a.) Something that will take place or exist in the future
b.) Something, such as an order, promise, requirement, or obligation
c.) The will to do something or have something take place
d.) Something that is inevitable
1 John 3:1-3, “1How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.”
When Jesus returns, he will be the unchallenged king that we’ve been waiting for a very long time. So when you read this verse, think on that. When He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as he is. Perhaps just being able to watch him in action will be enough for now. After all, He shall come (in the future) (as a promise) (it is inevitable) (as something that will take place).
One would think that the book of Revelation would be riddled with shalls, but there is only one instance of the word, specifically in the seventh verse of the first chapter. Now while the book doesn’t have many occasions of the use of the word shall, most of the events that happen shall take place in the future.
In the meantime, what shall you do?