Emanna for 10/30/2020

Expecting the Lord's Coming

Bible Verses

Col 1:27 ...Christ in you, the hope of glory... 3:4 When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory. 2 Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness...and not only me but also all those who have loved His appearing.

Words of Ministry

If we live Christ and are one with Him, we should be able to say, "Lord Jesus, I love You, and I take You as my life and as my person. Lord, I want to be with You in Your glory and see You face to face. I want to enjoy Your presence, even Your physical presence, in a practical way. Lord, I'm waiting for this and I'm expecting this." If you contact the Lord in this way day by day, you will be very happy at His coming. Suppose, however, that you do not care for the Lord or contact Him. You may not sin or go into the world, but you continually live by the self. You respect the Lord Jesus as the Savior and as the Lord. But although you honor Him, He is not dear or precious to you, and you do not have intimate fellowship with Him. You neither live Him nor take Him as your person. Do you think that, if this is your daily living with respect to the Lord Jesus, you will be excited and shout praises at His coming? Certainly not! Rather, you will withdraw from Him in shame. Whether or not Christ's coming back will be glory to you depends on how much hope you have laid up in the heavens by living Christ today.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Colossians, pp. 14-15. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/11/1999) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.