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Maranatha What does it mean


Maranatha What does it mean

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									                           What does “Maranatha” mean?

In 1 Corinthians 16:22 Paul says: "Maranatha! Come, O Lord!" It is a word in the Aramaic
language which means: "Come o Lord!" or "The Lord comes". The Aramaic language was the
language the Jews generally spoke in the time of Jesus.

The short verse, quoted above, formed part of Paul's expectation that Christ's second coming
was near. It was one of the primary motives for a fervent Christian life. The Christians lived with
the constant expectation that the Lord may come any day to establish the golden ages of eternity
where there will be no more sin, no more sorrow, no more death, no more troubles.

That is something we in our times seem to forget. We live as if the Second Coming of Christ is
still far away. But if we look at the signs of the times (read 2 Timothy 3:1-5), it is clear that we
must also remind one another by shouting: "Maranatha! The Lord comes!" or "Come o Lord".

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