Monday, January 14, 2008
Be Ready, Be Watching
The stake in the heart of Mid and Post tribulation rapture thinking is the idea of watching and readiness for the Lord's return. The Lord clearly and unequivocally tells us to be ready and watching TODAY. Not tomorrow, not next week, not mid tribulation, not post tribulation, TODAY. The time to be ready for the Lord's return is today, this very minute. Who guarantees any of us another minute on this planet? Who knows if the Lord is going to show up in another minute? Those who are not ready when the Lord shows up, don't get into the kingdom. We don't have tomorrow to be ready, only today. We must be faithful servants today, we must be obedient today, today is the day of salvation.
Matt 24:39 and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
They knew not.....why? No lamp (the word of God), No oil (the Holy Spirit) so they are blind. Just having a lamp isn't good enough either, you must have oil, you must be filled with the Holy Spirit who is the guarantee of your inheritance...
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.
While they went away to buy, the Lord came.....they were'nt ready when He came. I find what the Lord said to those who were not ready very sobering:
Matt25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Get your life in order today, repent today, pray today-for all the brothers, for your family, for yourself, time is short...Grace and peace~D
Posted by Brother D at 7:33 AM