Monday, August 10, 2015

Just Be Ready



A couple of days ago, I was listening to a well known Pastor and author speaking on the Rapture. 

He was explaining the difference between those who believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture and those who believe in a Post-Tribulation Rapture.  And as with any discussion over matters such as these and the doctrinal positions of different denominations, there is much confusion and sometimes heated arguments over who is correct.

Each side will draw from scripture and argue their case. In many instances taking verses out of context in order to justify their position. This is also true with the many different doctrines that exist today.

Giving this some thought over the weekend, I begin to wonder why we spend so much time debating over such issues instead on focusing on where we stand in our relationship with Christ. Is our walk all that it should be or are we lacking? 

I would like to share a couple of verses with you.

 “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. ...Mark 13:32-37 ESV 

“For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” I Thessalonians 5:2 ESV

(Bold letters added for emphasis)

Ask yourself, “Am I ready for that day or that hour?” Or, “Will the Master find me asleep”? He comes as a thief comes, in the course of the night or while we sleep. Are you ready?

It does not matter the doctrine of Post-Tribulation or Pre-Tribulation, we just need to be ready!

If anyone reading this has not accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, now is the time to get to a quiet place and invite in Him. As a sweet Godly woman once said, “God is such a gentleman; He will never go where He is not invited.” Yet, today He stands at the door and knocks; won’t you please open the door?

The same goes for anyone who has accepted Him but your walk is not all that it should be, now is the time to make it right.

My prayer at this moment is that His Holy Spirit convicts you so that you will Just Be Ready!

God Bless you and to Him alone be the glory!

In Christ,
Ken Maes

August 10, 2015

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