Saturday, November 8, 2014

We Must be Ready - November 8, 2014

Matthew 24:36-44 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
36“No one knows when that day or hour will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son don’t know. Only the Father knows.

37“When the Son of Man comes again, it will be exactly like the days of Noah. 38In the days before the flood, people were eating, drinking, and getting married until the day that Noah went into the ship. 39They were not aware of what was happening until the flood came and swept all of them away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes again.

40“At that time two men will be working in the field. One will be taken, and the other one will be left. 41Two women will be working at a mill. One will be taken, and the other one will be left.

42“Therefore, be alert, because you don’t know on what day your Lord will return. 43You realize that if a homeowner had known at what time of the night a thief was coming, he would have stayed awake. He would not have let the thief break into his house.

44Therefore, you, too, must be ready because the Son of Man will return when you least expect him.

If you study Bible prophecy, the signs of the times are pointing to the soon return of Jesus Christ. The Middle East is in turmoil that hasn't been seen in decades, with ISIS persecuting Christians and other minorities, and Israel daily struggling with Islamic extremists bent on their annihilation.

The world's weather has gone "wacky" with freak storms, severe drought, record cold and record heat. Earthquakes are at a frequency that is the greatest since records have been kept, and volcanic activity is at a high as well. These and many other things point to events spoken of in the Bible that would occur just prior to the Lord's coming.

Even with all that is going on, we still don't know the day that Jesus will return. No man will be able to predict the end, and as Jesus said, it will come "like a thief in the night", when we least expect it. So what is the message? What should we do? As Jesus was clear to say, we need to be ready! If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, there is no better time than today to do so.

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