The Glory of God

Arabian Night, originally uploaded by creativesam.

He led me to the gate, the one that faces east, and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of mighty waters, and the earth shone with His glory.
Ezekiel 43:1

In this season of Advent we are celebrating the coming of God into our world. His first coming was humble, almost unnoticed, ignored by most. However, the Bible talks about Christ's second coming as being a global event. No-one will be able to ignore it. He will break into our world in all His glory and power:

Look! He is coming with the clouds,
and every eye will see Him,
including those who pierced Him.
And all the families of the earth
will mourn over Him.
This is certain. Amen.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God,
"the One who is, who was, and who is coming, the Almighty."
Revelation 1:7-8

What a vision this is! I wonder what you imagine when you read these verses? Do you long for this day or fear it? God comes. He has already come to us in Jesus. He comes to us now in the Holy Spirit, but one day He will come in all His Glory! And on that day there will be no ignoring it, saying we don't believe. The only thing we will be able to do is fall flat on our faces and worship.


Gudl said…
I am looking forward to that day!!
Melissa said…
My soul quickens at the thought of it. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
Nihal said… day He will come... but when? Too long from today or close to this day?? The only question on my mind.
" making me wait."
Marie said…
I forget what Saint said, 'live your life as if the Lord were coming today?'

Great reflection and love the pic:)

Peace to you:)

dot said…
I look forward to that day!
Angie said…
1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.

Romans 13:11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

James 5:8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.

btw, stunning photo!
Even so come quickly Lord Jesus!
Amrita said…
the photo is too good to be true, as we say here.

Yes Jesus is coming soon, what joy that will be.
Kim S in SC said…
Glory to His Holy Name.What a glorious day when "every knee shall bow" and "every tongue confess"!
michaelonbass said…

This reminds me of a post I've been meaning to write about a reading of Revelation and subsequent experience I had a few years back. I'll have to get that written this weekend.

Paulie said…
The photo you chose to use with your post is perfect! Life is a journey and hopefully we are all walking towards our own "Christmas." I am happy to see others rejoicing in the meaning of Christmas and preparing for that final journey, the day no one knows.
Suz said…
and yet he calls us today. then, we can't ignore him. today we have a choice when hear him call...
re:yoghurt post. I think it was a thing of the 70's. I know my mom made tons of yoghurt. I don't remember eating it, but I remember her making it.
Wanda said…
I long for that day! Truly I do!
Sandy Carlson said…
Beautiful post. I think we are called to live that day every day.
GrandmaK said…
Your sunrise on a glorious way to start the day on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. And all the glory on this page in anticipation of the Coming of the Lord!!!Thank you!!!Have a GRAND Day
Andrea said…
It is good to see there are people out there in this world who believe the scriptures of the Bible. Wonderful post. I know I will never meet you on this walks of life but I can tell I will see you in our eternity home in heaven.
Janice said…
I found your blog through Becky and Susan's blogs. Your blog is wonderful and I truly felt a touch from God reading through some of your posts.
Sidharth said…
Hallelu Yah! Blessed hope!