Wed, 21 December 2011
"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation."
I love the way the King James Version reads here in Hebrews 9:28. But is it accurate?
Here's a few definitions of the Greek word apekdechomai:
"To expect, to look for, to wait for with patience and confident expectancy."
What the text is saying, is that those who are looking for Him won't miss His return; because the person who misses His return, and is not ready for it, will suffer the same fate as the 5 virgins in Matthew 25, which also were not prepared.
Are you looking for His return?
"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36)
Gaining entrance into the Kingdom of God requires a vigilant perseverance, and abiding in Christ. (Luke 13:24--STRIVE to enter into the narrow gate.)
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