When Jesus came two thousand years ago He came as an innocent baby who grew up to be the humble Servant Son of God who takes away the sin of the world. Indeed, God sent Jesus not to judge the world but to save it. Because of Jesus we have this gift of grace from God and in that grace we can be saved through faith in Him. We receive salvation not as a result of our good works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8,9) We receive no credit for our salvation, because even the faith that we have in our hearts is a gift from God. All the glory goes to God. So, at the present point in history we are at what theologians call “the dispensation of grace.” From the time of Jesus’ first coming until He comes back we’re in this period of grace when we can still receive salvation through faith. But the time will come, when Jesus comes a second time, when that period ends and that time Jesus comes no longer to save the world but to judge. He will no longer come as a humble innocent babe and a Servant Savior but He will come as Judge and King. He will come as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, together with His armies from heaven. Satan, the Beast, the False Prophet, Death and Hades will be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone. The dead will rise to be judged. If anyone’s name is not found written in the book of life, he will be thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:10-15)
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
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