If you’ve been listening to contemporary Christian music for any length of time, you’ve certainly heard this long-haired, hat-sporting artist’s voice through your speakers. Jordan Feliz has released such hits as “Witness,” “Glorify” and “The River.” However, his latest collaboration with Jonathan Traylor and Mandisa just hits different. “Jesus Is Coming Back” is your invitation to a pre-show party before the big one when our Savior returns. Weaved among the audible excitement and danceable beat are some urgent reminders for believers as we await His return. Let’s explore them together along with the implications for our lives today.
WE GOTTA STAY AWAKE 'CAUSE NOBODY KNOWS THE DAY OR TIME
For many years, people have tried to predict when Jesus would return. But none of them have been accurate, and for a very simple reason. Only the Father knows!
No one knows when Jesus is coming back, so what are we to do? We aren’t to waste time trying to calculate something that’s incalculable. Instead, we’re to be on watch, alert, working and ready for his return. We’re to not grow weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9) while we continue to love and obey God and love our neighbors (Mark 12:30-31). We also need to share the gospel of Jesus with those around us with urgency instead of putting it off for another day which may never come.
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP... DON'T YOU GIVE UP
It’s no secret that the Christian life can be a difficult one. Jesus Himself promised that we would experience difficult times in this world (John 16:33). But we know that because He has overcome the world and there are good things to come, we always have something to look forward to.
Every single struggle we face in this lifetime is temporary. The problems that grip our hearts in pain, fear, and anxiety today will end abruptly at Jesus’ glorious return.
So yes, keep your head up. Be encouraged, believer. Be strong and courageous. Jesus is coming back and good things are coming with Him!
ARE YOU READY?
Repeated throughout much of the song is a simple question… “Are you ready?”
Maybe you need to ask yourself that question today. Are you a believer who can bank on the promises of glory at His return? Have you confessed with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9)? Or do you still need to get ready by becoming a Christian, a follower of Jesus? If so, we would love to help you get started in your relationship with God!
JESUS IS COMING BACK
The original version of the song featuring Feliz himself was already getting the attention of Christian audiences and Life 90.5 listeners. But the combination of vocal powerhouses like Jonathan Traylor and Mandisa add a perfectly blended diversity that we’ll see in unmatched clarity when Jesus returns. Take a listen and then tell us what you think about the song in the comments!