His Return Is Near

"Now I saw heaven opened and behold a while horse. And He who sat on him was called "Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war." Revelation 19:11

   As I stood on the Mount of Olives in Israel this past week I once again had an overwhelming sense of the nearness of the return of Jesus. Right behind me in the top picture is the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock on top, a Muslim temple. To the right of that is the Eastern Gate. The gate in which Revelation tells us that Jesus will enter at His Second Coming and put His foot on the Mount of Olives... where I am standing and it will split in two from east to west. "And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives will be spilt in two, from east to west, making a very large valley. Half the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south." Zechariah 14:4

 It's a sobering, yet exciting experience to be standing in the very spot that all of this will take place. To make everything just a little more real, we saw a beautiful white horse standing posed for us to take it's picture on a hill above the Easter Gate. It hit me like a ton of bricks..."this is real and it will take place right here". It brings tears to your eyes. Tears of joy for us, but tears of sorrow for all who will not chose Jesus. Lord help us to be those who are not ashamed of the gospel. Those that are busy about our Fathers business. Those that are doing all we can to fulfill the Great Commission. May we not grow weary while doing good for in due season we will reap the harvest. Be encouraged today to continue the good work of the Lord...for He is coming soon!