“For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels…” ~Matthew 16:27
Everyone has been so concerned with having eye protection while watching the eclipse, but what about the rest of them? What about some eternal protection? When Jesus returns He is coming in all God’s Glory. By His very presence, those that do not choose to have Jesus' robe of righteousness covering them will burn up— hence the hellfire that will occur here on planet earth at His return.
We need to be much more concerned with our eternal lives and put on a Jesus fireproof suit, rather than worrying about wearing eclipse glasses to protect only our eyes. We had better surrender to Almighty God and grab hold of this offer of eternal life. The salvation covering of Jesus Christ is our only choice. We must put on His robe of righteousness which all God’s people must wear.
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness…” ~Isaiah 61:10
We need to reach out to Him and accept His all-forgiving salvation which is His robe of righteousness. Only then will we be fireproof. Only then will we be safe. Only then will we be saved! There are only two choices, we can choose to take Him up on this offer and go to heaven or we can choose to go it alone, believe we don’t need Jesus and burn up when He returns. There is no other option!
”But a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.” ~Hebrews 10:27
I know this seems harsh. But the truth of the matter is God’s Shekinah Glory, His all-encompassing brightness, will burn up everything that isn’t under His protection. If we aren’t covered with His special covering we will not be able to endure it.
This brightness is seen in the Bible when God’s glory filled the Temple. And again, as the glory of the Lord rested on Mount Sinai and called to Moses from the midst of the cloud. To the eyes of the sons of Israel, the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the mountain top. God spoke to Moses, but when Moses asked to see God’s glory, God told Him, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” This verse clearly shows us that God’s glory is too bright and powerful to be seen completely by any man.
His glorious presence was also manifested by the intense light that filled the Tabernacle, the Temple in Jerusalem, and even in the Transfiguration on the Mount where Jesus shone brighter than the sun.
This brightness is also referred to as the fire of God’s ultimate judgment, which for some will lead to eternal destruction. The Bible tells us that all those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will receive eternal life but those who refuse to accept Jesus will be sent to fiery destruction. God will separate the believers from the unbelievers and send the devil, his angels, and his followers into this all destroying, firey pit.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven . . . I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me…” ~Matthew 7:21-23
I never want to hear those words from Jesus, and I’m certain you don’t either. Therefore take hold of this gift of an eternal life with God and accept Jesus into your heart. Simply say, “I accept you Jesus, come into me and be my Lord and Savior!”
Jesus is coming, that’s a guarantee. Will you be ready?
"For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.” ~Matthew 24:44
Did you know that the first sighting of God’s robe of righteousness is in the very first book of the Bible? And do you know who first clothed man with coverings of skin? It was God Almighty Himself! God found Adam and Eve hiding because they felt shame, they knew they had sinned. Just like we feel shame and try to hide our sins.
In Genesis 3:7 Adam and Eve are found trying to cover their own nakedness (sinfulness) by sewing a bunch of leaves together. Just like we try to cover and justify our sins. Of course, this leaf covering didn’t last long because the leaves withered and fell off. But then, a few verses later enters God’s salvation, His willingness to kill His beloved lamb in order to cover the sinful humans.
“Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin,
and clothed them.” ~Genesis 3:21
How sad is this, that an animal had to die, that God had to kill a lamb for its bloodied skin to become their covering. This clearly speaks of the blood of Jesus that covers us when He became the sacrifice for all. The Lamb of God did not just take away our sins, He also gave us His robe of righteousness. We are covered by Jesus’ blood—made righteous by His blood. God has clothed us with the robe of righteousness that was paid for with Jesus’ blood.
“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding . . . and the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.For many are called, but few are chosen.” ~Matthew 22:2-14
Do you see it? Do you see who the king is? God! And the son—Jesus, the guests—us, and the guy without the wedding garment/robe of righteousness, represents those that choose not to cover themselves with Jesus!
God wants to cover all of our sins and make us fireproof. He wants us to be clothed for the great wedding when we are joined together with Him for eternity. Please take His robe and put it on. Please cover your sins with the garment He has for you—His pure perfect life that He laid down to purchase eternity for every single one of us!
“I counsel you to buy from Me … white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed…” ~Revelation 3:18
Q: Jesus is coming . . . will you be ready? (Please leave your comments below!)
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