Thursday, June 21, 2012

Be Ready!

Yesterday I looked at imminence and the fact that Jesus can come
at any moment. But is it important to anticipate the rapture? What 
does scripture say?
“...You must also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour
you do not expect.” (Luke 12:40)
“Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord
is coming.”  (Matthew 24:42)
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” (Matthew 25:13)
But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation
and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you
suddenly like a trap...” (Luke 21:34)
There are so many scriptures that deal with His coming and each one
is accompanied with examples of those who do not care, or are not
watching.  Read the chapters concerning what Jesus says in 
Luke 12, and 21, Matthew 24, and 25. Events today are played out 
in the very words spoken by Jesus. Surely, we are in a time of 
world-wide upheaval, uncertainty and apathy. The earth itself is groaning; 
earthquakes, and volcanic activity are reported daily. Ponder this: 
There is a day coming when everything will utterly and completely change. 
How then shall we live?

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