Monday, May 12, 2014

Ready for His Return!

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When the Son of Man appears, things will be just as they were when Noah lived. People were eating, drinking, and getting married right up to the day the flood came and Noah went into the big boat.

They didn't know anything was happening until the flood came and swept them all away.
This is how it will be when the Son of Man appears.

Two men will be in the same field, but only one will be taken. The other will be left.  Two women will be together grinding grain, but only one will be taken. The other will be left. So be on your guard! You don't know when your Lord will come.

Matthew 24:37-42

About two years after I was born Israel became a nation again. The year was 1948 and the impossible happened when in the aftermath of Hitler's persecution of the Jews the world decided that the Jewish people should be allowed to be a nation. I once read an early 1930's Christian publication that made fun of those who predicted that Israel would once again be a nation. I think the article used the word "impossible."

On the day that Jesus returns what will it be like? Well, there will be lots of signs of His coming, but almost no one will pay any attention to them. There will have been lots of suffering in the world as God's power rolled across every land bringing men and women to a fresh awareness of the Almighty!

On the day that Jesus comes even His followers will not know that the Day has come until they see Jesus in the clouds!

We always remember what we were doing when something great happens. My mother told me she was baking a pie when she heard the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. I was working on a sink when the news of 911 broke. And I suppose we will all remember what we are doing when Jesus returns!
Here is a good suggestion for your "What to do today" list. Do only those things that would not cause you shame if Jesus came while you were busy with them. If a "very important person" was coming to your house today, but you didn't know exactly when, you would make sure everything was ready and you would keep it that way until they came.

That is what we all must do for Jesus. Jesus is coming, but we don't know when. So get your life ready for His arrival and keep it that way until that day arrives! You will never regret being ready for the return of Jesus! Amen.

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