A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD
I Cor 16:22
“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.”
One meaning of the word anathema, given… “and with that all hope of reconciliation and repentance was cut off. The man could never be reconciled to God…so living and dying without love to Christ, he will be accursed by Him at the last day, and will have that awful sentence denounced on him, "go ye cursed into everylasting punishment.” What an awful predicement to be in when Jesus comes
Consider this word, or rather these two words, "maran atha", "our Lord cometh", This is to remind people of the coming of Christ.After the resurrection Jesus ascended up into heaven.The Bible tells us this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner.History is moving toward a specific time and that is the return of Jesus to this earth in order to judge and rule the earth.We should be ready for His sudden return.Do you love the Lord if you don’t there is the curse that awaits you?
"Yes, dear friends, if we are already God's children, and we can't even imagine what we will be like when Christ returns. But we do know that when He comes we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is." 1 John 3:2