How many Christians today are looking eagerly **waiting** for Jesus to return and bring us to Him? It surprises me how many see it as gloom and doom or the wrong way of looking at things when I mention my excitement or anticipation for that day when all will be made right with the world. Why?
I remember before I gave my life to Christ the last thing on my mind was the hope of Jesus coming back. I was tied to the world and my addictions. Movies, horses, weekend parties, looking for a dream home, thinking of my retirement plans, etc. Everyday things that most live for.
When God separates man for His purpose, He purges plucks and prunes all things that were once meaningful and important and replaces them with Christ/the anointing. Now we have the Almighty Spirit of God in our hearts. So now what?
Is this person supposed to ignore it because it turns all desires upside down that the world and even loved ones reject them for it? Ignore God? Ignore our purpose that was thought up before the creation of the heavens and earth?
What would our lives be today if Paul, Mary, Noah, and Moses rejected and ignored that call from God? Would God allow it? Or did God for the purpose and plan of His will make it impossible for these vessels to run away in ignorant pride like Jonah tried?
Some laugh at the idea that God still seeks for willing and faithful hearts who's desire is to love Him above all else. They think it's foolish that God communicates with man on the level He did in the Bible. How this must grieve our Father who created mankind for His own pleasure to fellowship with for eternity. 1 Cor 1:9
If we look at the Strong's entry for this word **Wait**, we see this:
- to wait, look for, hope, expect
- to wait or look eagerly for
- to lie in wait for
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are **waiting** for him.