Date: January 12, 2018
To be taken out of the earthly worries, heartbreaking deaths, disappointments, distresses, diseases and pain, in order to enjoy eternal peace and joy with the Lord Jesus Christ should rather come with excitement to Christians.
According to the Suame Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Michael Collins Asiedu, Christians who believe in the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ should live in constant expectation of His coming.
“Of late when we talk about the Second Coming of Jesus, it seems Christians are not so much enthused about it. We should rather be excited that this day will come. For those of us who believe, we should desire that Jesus will come quickly,” he stated.
Apostle Asiedu said this in an exhortation on the topic, “What Christians Should Do While They Wait For The Second Coming Of The Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3; 1 John 3:1-3) on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the 6th Ministers and Wives’ Conference of The Church of Pentecost underway at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa in the Central Region.
He stated that the issue of the Second Coming of Christ is a very powerful doctrine that cannot be toiled with, because heaven itself confirmed it in the Book of Acts 1:10-11. He indicated that it should not just become a doctrinal statement, but it must be made to affect the lives of believers.
“The belief that Jesus Christ will come again impacted the early apostles so much that they lived in constant expectation that Jesus Christ will come again (2 John 3:1-3),” he pointed out.
He indicated that the doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ should cause believers to put things right in their lives, saying, “We cannot condone sin; we cannot condone a double-standard life.”
“The doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ suggests to us that we have work to do (Matthew 25:1-13; Luke 12:35), we have to make our hands dirty for the God. While we are waiting, we must not soil our hands,” he stressed.
Apostle Asiedu, who is the former Evangelism Director of the Church, also charged believers to use the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as an opportunity to examine their lives daily (2 Corinthians 13:5).
“Just as we do physical medical checkups, the Bible enjoins us to periodically, constantly, and intelligently examine ourselves in line with the Scriptures so that we will not be taken by storm,” he stated.
He entreated ministers of the Gospel to save themselves from dangerous presumptions that suggest that all is well with them, because as teachers they will be judged more harshly. He, therefore, advised them to endeavour to appear before the Lord with all confidence and without shame – 1 John 2:28. “We should also examine ourselves whether we are keeping the faith – John 8:31,” he added.
In waiting for the Lord’s Second Coming, he asked believers to be aware, alert and be active for the work of God.
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