Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
And it will be said in that day,
“Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
Israel has been saved by the Lord
With an everlasting salvation;
You will not be put to shame or humiliated
To all eternity.
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.
“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord.
just as it is written,
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense,
And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.”
so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,
so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.