One of the most common things I hear from fellow Christian’s is something along the lines of, “Come quickly, Lord Jesus.” It seems like us Christian’s are so eager for Jesus’ coming, and I understand that. Truly, I do. I would love nothing more than to see Jesus’ face and to see Him reign on this earth forever. I can’t imagine how it will feel to walk up to Him, to touch Him, to bow at His feet and meet the Man who saved my soul. But I realized a few weeks ago how selfish we are to be praying for His coming to be sooner rather than later. How selfish are we, the saved,to pray that He comes soon while there are still so many people that do not know Him? There are hundreds of thousands of people out in this world who do not know Jesus, who are not Heaven bound. Instead of praying for His coming, we should be praying for revival. We should be praying for not one single soul to be unsaved. We should be praying for our worst enemies, so that they too may know Jesus. We should be praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ, so that they have the courage, the drive, the compassion, that they need in order to spread this gospel. We should be preaching the Word of God to every person we have a chance to speak to, we should be praying that God tarries, that He does not come until these people are saved.
We pray for His coming because we are saved, but we are forgetting that there is a world full of sinners desperate for a Savior.