MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 15 February 2021 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Christ’s Second Coming: Proving Scoffers Wrong (I)
TOPIC: Christ’s Second Coming: Proving Scoffers Wrong (I)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 8-10
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Peter 3:1-10 (KJV)
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 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.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
MEMORY VERSE: “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” – Acts 1:11
The first time, Christ came to slay sin in men. The second time, He will come to slay men in sin.
PRAISE WORSHIP: Take a worship song as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
WHEN CHRIST RETURNS, YOU WILL NOT BE LEFT BEHIND, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
The Second Coming of Christ is undeniably a major theme in the prophecy of the Old and New Testaments. Regardless of what scoffers say, Jesus is coming (2 Peter 3:3-10). The rewards that are attached to Christ’s Second Coming are so great that it would be a colossal loss for anyone to miss them. The first step to take in order to earn the great rewards is to believe that Christ will return.
As a believer, you are not just to believe this central Christian doctrine but to also reach others to believe it. Acts 26:18 summarizes your role in saving others like this: “… to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me.” In order to reveal the truth of Christ’s return to unbelievers, doubters and scoffers and win them for Christ, we will examine biblical proofs of Christ’s Second Coming.
First, God promised that Jesus Christ, His Son, will return. God cannot lie. He is called the Promise Keeper. From the beginning (Genesis 3:15) to end (Malachi 4:2), the entire Old Testament is filled with prophecies of the coming Deliverer. Similarly, almost all the New Testament chapters affirm the Second Coming of Christ. Since God promised it, it will be fulfilled just as all His promises on the first advent of Christ were all fulfilled.
Second, Christ Himself, in His earthly teachings, affirmed His Second Coming (Matthew 24; Luke 21). During His trial, He told the High Priest, “You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven” (Mark 14:62). Also, on the night of His betrayal, He told the disciples, “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself” (John 14:2-3).
Beloved, not only is the credibility of God at stake in Christ’s Second Coming, but so is the credibility of His Son. God will be true even if every man is a liar (Romans 3:4). It is impossible for Him to lie (Hebrews 6:18). Believe that Christ will return, and be saved from doom and damnation.
- Come, Lord Jesus, and fulfil Your gracious promise to me to receive me to Yourself.
- Come, Lord Jesus, and help me to live for You as I wait, watch and work, so that I shall not be ashamed at Your Coming.
- Come, Lord Jesus, for I am waiting to see You as You are, and to be changed into Your likeness.
- Lord Jesus, when You return, You will find me and my brothers and sisters in Christ, dressed and ready for service with our lamps fully fueled and burning brightly.
- Father, give me the grace to wait patiently and be prepared for Christ’s Second Coming, in the name of Jesus.
- Come, Lord Jesus, for only then will my union with You and my vision be one of sight and not just one of faith.
- I shall not miss the rewards at Christ’s Second Coming, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)