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!