by Rev Joel Yong
Revelation of John 3:11
I am coming soon! Hold on to what you have so that no one takes your crown.
Jesus reminds the church in Philadelphia that their suffering will end soon, that this endurance they have exhibited – needs only to hang on for a bit more. He reminds them He is coming soon and their reward is coming too.
I have seen people give up too early. And as a result lose the reward awaiting them, if they had finished well.
Is your marriage on the rocks? Is it tough to raise your kids and you wonder what fruit will emerge from your efforts? Is it tough serving the church you are in, and wondering why you are sacrificing your time and effort? Is it tough to be a Christian where you are at work, enduring persecution and mocking?
Don’t pull the plug too early.
Don’t give up.
Press on – you don’t want to be the foolish guy who quit and lost his prize.
Jesus has conquered this world and even death itself.
Invite Him daily into your situation and watch as He lifts you above your troubles and gives you strength to run the good race and fight the good fight.
He is coming indeed.