When He Appears. January 2.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:2
Let’s not forget, as we get 2021 underway. That the Lord Jesus could actually appear at anytime this year. If we remain in Him throughout our days then we can look forward to His appearance, with confidence. But if we pull away from Him, we will be ashamed on that day. For us as Christians, we strive to become more like Christ, as we are told in the scriptures. Sometimes we succeed and progress at other times we fail and struggle. Just keep pressing on in Him. Pressing to know Him, to act like He acted, to help others along in Him. Our verse today gives us a wonderful promise. When we see Him, in a moments time we shall be like Him. Years of effort to be like Jesus, will be instantly fulfilled, as we look upon His countenance. Seems like then the most important thing is to simply be dwelling in Him in the here and now, be watching for His appearing and our goal of being like Him, will by His great power be fulfilled.