Don’t you love it when someone tells you their reason for doing something? For example, before reading a book, did you ever wonder why the author wrote it? What was your motive? Some authors tell you their purpose, others don’t.
Wes Ireton has written a book called “Jesus Returns Tomorrow.” And I’m happy to tell you that he makes his reason for writing very clear: “If I’m writing this book for a reason, that reason would be the same reason Peter had when writing to New Testament Christians: to remember. “
Quote 2 Peter 3: 1 – “Dear friends, this is now the second letter that I write to you, beloved ones. In both I am awakening your sincere mind by way of reminder. “Peter then spends the rest of chapter 3 telling his readers about the return of Jesus Christ.
This book was written to be a reminder that Jesus Christ returnsbecause Jesus promised his disciples that one day “men will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory” (Mark 13:26).
The author states: “My prayer is that this book will serve as a reminder to all of us who have forgotten or become numb to the reality that Jesus will return. This book is for all who have strayed in life, and for those who are busy doing frivolous and temporary things. Jesus is returning, and I want to remind you, as well as myself, what we are supposed to live for, as his followers. “
I like this book for several reasons. The first is that Wes communicates his message in the most compelling and direct way. You know exactly what he’s trying to say; it comes loud and clear. He tells you why he wrote this book and he tells you in no uncertain terms. And that’s the way Wes writes throughout the entire book. There is nothing imprecise here.
If you can’t understand what this author is saying, you’re either asleep at the wheel or brain dead.
The second reason I like this book is because the author sincerely believes in what he writes. Wes weaves his life story throughout the book, and this is how you will get to know him: his many life experiences, the mistakes he made, and the lessons he learned. He is transparent and is the first to admit that he needs to heed the message of his own book as much as you and I do.
Wes grew up in a Christian environment, but drifted away from Christ in high school and college, as many young men do. But then he realized the folly of his ways and gave his life to Jesus in a powerful way, and that commitment to Christ is also manifested in this book loud and clear.
Wes does not write as a theologian, although this book is packed with good evangelical theology. Wes does not write like a Bible scholar, although this book explains a great deal of biblical truth in an easily understandable way.
Wes writes first and foremost as a dedicated and sold-out follower of Christ, and is on a mission to persuade as many people as possible to join him on the difficult but worthwhile journey of discipleship.
This brings me to the third reason I like this book: it is written with passion. Yes, every page is filled with solid biblical teachings, but the author communicates the truth of Scripture with an intensity that captivated me.
On every page of this book, the author puts Ephesians 4:15 into practice, “speaking the truth in love.” He says it like it is, and he says it that way because he knows that’s what’s best for us.
The fourth reason I like this book is because it communicates a message that today’s church desperately needs. It seems to me that easy belief has infiltrated evangelical churches across the country. I believe that many Bible-believing Christians have diluted the gospel and focused too much on the benefits of Christianity and not enough on the cost of discipleship.
This book speaks directly to this subject of cheap grace. Like John the Baptist, Wes is a prophet crying out in the wilderness, exhorting us to “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” John the Baptist was preparing the people for the first coming of Christ. If you read this book and take its message seriously, God will speak to you through Wes Ireton and prepare you for the second coming of Christ.
The subtitle of this book is “Living the Eternally Mental Life.” And that’s a great subtitle. In fact, I would say that this subtitle is just as accurate in describing the content of the book as the main title.
Do you want to live this life trapped in the wonder of God’s holiness and majesty, delighted to be part of His people so that you can declare the praises of the One who rescued you from the kingdom of darkness and brought you into the kingdom of His Son? ? So this book is for you.
Are you eager to deny yourself to find maximum satisfaction in Jesus alone? So this book is for you.
And if you want to spend the rest of your life dedicated to the humble task of being a disciple-making disciple, this book is for you.
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