There are two groups in the world today. Sadly, many Christians are divided among these two groups.
Group 1: Those who love His appearing
Group 2: Those who dread/hate His appearing
2 Tim 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
How many Christians today mock and ridicule the 'escapist' mentality the Lord instructed us to have?
Luke 2136Watch 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.
How many Christians are not only in this world and love this world?
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
We know those who love this world because they speak from the viewpoint of this world.
1 John 4:55
We however, are not of this world nor do we speak from the viewpoint of this world. We love Jesus Christ our Savior, not this world. We love heaven, which is where our kingdom is, not the kingdoms of this world. Thus we know why, those who are in this world and of this world turn red in the face and have veins popping out of the neck in hatred of the idea that 1. our Lord can and will come back any day now and 2. take us to heaven-away from this world-where our kingdom is.
The dividing lines are becoming more clear by the day. That is the gift the Lord gave us with Trump. Not that Trump will make America great again, but that Trump is being used to expose the wicked and the worldly for all of us to see with crystal clarity.
grace and peace