Are You Ready

Mark 13:37 What I say to you I say to all, ‘ Be on the alert!

Are you ready for Jesus to come back?  No, I am not asking if your bags are packed.  Nor am I asking if your affairs are in order.  Here’s what I am asking, “Is your soul ready for Jesus to return?”  When Jesus taught about His return He didn’t focus on the details that we see in the book of Revelation.  He didn’t focus on the spectacular or the sensational.  He focused on the people.  He tells people what to do when persecution comes.  He lets us know that all we have to do is remain faithful.

Being ready for the return of Christ is not about what we know (the intricacies of end times theology, the progression of God’s judgments).  It is about trust.  Do we trust that Jesus will truly return?  Do we trust what Jesus has taught us?  Do we let both of those things give us courage?  Courage to do right.  Courage to follow when all reason says it is foolish.  Isn’t that the power that trust gives us?  Because we believe, we stand.  William Tyndale said, “For if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes, or whatsoever names they will?” Did you hear that?  What does it matter who opposes us if God is on our side?  That is the glory of trust!

So, what about us?  Do we live in that trust?  What is stopping us?  What is stopping you?

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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