We consider the “last words” of a significant person of influence very important. We listen closely and seek to remember and pay close attention to what they say. I recall vividly the “last words” of my mother as we, her family, were gathered around her deathbed.
The last words of Jesus Christ, our Savior, have much greater impact and importance! … However, they were not dying words – they were the words of a risen Lord, about to ascend to the Heavenly Father’s right hand, and uttered with the promise of one day returning to usher in and establish the eternal “Kingdom of God!”
Here they are (and very important!). We, His followers, must hear and heed them!
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth!”
And when He had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said… ‘Why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven!’” (From Acts 1:8–11 ESV)
The “last words” of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior… “King of Kings and Lord of Lords!” Oh, hear me! I intend to do everything in my power to hear and heed them! And, I’m excited about His promised return… It could be soon!