“Ready or Not!”
“It is like a man on a journey, who left his house, gave authority to his slaves, gave each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to be alert. Therefore, be alert, since you don’t know when the master of the house is coming---whether in the evening or at midnight or at the crowing of the rooster or early in the morning. Otherwise, he might come suddenly and find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to everyone: BE ALERT!” Mark 13:34-37
The signs of the times, are giving the TRUE BELIEVERS an air of EXCITEMENT, if you are a DISCERNER of the times, and are familiar with how the Scriptures describe the LAST DAYS, you realize that TIME is growing very short for our DEPARTURE. Let’s look at 2 Thessalonians 2:7, it says: “For the mystery of LAWLESSNESS is already at work, but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way.” If you read verses 1-6, the Apostle Paul says: “Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him” …. (rapture) Then Paul describes what will take place prior to this event. So, I believe that we are experiencing this escalation of LAWLESSNESS as a facet of the LAST DAYS. Even though we DON’T KNOW the DAY nor the HOUR of the RETURN of JESUS to GATHER His Church, we can sure be DISCERNERS of the times.
Our Scripture, in Mark, today, is a PARABLE, which the Lord Jesus told concerning the DAY and HOUR of His RETURN, and what He expects of His TRUE BELIEVERS, those who are a part of His household, until He returns. He says: That this Man, gave AUTHORITY to his slaves, by giving each one his WORK to do and COMMANDED the DOORKEEPER to be ALERT. I believe that the SLAVES are the TRUE BELIEVERS, and the DOORKEEPER could possibly be the PASTORS, and that the WHOLE HOUSEHOLD should be on ALERT! The MESSAGE here, I believe is BE ALERT! and WORK for the NIGHT is coming, when no one will work. The WORK of the TRUE BELIEVERS will end. Are YOU being ALERT and WORKING for the LORD? Because, READY or NOT He’s coming and we DON’T KNOW WHEN. It could be TODAY! And you NEED to be READY.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you will be LEFT BEHIND, when He comes. And you will be HEADED for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, once you’re there. In order to be READY, you NEED to be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Confess your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and BE ALERT! WORKING for the MASTER, and BE READY for your DEPARTURE. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!