Sunday, November 12, 2017

Are You Ready?

For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. (Matthew 16:27)

It has been taught that the Lord is preparing us for our breakthrough, our destiny, and some blessed or exalted place on this earth - - but that is not true. The Lord is preparing you for His return, and He is preparing you for heaven! Heaven is the prize, not anything we can achieve in this world. The success we seek on earth may very well distract and deter us from the real prize; and that prize is the crown we will receive for our faithfulness to God in the midst of a sinful world.

The Bible consistently teaches us the necessity of spiritual preparedness; because we will not have time to get ourselves ready when Christ returns, but we must be ready. In other words, preparedness is a state of being for the Christian. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is not simply preparing us for that Day, He is that preparation, and Spirit-filled believers are prepared. Are you abiding in Him? In His house, in His Word, and in the secret place of prayer? Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? Are you prepared for Christ’s return? He may very well return today.

Don't get ready - be ready.

Let's Pray - Heavenly Father, thank You for clothing me in Your righteousness and preparing me to spend eternity with You. May my life be a signpost pointing to heaven, and may I be a minister of the Gospel that saved my wretched soul. Humbly I pray, amen.

2 comments:

  1. Because He is our heavenly Father, it's a joy to Him to have us prepared.
    May I yield in every area that's unprepared to Him.
    What could be more of an honor.

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