Tuesday, August 8, 2017

‘Angels are Coming!’ – Matthew 16:27-28

“The Son of Man will come again with his Father’s glory and with his angels. At that time, the Son of Man will reward each person for the things he has done. I tell you the truth. There are some people standing here that will see the Son of Man coming with his kingdom before they die.”

Matthew 16:27-28

Key Thought

The story of Jesus doesn’t end with the cross. Because his story doesn’t end there, neither does the story of his followers. Jesus will return. Everyone will be judged by him. For those who have followed him, who have surrendered to his Lordship, his coming is much anticipated. With longing his disciples await that day because it will be the vindication of their faith.
We give our allegiance to a crucified Messiah and are part of an upside down Kingdom because we believe that Jesus died, was buried, was raised, now lives with power, and one day will return for us with the angels. When all the stories are over and the last chapter is read, we will be with Jesus and share in his victory.

Today’s Prayer

Almighty God, I confess to you that it is hard for me to wait. I don’t like putting things off and I surely don’t like to wait. Please give me more patience and a deeper inner conviction and longing for the return of Jesus. I pray in my Lord’s name. Amen.

Today’s Verses in Context

From that time Jesus began telling his followers that he must go to Jerusalem. Jesus explained that the older Jewish leaders, the leading priests, and the teachers of the law would make him suffer many things. And Jesus told his followers that he must be killed. Then, on the third day, he would be raised from death. Peter spoke to Jesus alone. Peter began to criticize Jesus. Peter said, “God save you from those things, Lord! Those things will never happen to you!” Then Jesus said to Peter, “Go away from me, Satan ! You are not helping me! You don’t care about the things of God. You only care about things that people think are important.” Then Jesus said to his followers, “If any person wants to follow me, he must say ‘No’ to the things he wants. That person must accept the cross (suffering) that is given to him, and he must follow me. The person that wants to save his life will lose it. And every person that gives his life for me will save it. It is worth nothing for a person to have the whole world, if he loses his soul. A person could never pay enough to buy back his soul. The Son of Man will come again with his Father’s glory and with his angels. At that time, the Son of Man will reward each person for the things he has done. I tell you the truth. There are some people standing here that will see the Son of Man coming with his kingdom before they die.”Matthew 16:21-28

Related Scripture Readings

The Son of Man will send his angels, and his angels will find the people that cause sin and all people that do evil. The angels will take those people out of his kingdom. The angels will throw those people into the place of fire. In that place the people will be crying and grinding their teeth {with pain}. Then the good people will shine like the sun. They will be in the kingdom of their Father. You people that hear me, listen! — Matthew 13:41-43

“At that time, there will be something in the sky that shows the Son of Man coming. All the people of the world will cry. All the people will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds in the sky. The Son of Man will come with power and great glory. The Son of Man will use a loud trumpet to send his angels all around the earth. The angels will gather his chosen people from every part of the earth. — Matthew 24:30-31

“The Son of Man will come again. He will come with great glory. All his angels will come with him. He will be king and sit on his great throne. All the people of the world will be gathered before the Son of Man. Then the Son of Man will separate all people into two groups. This is like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. — Matthew 25:31-32


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Date: August 09, 2017
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