I watched in wonder as the nation prepared for the day of the eclipse: August 21, 2017. Indeed, the Lord has blessed us in the Science arena by being able to predict such a luminous occasion. I watched the news and observed on social media how millions of people prepared for the big moment(s). Whether it was purchasing eclipse glasses or driving to another city or state to be in the path of totality, ALL the planning was for a brief few moments. The brief few moments to me only spoke of the Lord’s power, majesty and control of this world.
This indeed was a spectacular scientific event. Amongst all the planning and preparations, I wonder if we pondered our need to prepare for an even greater heavenly event? The coming again of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!
Unfortunately, we live in a world that is ruled by satan; the evil one. Therefore, society as a whole does NOT speak on the importance of being prepared for the Lords return. No scientist can predict the exact day, year, or moment! Many have tried in the past and failed. All whom will try in the future will fail. How do we know this?
- Matthew 24:42 “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.”
- Matthew 24:44 “For this reason you must also be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”
- Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
Are we planning? Are we daily preparing our hearts and minds to be ready for the “moment” when Christ will return? All through Scripture, the Lord admonishes us to watch, work and wait peacefully for His return .
We are to Watch with wisdom and discernment. The Lord guides us through His Word which can help us with daily decisions and plans!
We are to Work. Once the Lord comes into our hearts, He leaves us on this earth so that He can work through us and use us as His instruments to bless others!
We are to Wait peacefully. Waiting is not easy. But the Lords intention is for us to do it surrounded in peace. Every time Jesus presented Himself, “He said My peace I give you.”
He said to the stormy sea, “Hush, be still “. Apart from Jesus, there is no peace –not within a human heart.
The Lord wants us to be living each day in expectation of His return! He tells us in
1 Corinthians 15:52 that Jesus will return in the twinkling of an eye to receive His children unto Himself.
When He returns, will He find you among those who love Him and call Him Savior and Lord?
When He returns , will He find you walking in humble obedience to His ways?
When He returns, will He find you eager to see Him?
If you are reading this…then it’s not too late to prepare! If needed, humbly pray and ask Jesus Christ into your heart to be your Lord and Savior! Seek Spiritual counsel and wisdom from myself or another Christian friend who can guide you in your new walk of life!
I believe the most monumental scene in this temporal world that we live in will be the return of Jesus Christ amongst the clouds in the sky! Of that day and hour, we do not know. So let us FERVENTLY make the effort to be prepared to joyfully witness it!
I am ready, are you?! ❤️
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