Are We Watching? Are We Ready?

Commentary By:  Gordon King

The world continues on as it has for thousands of years, or does it?

People are eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, working for a living, raising their families, all seems normal, everything is like it has been for thousands of years after the great flood, so it would seem.

This is where the danger lies, when we become so comfortable with our daily lives that we say to ourselves nothing is changing, all is as it has been and will continue to be.

The fact is that all is not what it has always been, life is changing, the world is changing, and we are coming to the close of an age, the church age.

Sure, we have always had wars, we have had rumors of wars, we have had earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, storms and floods, signs in the skies, hunger and starvation, disease and plagues, social decline and perversions, evil and violence.  However, at no other time in history since the great flood of Noah have we seen all of these things happening all at the same time, and not only at the same time but with increased frequency and intensity!

I suppose that we could say that at least some of these things are the result of the world that we live in, and that would be a correct assumption.  But how does one account for things not due to the fall of man?  How about increased earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms and floods of biblical proportions.  What about strange and very unusual occurrences such as blood-red waters, blood-red moons, massive solar flares, strange sounds, massive sink holes world-wide, and mass animal deaths around the world?  How do we account for all of these things?!

The point is that we can either choose to believe what the bible tells us about the end times or not. 

All of bible prophecy which has been fulfilled thus far has come to pass with 100% accuracy, who else could boast that?!  And if this is the truth then why would the rest of bible prophecy not also come to pass with 100% accuracy?!  It will my friends, it will.

The prophecies written about Jesus Christ hundreds of years before His birth all came to pass, all with 100% accuracy.  Yet most Jews chose not to believe, instead they not only carried on with their daily lives as if all were normal, but they persecuted the God that they claimed to believe in and worship!

I can understand those of the world not believing what the bible says, not believing in the gospel of Jesus Christ, they are blinded to the truth.  However, for a believer to not believe what the bible says is another thing.  And if we do not see what is happening in this world according to what God told us would happen then may the good Lord have mercy on us and may the rapture of the church happen much sooner than later!

As most of you probably know, I do not believe that a truly born-again believer in Jesus Christ can lose their salvation, but this does not mean that we will not suffer in this life.  Nor does it mean that we cannot lose God’s blessings and eternal rewards in heaven.

As Christians we are here as ambassadors for Christ, we lay down our own lives in order to put on Christ, to allow Christ to live through us.  We are to allow the Holy Spirit to work through us, to lead us, and to guide our paths.  We must listen to what the Spirit says, we must discern the truth from lies, and we must be able to discern the times!

Just because we are believers does not mean that we cannot be led astray, on the contrary, we most certainly can and many of us are!  We can be led to follow the doctrines of demons, to believe lies, and to do things which are ungodly.  We can grieve the Holy Spirit, we can quench the fire within us, and we can choose not to follow His lead.

Living in this world as a believer in Jesus Christ is a struggle, we will face problems, we will suffer, we will battle against the flesh, all of us do.  However, we must seek the Lord in all things, listen to what He is telling us and follow His ways.  Being a Christian isn’t only about being saved, it’s about worshiping the God who saved us!  That means to lay down our own lives and put on His.  It means to be more like Christ and less like ourselves.  It’s not always easy and I struggle with it myself, but it is something that we must try and do.

When we seek the Lord, when we study His word, when we live like Christ and for Christ then we can more clearly hear His voice, discern the spirits, the truth, and the times.  And if God did not want us to know the times then He wouldn’t have told us about them in the first place!

Jesus told us to watch and be ready, I believe that He didn’t just tell us that for our comfort or merely instruction, but as a command!

Matthew 24:-42-46

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.  45 “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.”

Blessed are those who watch and are ready.  Jesus is coming at a time we do not expect!

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

3 thoughts on “Are We Watching? Are We Ready?

  1. Thanks for your comment Christine!

    I pray that you and yours are well Sister. May the good Lord keep you sheltered under His mighty wings!

    Psalm 91:1-2
    ‘He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” ‘

    God bless! Maranatha!

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