The Lord's Supper And The Second Coming
THE LORD'S SUPPER AND THE SECOND COMING
Many times it seems that the shedding of the blood of Christ is linked to the Lord's Second Coming. One such reference is in the first chapter of Revelation. “Unto Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His blood and made us to be priests and kings unto His God and Father; to Him be the glory and the dominion `forever and ever, Amen.”
Then after that reference to the blood of Christ, John says this, “Behold He comet; with the clouds; and ever eye shall see Him, and they that pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over Him. Even so, Amen.”
After speaking of the blood, John speaks of the Second Coming. He says, “Every eye shall see Him,” but that is not all they shall see. Jesus said in another place that the Son of man would come in the glory of the Father and with all the angels. So every eye shall see Jesus and all the angels. What a sight that will be as John saw one angel and fell down and worshipped him even though he knew better. What will it be like to see all the angels in the glory of God the Father?
But there is one thing that will claim our attention above all else. Every eye shall see Him, and they that pierced Him. The nail pierced hands of Jesus will be a terrible sight for the unsaved. All the tribes of the earth shall mourn over Him.
In 1986 the statecraft Challenger exploded after launch and all hands were killed. A few days after this event I was in worship service in Boston and the preacher told in his sermon that day of the last recorded words before the explosion. Someone aboard the spacecraft said, “Uh oh!”
Certainly on that day when the Lord returns and every eye shall see Him and they that pierced Him; from multiplied millions the cry will be heard, “UH OH!” But for the redeemed the words of the gospel song says it best. “I shall know Him, I shall know Him, and redeemed by His side I shall stand. I shall know Him, I shall know Him by the print of the nails in His hands.”