Summary: keep the faith and continue to trust God because the scoffers are a sure sign of His coming.
WE’RE Waiting for God Luke 12:35- 40
There have always been people who don’t believe the bible, or any thing to do with God, there’s always been scoffers and people who belittle and make light of believers in Jesus Christ, and there will be people like that when we the believers are raptured away to meet our Lord in the air, so lets just keep the faith and continue to trust God because the scoffers are a sure sign of His coming.
Listen as I read today’s text found in LK.12: 35-40 Jesus said
35Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
37Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
38And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Jesus will come for His church at the time that has been appointed by the Father,
Heb.10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
But the unbelieving and scoffers are nothing new.
The apostle Peter said this in 2 Peter 3: 3Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4And 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.
5For 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: 6Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7But 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.
There will always be those who believe it is futile to wait for THE LORD. But they deliberately forget that he has already come to this earth and made His presents known to many different people, and in several different manifestations.
He came to Adam in the Garden of Eden. He came to Noah and told him to build the Ark He came to Moses and gave him the 10 commandments on Mount Sinai. He came in the person of Jesus, 1st tim. 3: 16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. And he will come again.
There are many who give in to doubt and despair. They grow weary of waiting for the Lord.
All of us know that for the most part, believers and unbelievers alike enjoy the charm of the Christmas holidays, but to the skeptics believing in a real Savior coming into the world is like a child looking for Santa Clause.
And let me say here that Christmas has gone so far away from what the true meaning really is, its mostly commercialism now days, and not taking time to remember the birth of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ.
Some people go through the Christmas season without every realizing what the occasion is all about. I’ll be talking about Christmas soon Lord willing.
Well let’s get back to our thought, “waiting on the Lord” What should our attitude be as believers, in this time of waiting for the 2nd advent of Christ?
· The first way that we wait for Christ is: to wait patiently.
The hardest part of waiting is waiting. Waiting involves time, and we don’t know when our waiting will be over. If we could wait a minute or two it would be one thing, but it often involves a great deal of time.
It seems that now in our day and time we want every thing right now, we don’t like to have to wait.
People in places like Russia may wait in line for hours for a loaf of bread, but we are irritated if the line at McDonald’s is not moving fast enough.
Patience produces hope. Rom. 8:25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.