If I could distill down in the fewest words possible what it is my spirit is impressed with from the Lord, it would be the passage above. Watch and pray. We are servants who have been given work while the Master is away. We were told that we would not know when the Master would return so we must watch for Him. While we are watching we are to be doing those things that good and faithful servants know they should do.
Watch watch watch. This world is trending toward destruction in every way. Can't you see it? Many cannot see it. Everything is failing, and its all happening at the same time. So what? The so what is, Jesus our Master is coming back soon. What does soon mean? I have no idea. This world is trending toward the kind of destruction written about by the prophets and throughout the book of Revelation. What does that mean? The Lord is coming back soon.
This writer has pointed out to you that things appearing to be on their way (like massive earth upheaval caused by other bodies in outer space) could cause the kind of destruction we read about in the book of Revelation. So what? So, if that kind of destruction is on the way, and it doesnt matter what the cause is (elenin nibiru 2012 whatever), then our Lord Jesus is right at the door. Thats the point, the Lord is near and we should be watching for Him, not that one thing or another is the cause of this worlds destruction. We mention the latter to keep you focused on the former, understand?
Things are not 'business as usual' in this world anymore for the aware observer. Things have not been 'normal' for a long time now. Because the changes have come so gradually, in such slow motion, most people continue living in fantasy land. It doesnt matter what is causing all this slide toward destruction, what matters is, its happening. So ELE-nin did nothing, so Nibiru does nothing, so Y2K is a dud, so 2012 is a year like all the rest, so what? We are watching for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, thats what and that will continue to be the what until He arrives.
If Noah saw the storm clouds moving in before the Lord told him to get into the ark, he probably would have stayed close to the ark, wouldn't you? I would. The Lord has told us everything beforehand. We KNOW whats coming and whats coming isnt pretty. When we see it coming from miles away, should we not stand close to our ark (the Lord Jesus)? You would have to be mentally impaired not to stay close to the ark of safety with the storm clouds moving overhead.
The warnings you have read here over the years are not about economic collapse or ELE-nin or Nibiru or whatever, they are about watching and being ready for the return of the Lord. We were told to be watching and ready, are you doing that? It matters not which strategy you choose to use in order to keep yourself focused on the return of the Lord. What matters is you are found watching and ready when the Lord returns.
This world is full of mockers. They mock our watching and readiness as if we were fools. How many so called christians are telling people today not to watch for the Lords return because according to them "it cant happen yet?" Those people are fools (The Lords Words not mine-Matt 25). Not only are they fools, many of them are enemies. Anyone who tells me to disobey a direct order from the Lord I must consider an enemy to my soul. If the Lord told us to watch and be ready without any qualifiers, that means DO IT NOW. Not tomorrow, not during a sabbatical year, not at mid-trib, not at the end of the tribulation, DO IT NOW.
We have told to be watching and ready now, and each and every day in the future until the Lord arrives for us. That is biblical fact. We have been told to be patient like the wise virgins who brought oil along with their lamps. We have been told not to be surprised that we suffer like soldiers. It will be well for those servants who are found doing what they were told to do when the Lord arrives.
This world is moving like a freight train down the tracks of time toward the time of Jacob's trouble, also known as the tribulation. The Lord has clearly stated that there will be an escape from all thats about to happen and we should pray for it (Luke 21:36). Noah escaped all. Lot escaped all. Some of us will escape all if we are found worthy.
How much longer this world can circle the drain before going down, I know not. It is well within the Lords power to keep this world afloat for years to come if He so desires. This requires patience. The Lord could also pull the plug on this world immediately setting into motion the most horrific days this world has ever and will ever see. This requires readiness, NOW.
We must be ready to stay here on this earth, patiently suffering for however long it takes for our Lord to arrive. We must also be ready to leave immediately without a backward glance at this sick and sinful world. What is the Lord saying to the churches today? Watch and be ready. Do those things wise servants would do in their Lord's absence.
grace and peace