Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Psalm 50:3, 4.
The King of kings descends upon the cloud, wrapped in flaming fire. The heavens are rolled together as a scroll, the earth trembles before Him, and every mountain and island is moved out of its place.
Jesus rides forth as a mighty conqueror. Not now a “man of sorrows,” to drink the bitter cup of shame and woe, He comes, victor in heaven and earth, to judge the living and the dead. “Faithful and True,” “in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” And “the armies which were in heaven followed him.” Revelation 19:11, 14. With anthems of celestial melody the holy angels, a vast, unnumbered throng, attend Him on His way. The firmament seems filled with radiant forms—“ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” No human pen can portray the scene; no mortal mind is adequate to conceive its splendor. “His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light.” Habakkuk 3:3, 4. As the living cloud comes still nearer, every eye beholds the Prince of life. No crown of thorns now mars that sacred head, but a diadem of glory rests on His holy brow. His countenance outshines the dazzling brightness of the noonday sun. “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords.” Revelation 19:16.
Before His presence, “all faces are turned into paleness;” upon the rejecters of God’s mercy falls the terror of eternal despair. “The heart melteth, and the knees smite together, … and the faces of them all gather blackness.” Jeremiah 30:6; Nahum 2:10. The righteous cry with trembling, “Who shall be able to stand?” The angels’ song is hushed, and there is a period of awful silence. Then the voice of Jesus is heard, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you.”
The Faith I Live By p. 349
Prayer Requests
—-Baby Amara is having more severe seizures. Please pray for her and her family. Rose
—-Tammy lost her daughter several weeks ago she is grieving to the point of not being able to function. Please pray for her and her husband during this stressful time and that the grief and depression she is feeling will lessen so she can carry on. Also please pray for our Bible studies. Donna
—-Jerry lost his uncle last weekend. Please pray for comfort. Ron
—-Please pray for M as he is working long hours. Please pray that God will provide him a job here. E
—-Request pray for my lovely mum. Jose
—-I am asking for prayer for my son he is having a difficult time. Linda
—-Please pray for Mom (Goldie). She has been in the hospital for two wks. Very ill ICU. She by God’s grace overcame pneumonia but she is full of fluids from her previous hospitalization during which she wasn’t treated appropriately. They are trying to do Lasix to get the excess fluid off. God is able. Praying for His will and for the medicine to work. Krystie
Dear Friends,
After we moved away from Washington state, Ronnie Jay often reminisced about Mr. Brown and Mr. Gray, who were his Pathfinder leaders. (Pathfinders is an organization within our church for ages 10-16 and is similar to Scouts.) He made the comment that these men were more than just Pathfinder counselors to him, they were his friends. Because of their approachableness, the children felt as if they could come to these men with their problems or with their joys. Each week they played ball or entered into other activities with their Pathfinders.
Ronnie Jay often commented how the influence of these men caused him to want to be good Pathfinder counselor when he grew up. These men’s lives were all wrapped up in helping “their kids.” Every spare moment they had was used in preparing for the weekly meeting. Their whole focus was on leading their Pathfinders to become good citizens not only of this country but of the Heavenly Country as well. Mr. Gray, who was especially gentle and kind, would sit down with each Pathfinder and talk to them individually about their future plans. He would tell them of his hopes and dreams for them to carry on in his footsteps.
Our Dear Saviour longs to have an even greater influence upon our life, than those men did on Ronnie Jay. His Great Heart of Love yearns to have the closest fellowship with us. He pleads, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20 Whenever we have a meal together with someone, there is a bonding, a fellowship, a closeness. Think of it! We have the great privilege of sitting down with our Great Creator and together feasting upon His Word. As we dine upon the truths that it contains, meditating upon its precepts, He will open to us “in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27
Paul urges, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15 Think of it! The same Holy Spirit, Who moved upon holy men of old to write the Scriptures, will guide us in our understanding of them. (2 Peter 1:21)
Indeed, our Loving Redeemer waits for us to come to Him with all of our happiness, all of our joys, all of our sorrows, all of our troubles and disappointments. He is the Only One Who can do anything about the perplexities in which we find ourself, yet how often we go to others for the help and support that He is willing to give. We may weary our friends with our burdens, but we cannot weary Him. We have the privilege of casting all of our cares upon Him, for He loves us with an everlasting love and will never turn us away. He draws us to Himself with His lovingkindness. (1 Peter 5:7; Jer 31:3) He calls, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30
May we sit daily at our Dear Saviour’s feet, learning from Him the way in which we should go for His is faithful Who promised, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Ps 32:8 May we so live each day, that others will notice that we have been with Jesus is my prayer.

The King Appears in Person