Lift up the trumpet, and loud let it ring: Jesus is coming again!” The words of this well-loved hymn echo in the hearts of Seventh-day Adventists as we eagerly look forward to that great day!
“Revival and the Second Coming of Jesus” is the very timely theme for this year’s Week of Prayer readings. This theme is packed with meaning as we consider the blessed hope, the urgency of proclaiming the three angels’ messages, the assurance of prophecy, and the reality of the first and second resurrections.
What role do the three angels’ messages play in the revival of the church, and in each of us? How are the sanctuary and these important messages connected? What is the link between the signs of the second coming of Christ, revival, and involvement with mission? How can we be certain of the Second Coming and the hope of the resurrection? What is the function of the millennium and the second resurrection in the context of the great controversy? These questions and more will be addressed in these power-packed, Spirit-filled Week of Prayer readings.
I invite you to join me as we prayerfully consider these important topics and together anticipate the ultimate outcome of revival and reformation: eternal life with God.
If you have younger ones in the home (of if you simply enjoy great stories), you won’t want to miss the accompanying children’s readings written by Charles Mills, owner of Christian Communications, a media production service based in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
May the Lord bless us as we come together as a world church family to study and pray during this special Week of Prayer.
Ted N. C. Wilson
President, Seventh-day Adventist Church