After you have done everything, there is a “suddenly” that changes everything. At the upper room in Jerusalem, with Peter and the dozens of people there, things were going on in pretty mundane activities of prayer, for days (Acts 1-2).
In the time of prayer, they were not feeling anything, they were just putting in mind the words of Jesus, who had told them that they should wait in Jerusalem till they were endued with power from on high.
They did not know how long they would wait, but nothing else mattered as the words of Jesus. It swallowed up everything they must be considering in their minds. But they got it, and it changed everything.
From 120, their number increased into thousands, who were baptised, as a measure of the growth of the church born that day, and it was a roll from then on.
A similar thing happened when Jesus turned water to wine (John 2:1-11). He actually did not do anything except give the instructions. It involved a process of time, where nothing was happening except the servants in the wedding ceremony going back and forth filling some containers with water.
But when they did the next thing that Jesus said, which was take some of the water to the master of ceremony, that changes everything.
That is the story of the imminent return of Jesus. From the mundane existence if 24/7 daily life on earth, we enter into blissful eternity, while others go to hell. When Jesus comes back, at the trumpet sound from God, (1Thessalonians 4:15-18, 2Corinthians 15:52), it changes everything, like nothing you ever know.
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