Saturday, September 12, 2015
Are You Ready?
More than ever before, my inner groans for Christ's return for his bride have been growing stronger and stronger: "Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance." (Romans 8:23-25)
Even when things are going particularly well in life, I'm always left with the feeling that this life is a vapor and all is vanity: "I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind." (Ecc. 1:14)
At times I'm left praying and shouting out to God to come soon, even so Come Quickly! With all I'm seeing in the news and listening to through Bible commentators and talk shows, I get a greater and greater sense that our "catching away" is not 20 years away, but most likely 5 years or less! Now no man knows the day or the hour, but for those who are watching and waiting for that blessed Hope: "But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober." (1Thess. 5:4-6)
Believers who are alert and watching are fully aware of the times and able to discern when the birth pangs are getting closer and closer together! When you see the world stage being set for things that will take place in the 7 year Tribulation period, you know the rapture is near!
I believe "God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him." (1 Thess. 5:9). The Bride will not go through what is about to wake this world out of its slumber! The Bride will be taken to heaven to be with the Lord until we come with Him in the clouds after the judgements have fallen upon this earth!
My question to you is: Are You Ready? If you are a Christian....are you busy doing the Lord's work until He comes for us? If you are not a Christian, why are you waiting to get right with God? Behold today is the day of salvation! You are not promised tomorrow or 80 years to live!! Jesus Christ came and died and rose again for you and to take your sins!!! Why would you choose this world and it's fleeting pleasures over an eternity spent with God himself? Don't get ripped off by the evil one! Repent of your sin and embrace Jesus Christ as your savior today!!!