Don The Armour

February 12, 2024

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Revelation 22:20 (ESV)


After describing all the calamities and terrors of God’s holy wrath in Revelation, John ends the book with the statement, “Come, Lord Jesus.” There is no fear to be found in these words, only anticipation.

My family has a table prayer we’ve said my entire life that begins, “Come, Lord Jesus.” After over 30 years of hearing and saying this, I never stopped to think about these words until the last time I read the book of Revelation. How much do I mean it? Do I look forward to Christ’s second coming and pray for it daily?

I was convicted that this needs to be my daily prayer. Not just empty words I chant at dinner, but to truly desire to see:

…the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."

Mark 14:62 (ESV)

We can only eagerly anticipate his return if we are prepared. Whether he takes us to glory in our death or by his second coming, we can not know the hour, so we must always be ready.

One day, all will stand in judgment before the lamb, and every knee will bow. What would it be like to be unprepared for this moment? The Bible tells us:

Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

Revelation 6:15-17 (ESV)

We have nothing to fear if we are ready. We can pray with joy and anticipation:


Oh God, let your son return!