He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20
Could 2009 be the year that Jesus returns? Forget for a moment the theological notions you might have of rapture and tribulation and wars and rumors of wars (not at all to make light of Eschatology and its implications, but stay with me a moment). Are you ready for His return? But you say, "x,y, and z need to take place before…"
Let me phrase it this way, if you were to pass away (unexpectedly, of course) over the New Year's weekend, would you be ready to see Jesus? Are you prepared, as they say, to meet your Maker? You see, whether Jesus comes to us or we go to see Jesus, the end result is more or less the same.
What do you need to do to be ready? The Bible says, "that if you will confess with your mouth 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9-10.
Or perhaps, your life has been changed and you are, as the Bible says, a New Creation, how’s your "walk?" Are you reading Scriptures, praying, and fellowshipping with other Believers? If so, keep it up. Keep doing what you're doing. Keep seeking. Keep drawing near to God. It'll be worth it all.