After Jesus brings forth the concerns He has for the church of Thyatira, He exhorts them by saying; "Hold fast what you have till I come". We have a lively hope, a hope that encourages us to forsake the passing pleasure of this life for that which is everlasting. If our minds and hearts are set on the things above we will not desire to entangle ourselves in compromise and worldliness.
Our blessed hope is the glorious appearing of Jesus our Lord and Savior. Do we wake up in the morning believing and expecting that today may be the day that Jesus brings us home? This is the hope that the world is without. This is the hope that should encourage us and inspire us to lay down our lives that we may be found faithful in Christ Jesus on that day.
"Hold fast what you have till I come. I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to His works." - Jesus.
Are we looking forward to the glorious appearing of our Lord? Today, as we stand, are we ready to see His face? Even so, come Lord Jesus!