He is coming

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My mind was going on a very different route when I started this post. But then i read this verse (Mark 13: 35-37) and I felt compelled to talk about this. I feel like it’s not talked about as much as it should be. We don’t realise how sudden his coming will be. He could come now as you read this post, or as you are preparing for bed, eating, talking with friends or as you are sinning; a “small white” lie. What will happen then? Your chance is gone. Time is up. The master of the house has arrived. The bridegroom is here. There is no time for you to fill your lamp with oil.

Matthew 25

1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish [thoughtless, silly, and careless], and five were wise [far-sighted, practical, and sensible]. For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any [extra] oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delayed, they all began to nod off, and they fell asleep. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! The bridegroom [is coming]! Go out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins got up and put their own lamps in order [trimmed the wicks and added oil and lit them]. But the foolish virgins said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ But the wise replied, ‘No, otherwise there will not be enough for us and for you, too; go instead to the dealers and buy oil for yourselves.’ 10 But while they were going away to buy oil, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut and locked. 11 Later the others also came, and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open [the door] for us.’ 12 But He replied, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I do not know you [we have no relationship].’13 Therefore, be on the alert [be prepared and ready], for you do not know the day nor the hour [when the Son of Man will come].

It is a fight, a struggle to stay awake and to be on guard in this world. So many things take your mind off  what is most important. We are struggling to catch up to the world, because most of the time the world will make you feel left behind. Remember building your relationship with The Lord is what comes first before anything else. We are all sons and daughters of God. And when you are a child of God and a follower of Christ, the world will most definitely be against you {Mark 13: 13 You will be hated by everyone on account of My name, but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

Be on guard and persevere, the time is near when the son of man will come back and then it will be too late for you and the people around you that you could have helped. Always have the word of God on your mind, so that you will be able to face the enemy with firm footed assurance and readiness  produced by the word of God.

He will come like a thief in the night. With no warning

1 Thessalonians 5

Now about the times and seasons, brothers, we do not need to write to you. For you are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and security,” destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief. For you are all sons of the light and sons of the day; we do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain awake and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night; and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of our hope of salvation. For God has not appointed us to suffer wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Do not let the world fool you as you are not of this world. Keep your eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith. Let Him guide every step of your way. Be blind to the temptations of this world as in the long run they will do you no good. Hold on tight to the hems of the Lord. Cry and pray everyday for strength to step out into the world and face each day knowing that the Lord has seen the day and knows the way you should go. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and soul and pray ceaselessly. May the Lord bless you and keep you upright, awake and prepared for the day of the Lord.

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