Jesus said “Behold I am coming quickly.”
2000 years ago, in the vision the Apostle John received on the Island of Patmos, Jesus said “Behold, I am coming quickly.” These Scriptures can be found in Revelation, chapter 22, in verses 7, 12, and 20. The apostle is clear that in his vision that Jesus is coming quickly.
And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.”
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to reward each one as his work deserves.”
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The first-century Apostolic church endured many hardships to spread the Gospel. They were arrested, beaten, tortured, and killed by Jewish believers, Romans, and Greeks. John, himself, was boiled in oil and exiled. Despite this tribulation, the Great Commission changed the world. These brave men and women hung on the promises of Jesus.
As we know, they have since lived their life and passed on. We still talk about them today. But, if you read the New Testament and study the books in the order they were written, you will see that the urgency increases as the near the end of the century. The language builds with a sense of urgency. They really believed Jesus when He said “Behold I am coming quickly”.
So if Jesus is coming quickly, what did that mean to the first-century Christians? How should we take Jesus’ words through the Apostle when He said “Behold I am coming quickly”?
Behold I am coming quickly |Study the Greek word “tachy” (quickly)
John writes to 7 first-century churches in Asia, letting them know Jesus is coming QUICKLY. The word for quickly is the Greek word “tachy“. which means- SPEEDILY, WITHOUT DELAY. Study the word tachy in the Strong’s concordance.
- Matthew 5:25- Make friends quickly (tachy) with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way
- Matthew 28:7- Go quickly (tachy) and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead…
- Mark 9:39- But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon (tachy) afterward to speak evil of Me.
- Mark 16:8- They went out and fled (tachy) from the tomb…
- Luke 15:22- But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly (tachy) bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;
If “quickly” always meant fast, soon, without delay… Think about the phrase “Jesus is coming quickly (tachy)”
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