“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (Jn. 14:3)
Our Lord is now seated on His Father’s throne crowned with glory and honor. God has given Him a Name which is above every Name, not only in this world but also in the world to come. That is His position at the present moment. After He went He sent the Holy Spirit. In Christianity two prominent facts stand out - the Lord Jesus is in the glory and the Holy Sprit is down here. Now think of the Savior going to leave that little company of His beloved disciples and going back to the Father. They were going to miss Him, for although they were very weak and many times could not understand Him, yet they loved Him. Has He any balm for their wounded heart? These are the words which He chose to comfort them and us: "Let not your hearts be troubled…I will come again," just as sure as He came the first time (in due time "of God’s counsels He said I will come again"). It is as plain as words can make it. And the children of God have been waiting for the fulfillment of that promise, though some have gone on before.
There is no need to look for signs; as far as this promise is concerned, there is nothing that lies between. It is simply, "If I go I will come again". Now the question is, "Are you ready?" Is He the center of our affection? Are we living in the light of the fact that we are pilgrims and strangers here? Do we know that Heaven is our home and that our citizenship is in the heavens? Have we lost our pilgrim character and settled down here? Have the cares of this life taken hold of us, and the mirage of this world, its false attractions, and its politics made us to act and to live like earth dwellers? Remember He said, "I will come again." Are you ready, dear Christian?
Thank you for your prayers and overwhelming encouragement. It is our prayer that the Lord will use this issue to help you grow in Him.
Yours in our soon coming Lord,
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Toward the Mark
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Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Attention: Emil S. Nashed