Many times I have seen signs telling of the coming of a new bank, shoe store, or movie and they all say, "Coming Soon." I’m sure these bring excitement and anticipation into the lives of some, but I saw a sign last week that sounded extremely exciting. The sign said, "Coming Soon – Hope of the world." This is not a new store, movie, or even a new book, but it’s the fulfilling of an old book.
Throughout the Bible there are prophesies of things to come, and we know these are true; many have already happened.
Thinking of the coming of the Lord Jesus, I know Isaiah told of His coming many years before His birth in Bethlehem. Read Isaiah 7:14 with me. "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Then in Luke chapter one the angel told the Virgin Mary she would have a son and, "shalt call his name JESUS." Jesus, Immanuel, Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Savior, Christ Child, the Son of God, was born in a stable and laid in a manger in Bethlehem many years ago. He lived then died on a cross for the sins of the world and now waits with His Father for the time of His returning. This too, is prophesied in the Holy Bible; it will happen.
Revelation 22:13 reads, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last". Numerous places throughout scripture tell of the coming again of the Lord Jesus to this earth. Probably the one I like best is found in John 14:3 which says, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." Jesus will come again! One day He will split the clouds of Glory when He returns for His Bride, the Church. I must be prepared, always watching for His return.
What a blessing to know the truth of all this is promised in what the sign said, "Coming Soon – Hope of the World".