“Lord will you at this time restore the Kingdom of Israel?” – Acts 1:5
This is not the first time the disciples queried Jesus, about the coming of the Kingdom. Though they were personally nurtured by Jesus, they still clung to their understanding of Old Testament prophecy about the fulfillment of this matter. Christ would be the final sacrifice, the spotless sacrificial Lamb that Moses and others could never provide.
This unresolved issue in their hearts produced many questions between the Lord’s resurrection and ascension. Their hearts desire was to know… “O Lord when will this day be?” “Our Lord give us a clue, answer our thoughts, will it be this year or next?” “On what day will Israel be restored?”
The same issue presented itself with the Thessalonians. The Thessalonian community was concerned and worried about the coming day of the Lord, some confused because they believed it had already taken place. Paul waded in on the matter, about the timing of the Day of the Lord, assuring them it had not taken place (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4).
Many Questions and Queries Today: “Lord we want to know.”
So many of God’s people like the Thessalonian Community today, worried, anxious, and confused… want to know when the Lord will return. As they look out for hints and clues, they ask themselves, “When will Christ’s words be fulfilled?”
The Lord is not oblivious of these concerns. He does not want His people to worry. You may be anxious about the day of the Lord’s return, but what would our precious Lord Jesus have us do at this time?
Occupy until Christ returns – Luke 19:13
The Truth revealed to you, must be revealed to others. There is work to do. Christ paid a high price for your soul and many of the people He died for are yet to know Him. There are still many, both Jews and Gentiles, to be gathered in. Like the disciples, let us stick to Christ’s teaching and do all that He has called us to do before He returns. Amen.
© Ruth Dickson
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