But who will endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he is like the refiner’s fire, or like the fuller’s lye. Malachi 3:2
So, who will endure his coming?
Simeon. A man of the Holy Spirit. Righteous. Devout. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him (Luke 2:25). He came to the temple being led by the Holy Spirit to gaze upon his coming. Simeon’s canticle still reverberates in the present times. His words to Mary prophesied the plan of salvation. And when he saw his coming, he blessed God.
Anna. She is 84 and she stays in the temple 24/7. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37). She praises her God non-stop. She exalts his name each second. She sings songs of God’s glory each minute. And when she saw his coming, she gave thanks to God.
Can we endure his coming?
Yes. By being Simeon and Anna.
Doctor Luke’s prescription covers it all. Righteousness. Devoted. Allowing the Holy Spirit be upon you. Proclaim God’s salvation. Worship night and day. Prayers. Fasting. Bless and thank God.