.

When Jesus comes back He will indeed come in the same way that He went long ago. He will come surrounded by clouds, just as He went away. This time every eye on earth will see Him. How this can be we do not yet know.
Here is the Bible passage:

“Behold, he cometh (comes ) with clouds; and every eye shall see him....”
(Revelation 1:7).

WELL, it is pretty astonishing to be a Christian. How anyone could call being a Christian believer “dull” and “boring” is beyond me! There are BIG PLANS ahead for this planet, and you can be a part of it all because you belong to the Lord of lords and King of kings. Are you letting Jesus Christ be King and Lord of your life right now? If not, there is no time to lose. You have a life which is important to the Lord Jesus, and he wants you to be useful, happy and successful in His special plan for YOU!

A PRAYER:
“Heavenly Father, I am so glad that You are in control of our world. Things might look bad at times, but one day everything will changed - and Jesus will be King. Then there will be no wars and sadness, no tears and pain. What a wonderful Saviour He is. Amen.”

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