Some people cry, “I have nothing to look forward to but death!” They are
mistaken if they are Christians! That’s just not true for them, as
today’s attached devotional shows.
Because of Calvary,
Revelation 22:20 (ESV)
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
“The Lord Jesus Christ has not yet finished His work on behalf of man. He will come again one day (and perhaps very soon) to set up a glorious kingdom, in which the consequences of sin shall have no place at all. It is a kingdom in which there shall be no pain and no disease, in which ‘the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick’ (Isaiah 33:24). It is a kingdom in which there shall be no partings, no moves, no changes, and no goodbyes. It is a kingdom in which there shall be no deaths, no funerals, no tears, and no mourning worn. It is a kingdom in which there shall be no quarrels, no losses, no crosses, no disappointments, no wicked children, no bad servants, no faithless friends. When the last trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, there will be a grand gathering together of all God’s people, and when we awake up after out Lord’s likeness we shall be satisfied. (See Psalm 17:15). Where is the Christian heart that does not long for this state of things to begin? Well may we take up the last prayer in the book of Revelation, and often cry, ‘Come quickly…Lord Jesus’ (Revelation 22:20).” [J. C. Ryle, The Upper Room, (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1888), p. 316]