Revelation 1:7, “Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him.”
While reading this scripture today, the Lord gave me insight that I hadn’t really had before. Sure, I’ve always known that His word says Jesus will return “in the clouds” and “every eye will see Him”, but today I noticed the end of the verse, “and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him.”
My dear reader, do you know Jesus, or will you be one who mourns at His coming? You see, once we accept Jesus into our hearts, acknowledging what He did on the cross in payment for our sins, He comes to live inside us by means of His Holy Spirit. At that point, we are no longer “peoples of the earth” but instead peoples of His spirit. We will not mourn at His return but will instead rejoice because we will forever be with Him in Heaven for all eternity.
I Corinthians 15:50-54 declares that “…flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God…” Peoples of the earth live out life in their flesh and blood.
Let’s break down what John 3:18 says, “Whoever believes in Him (referring to Jesus) is not condemned (this person has eternal life in Heaven with God), but whoever does not believe (the peoples of the earth who reject Him) stands condemned already (this person is condemned because of his own heart and actions) because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only son.” (We must acknowledge our need of a Savior, accept that Jesus is that Savior, put our life in His hands and live for Him the rest of our days, not living for the things of the world.)
So, which will it be? Will you mourn or rejoice at His coming? He is coming back soon and I hope you will be among those who rejoice at His return!