Thursday, March 21, 2024

Jesus Coming Back Soon

 Excellent, make sure you watch the end.

This is another one of the possibilities we must always be ready for.  The answer to the rapture question is being ready always.  

2 Tim 4:2

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

Luke 21:

34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 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.”

He said it over and over again.  What does always mean?

Mark 13

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!’ ”

If you are watching and ready all the time, you cant miss the unexpected arrival of the Lord.  If you are a foolish virgin who discounts the Word of God in favor of some man's opinion-there will be a price to pay for that.  This is very simple, so simple a child could understand it.

This brings us back to what the Spirit of the Lord has been impressing on this servant.  We are in a season where we who believe need to:

1. repent

2.  revive

3. stand in righteousness

Why?  Because this ^^^ is the right answer regardless of what comes next.  If the Lord shows up unexpectedly, great-we are ready.  If the tribulation is about to start-no so great but we are ready.  If wordly tribulation is about to appear in great quantity and magnitude-again, not great but we are ready.  We have been warned guys, we know what to do.  Now, lets do it.

And please do not forget to stand in the gap for this land while we are living in it:

Ez 22:30

30“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. 31So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

We stand together in agreement in our prayers as a combat multiplier:

Matt 18:19

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

Its game time.  Its show time.  All of this that is going on and will go on is why we are on the earth in this season.  The Lord God did not make a mistake-you are the right person for the job the Lord God has put you here for.  Now, we do what we are here for.  We use our talents while it is called today so we will not be ashamed or disgraced on the day we stand before the Master:

Matt 25

14“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servantsc and entrusted to them his property. 15To one he gave five talents,d to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.e You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

This is not about putting money in a bank, its about using what you have been given.  Each one of us has talents, skills and abilities that must be: 1. used in service to the Kingdom, and 2. sharpened like a saw so tomorrow they will be of greater use than they are today.

In His grace and mercy the Lord God has warned us beforehand.  He has given us everything we need to know to succeed against whatever comes out of the gates of the future.  The Lord our God is very great.

Glory to God

grace and peace