What do you have in common with Billy Graham, Osama bin Laden, Stevie Wonder, and Indria Gandhi? I can think of only one thing—each will someday bow your heads and bend your knees with billions of others in the presence of the Lord. In His hands, all greatness, power, wisdom, and authority will be consolidated. Nothing of His power will remain hidden. Nothing will be held back. And you will see in His eyes either complete acceptance or complete rejection.
Now we see dimly. Then we will see clearly. Let us pray in this time of mercy for those who do not yet perceive Jesus as Lord. And let us pray for ourselves so that we are as ready as we can be for the great day of His coming.
2 Peter 3:8-10 – But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
Romans 14:10-12 – You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you look down on your brother or sister? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: “As surely as I live,” says the Lord, “every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God.” So then, we will all give an account of ourselves to God.
Follow the Lord (Mark 10:42-25). Rejoice in the Lord (Luke 2:8-14; Philippians 4:4). Worship the Lord (Luke 5:4-8). Believe in the Lord (John 20:24-29). Be assured: Jesus is both Lord and Christ (Acts 2:29-36). Confess that He is Lord (Romans 10:9-13). Live “in the Lord” (Romans 16:12; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 2:19, 3:1). Remember that the Lord is building His kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:20-28).