Thursday, June 3, 2021

To Be Ready Means to Be READY

To Be Ready Means To Be READY 

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Itake heed to myself, lest my heart be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on me unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. I watch therefore, and pray always that I may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. The day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But I am not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake me as a thief. I am a son of light and son of the day. I am not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let me not sleep, as others do, but let me watch and be sober. I look forward to Your return, Lord Jesus! Keep me ready and watching, I pray! MATTHEW 25:13; LUKE 21:34–36; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:2 –6. Dr. David Jeremiah Life-Changing Moments with God 

The prevailing thought these days is that if there is to be some day that Jesus returns that it's far off in the distance.  That it's sometime way off in the future. 

The Scriptures say otherwise.  When asked of when the things Jesus spoke of would take place, He both referred to them in terms that were easily understood and made no reference to hundreds of centuries.  His references were to be easily understood.  Cultures change but His explanations would fully apply.  There and in other places in the Bible events would be recognized.  People who are looking would understand what they are seeing. Apathy would be rampant.  Would Jesus find the faith when He returns?  People would be believing that if if were to happen it wouldn't be in their lifetime. That they could claim to come to Christ yet go live life as they wanted.  Let that future generation deal with it. 

Oh so many are in denial of what evidences that have already occurred in the last 100 years!  If you are at all looking you can see Scripture coming true concerning Israel. You can see the Bible's references to how mankind would be prior to the return of Christ are what our world is about. 

To be honest I find my heart trying to go two directions.  One has to do with what I want and desire vs what I am told to write about and proclaim to the world.  

I fight desires to go and do and just forget responsibility. To just find something that I want to do and just go do it. To go places, to see things, that this world isn't going anywhere.  

In the other part of my heart I know certain truths. That in my youth it was revealed to me that in my lifetime I would see the Rapture of the Church.  Mine was that generation that would see the Tribulation. 
I see through all of this the futility of things.  I see the need to tell as many as I can how to find Salvation in Christ Jesus alone.  I see the urgency of the Spirit.  This blog has been mind blowing to me as to its scope and global reach.  The Spirit is taking it places that I never could with a book should I write one.  

My Friend time is of the essence.  We don't have hundreds or thousands of years to live like there's no tomorrow. We need to be right with God today while it is still today. While the opportunity to be saved is possible.  Jesus was telling those around Him that they would always have the poor and others but they wouldn't always have Him. He would soon be going through the crucifixion then to Hades to bring those of centuries past who believed in Him with Him to Heaven.  He kept that promise. He made another promise. To return to receive those who had died in Christ first then those of us who were alive and remained next who were sealed in the Spirit.  My Friend once saved you are sealed by the Spirit of God. He seals the deal on Salvation. Nobody including ourselves can break that binding agreement.  That's another promise kept. 

The Old Testament made promises of One who was to come. Of the things He would endure. The death He would die. In those promises came life for all who would believe.  The promise of His coming was exactly as foretold. The city of His birth, exactly as foretold. The conditions of His life, having a need to escape to Egypt, exactly as foretold. Of His occupation. Of His...that list can go on and on.  Nobody in Human history except Jesus Christ fulfilled to the last detail what the Old Testament claimed of Him who was to come. 

Our world is full of carnival rides and attractions.  Designed to distract and bring a false sense of happiness and security. To those in power it is where opportunists take advantage of weaknesses of others to dominate their lives.  Distractions are flooding this world to take our attention away from the Father's business. To save lives.  Scripture tells of both prudent and foolish virgins awaiting the return of the one that was coming.  Some sacrificed and prepared for an unexpected arrival. The rest did not. Will you be ready for His return?

My Friend if you haven't come to Christ for Salvation you most certainly are not ready for His return.  Those of us who are saved will be leaving this world when He gives that call to come to Him at His return. It grieves me greatly at the depth of the deception that has permeated the so-called Church.  Teachers telling people just what they want to hear. Just as the Bible said would happen. Another promise kept.  Billions will flock to Churches after the Rapture.  Crying out to God for another chance. Crying out to God to come back!  Only realizing too little too late that they really hadn't come to Christ after all. They believed twisted lies of Satan's perpetrator's in the so-called Church's. Those who deny the power and position of Jesus. Those who teach as things that are good and ok yet the Bible says are sin. Those who have taught people to stumble away from who God really is. Those who call good evil and evil as good. 

Fact: The day of the Lord is coming.
Fact: Jesus was and is The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 
Fact: Without Salvation in Christ Jesus alone you will not escape the wrath of God that is coming upon the world. 
Fact: Once you have chosen Christ Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you are sealed. Protected by His Promises. The Spirit comes to you and indwells you. 
Fact: By only the name of Jesus can anyone be saved.
Fact: He is coming soon. Are you among the ready or are you among the foolish who believe the lie that you can live however you want until He might come?

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