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Matthew 24- Keep Watch

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:40-44

When will Jesus Christ return? This is probably the question most asked and pondered by Christians throughout the centuries, however as Jesus is teaching us, Nobody knows the day or hour of His return. So how should we respond to this information? Well it’s simple “Always Be Ready”, however that doesn’t sound so simple in its application. 

Jesus taught us another parable “If the homeowner knew when the thief was going to break into their house, he would have watched” makes sense, if we knew the exact day and time Christ was going to return, then I’m sure most people would be counting down the time, however since we don’t know, it’s important to stay ready and be on alert.

As Jesus said “You must be ready, for the Son of Man is returning at an hour you don’t expect him” Christ will return as a “Thief in the Night” at a time when we least expect him. So what do we as Christians need to do to prepare for his return? We need to remain as the spotless Bride (Ephesians 5:27) that Christ is expecting. We need to remain faithful and obedient to our Lord, we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit, we need to be producing fruit worthy of the Kingdom (Matthew 7)

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 24:45-51

We all heard the expression “When the Cat is away the mice will play” well this sums up the Church, when Christ ascended back to Heaven, most of the Church has fallen asleep. A majority of the Church has gotten lazy and buried their gifts. Alot of the Church has become more interested in worldly things than their mission from Christ

When our Master returns, what is he going to find? Is Christ going to find you managing your time and talents well serving the Kingdom, or will he find you wasting your life on meaningless worldly endeavors? Jesus has said over and over again “I will return in a hour you don’t expect” are we getting the message?

There is still time, it’s time to get on fire for The Lord and fulfill the Great Commision in Jesus name Amen!

Luke 21- Keep Watch

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.  Luke 21:34-36

Jesus had a simple message for the Church “Keep Watch” , as we don’t know when Christ will return, we are certain The Lord will return. Therefore we as Christians need to remain ready, have your lamps full of oil (Matthew 25) As Jesus said “I will come as a thief in the night” (Revelation 16:5) it’s important you don’t spiritually fall asleep and not be ready when Christ is knocking on your door! If Christ were here today, would you  act differently? Has your spiritual life taken a back seat to your flesh?

Jesus first warned us not to get tied down to the pleasures and worries of this world. This may seem hard to do, but our first priority should always be service to God. As Jesus warned these things can suddenly close on you like a trap, we see this happening everyday , Christians getting too involved in worldly things they no longer have time for spiritual things. Satan wants to trap and distract you, keep your eyes focused on Christ

For a day of judgement is coming upon the whole Earth (v35) Don’t get caught offguard when The Lord returns, don’t be unprepared, because when judgement of God comes its too late. Don’t forget your first love, Jesus Christ, don’t forget about the salvation of your soul, the pleasures of the flesh will be temporary but your soul will remain forever, either in Heaven or Hell

Jesus said “Be always on watch” not just on watch on Sundays but always, you should be ready at any moment to be reunited with Christ. And Jesus said “Pray that you can escape all that is about to happen” Pray without ceasing that God fills you with the Holy Spirit to lead your life away from sin and destruction. Finally Jesus said “Pray that you are able to stand before the Son of Man” are you ready to be face to face with The Lord Jesus Christ?

Satan wants to distract you with the worries of this world, the anxiety of this world, the fear of this world, but their is a greater importance , to be ready for the return of Christ. Dear Christian, this should give you great hope and peace knowing the only one who can save your soul, has promised its already saved if you abide in Him, Amen!