Wait and Watch!

…and unto them that look for Him… – Hebrews 9:28

Even the better sort of believers who wait for His coming, as all the ten virgins did, nevertheless do not watch. Even the best sort of the waiters slumbered and slept. You are waiting, but you are sleeping! This is a mournful business. A man who is asleep cannot be said to look; and yet it is “unto them that look for Him” that the Lord comes with salvation. We must be wide-awake to look. We ought to go up to the watchtower every morning, and look toward the sun-rising, to see whether He is coming. Surely our last act at night should be to look out for His star, and say, “Is He coming?” It ought to be a daily disappointment when our Lord does not come; instead of being, as I fear it is, a kind of foregone conclusion that He will not come just yet. How pleased we are if some daring fellow will tell us when He will come, for then we can get ready near the time, and need not perpetually watch! We would not go to a gypsy in a red cloak, and let her tell our own fortune; but we will let a man in a black coat tell us the fortune of our Lord. What folly! Of that day and of that hour knoweth no man, nor even the angels of God. This time of the advent is a secret; and purposely so, that we may always be on tip-toe of expectation, always looking out, because our Lord is surely coming; but we are not sure when He cometh. “And unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Many professing Christians forget Christ’s second coming altogether; others drop a smile when we speak about it, as though it belonged only to fanatics and dreamers. But ye, beloved, I trust, are not of that kind. As ye believe really in the first coming and the one great sacrifice, so believe really in the second coming without a sin-offering unto the climax of your salvation…May we even now be made to sit together with Christ in the heavenlies! ~ C.H. Spurgeon


One thought on “Wait and Watch!

  1. Spurgeon talks of Christ’s 2nd Coming and, for us who are in Christ Jesus, the rapture is the beginning of our Beloved’s 2nd Coming for us, to take us to where He is for the marriage supper of the Lamb. Then He comes to rule and reign on earth for 1,000 years, hallelujah! \o/


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