Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Saturday, 19 October 2013


 “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly” (Rev 22:20,21).

“Surely I come quickly.” This, the most blessed promise in the Bible, is perhaps one of the most ridiculed and despised truths. However, St. Peter has prophesied of this two thousand years ago: “There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (II Pet 3:3,4). Now also scorners (even among Christians) say, “Where is the promise of His Coming? We have been hearing about the Coming of the Lord from our childhood. If He is coming soon, why has He not come all these years?” Such people deceive themselves and also others into not getting ready for the Rapture.

Such scorners are ignorant of the Word of God: “A thousand years in Thy sight are…as a watch in the night” (Psa 90:4). One watch is three hours. There are four watches in the night: from six in the evening to nine, the first watch; from nine to midnight, the second watch; from midnight to three in the morning, the third watch; from three to six in the morning, the fourth watch. About two thousand years ago Jesus said, “I come quickly.” In one sense, this promise was made only “two watches” ago, i.e. about six hours ago, for, in the sight of God a thousand years are like a watch in the night!

Dear reader, our response to, “Surely I come quickly,” should be, “Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.” In the last chapter of the Bible, this promise is repeated three times; twice, “Behold, I come quickly” (verses 7 & 12) and finally, “Surely I come quickly.”

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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