We are watching and waiting in obedience of the Lord's command and in respect of the appointed times He created. What did He tell us to do?
36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Be always on the watch......and what else? Pray for escape. Sorry to all those who like to talk about man made doctrines but this comes straight out of our Bible. Always watching and praying, thats what it says. This nobody who writes to you today would encourage you to pray a watching and readiness prayer that goes something like this "Lord I pray that I will be found watching and ready on the day you show up unexpectedly in this world." That is a prayer that perfectly aligns with His will. When we pray according to His will good things happen.
Nobody except our Father in heaven knows exactly what is going to take place in this season but whatever it is we should be found watching and ready:
32“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard! Be alert e ! You do not know when that time will come. 34It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
35“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”
1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
9“ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11“Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
The Lord came at this subject it numerous different ways so we would "get it." Also remember that the Lord is the perfect writer, He does not need to overuse words or beat a subject to death, unless He wants to beat a subject to death so we "get it." He spent a fair amount of words to beat this idea into us. We need to be watching and ready. The Lord never intended for us to do everything on our own, He sent a helper also known as the Holy Spirit.
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you.
We are down to 5 days until Rosh Hashanah but remember the Lord could come back tonight, we do not know the day or hour. Its game time. If the Lord does come back unexpectedly (to this world) in this season of appointed times, let us be found doing what we were told to do in love and obedience. If "nothing happens" except this world continues to melt down into the abyss and the Words of prophesy continue to be fulfilled one after the other then let us be found watching, ready and doing whatever work the Lord has directed us to do.
Glory to God
Grace and Peace