Every eye shall see him. —Revelation 1:7
Read Revelation 1:1-8
When the Apostle John was exiled to the Island of Patmos, he had an unforgettable experience: He saw the Lord Jesus and described Him as the faithful Witness, the first Begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Do you belong to those who are loved by Him, who are washed in His blood, and are made kings and priests by Him? That is quite a lofty thought, that we can know Jesus, for who are we? When you personally know this King, you will not have to fear His coming.
When Christ returns, everyone will see Him. The skeptic says that only one hemisphere of the world will see Him. Others think that it won’t be so bad, for God is love. Still others try to reason His return away with the thought that it will take a while yet. And then there are those who reason that if they are one of God’s elect, He will save them before the day of Christ’s return, and they are comfortable living life exactly how they want until then.
Thankfully, there are also those who think on these things with fear and trembling and cry out, “Lord, save my soul!” There may even be those who longingly look forward to that day. One thing is sure; we will all see Him. He will show us His nail-pierced hands and ask us what we have done with His invitation. How will you answer? Will you claim that you couldn’t do anything about it because you weren’t elect? How could you know that? If you felt no response to your prayers, did you really cry to Him with your whole heart?
Can you understand that John fell as dead at the Lord’s feet?